MSI RTX 3090 Ti reportedly has 480W TDP, requires 1000W power supply

The upcoming GeForce RTX 3090 Ti has already caused quite a bit of controversy, and we don’t even have an official release date or MSRP yet. Nevertheless, news of the 3090 Ti continues to leak, and perhaps due to the extreme nature of this product, it is once again making waves. A retweet from Message from @wxnod through momomo_us alerted us to a “horrifying” MSI Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X specs leak. strained.

During the official unveiling of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti at CES 2022, the presentation unfortunately lacked specs and other details. We’re still rolling out the leaked specs ahead of the reveal for our most confident guesses on the final specs of the soon-to-be crowned fastest GeForce. However, if the tweeted leak is correct, it will also earn the infamy of being the most significant single GPU power hog ever sold to consumers. We had to say “single GPU” because of the AMD Radeon R9 295×2 and the Asus GeForce GTX 295 Mars Edition.

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Above, you can see the purported full specs of MSI’s GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X Edition. The screenshot appears to be genuine, following the style of the MSI product website, and no apparent edits or careless typos in the data. Overall, the graphics card seems to confirm our expected specs for the next release.

The headlining power consumption figure – 480W is in line with expectations, as pushing these Ampere GPUs illustrates the law of diminishing returns. The GPU die with its 10,752 CUDA cores active and running up to its extreme mode boost of 1,900MHz will cause this card to consume 480W when taxed. Interestingly, the Extreme level is only 20MHz higher than the “Game and Quiet mode” at 1880MHz, which will make many wonder if it’s worth it. However, absolute cutting-edge enthusiasts want every last MHz, which has always been the case.

Another interesting stat that pops out of the spec sheet is MSI’s triple 8-pin power connectors for its Suprim X design. limits. It’s easy to question that decision based on the new high-density power connectors like those used by the Nvidia reference models. Still, MSI will have its reasons for choosing the unsightly old option. The non-Ti MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim uses the same configuration.

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We expect further details on the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti directly from Nvidia before the end of January. Unfortunately, there has been no confirmation of the rumored hardware and software issues being delayed, so we have to assume that the schedule set at CES 2022 just a fortnight ago is still on the way.

Alan A. Seibert