NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 – Launch Day Reviews

Last week NVIDIA officially launched their RTX 30 series starting with the GeForce RTX 3080. It provided great performance at a great price and really made gaming at 4K enjoyable. Now a week later we have the GeForce RTX 3090. The naming of the card might make you think it sits higher in the product stack (and it does), but it really sits in a category all its own.

ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity @ Think Computers
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ TweakTown
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 GAMING X TRIO 24G @ TweakTown
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ Hot Hardware
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ Tom’s Hardware
ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 STRIX OC @ TechPowerUp
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio 24G @ TechPowerUp
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3090 Eagle OC @ TechPowerUp
ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity @ TechPowerUp
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ Tech Radar
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ PC World
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ Eurogamer
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ PC Gamer
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ PC Mag
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X TRIO 24G @ Guru3D
Palit GeForce RTX 3090 GamingPRO OC @ Guru3D


In this review I’ll be going over the Z490 Aorus Master motherboard for the latest generation of Comet Lake processors.  For those who do not know, Aorus is the gaming brand under Gigabyte that combines features from many of the previous product lines together to create a super motherboard for the aspiring gamer, weekend overclocker and system builder looking for a universal platform to handle it all.

Read more @ Hardware Asylum

Gigabyte Leaks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, RTX 3080 20GB, And RTX 3070 16GB Ampere Cards

We see not only GeForce RTX 3080 products that Gigabyte has already announced, but also unannounced models, including boards with 20GB of GDDR6X (confirming our supposition above). But that’s not all, there are also references to other unannounced products including the GeForce RTX 3060, which we’ve previously talked about.

Read more @ Hot Hardware


On the face of it, the Gigabyte RTX 3080 Eagle OC appears to tick all the boxes for a third-party graphics card. It has a large, triple-fan cooler, factory overclocked core, RGB lighting, full length metal backplate, and tweaked power delivery compared to a reference board. Considering it is coming in at that £649 MSRP, then, it certainly sounds impressive on paper.

Read more @ KitGuru


So what is Z490 offering right now? For starters, there has been a large focus on VRM and VRM cooling design. With the top-level Intel Core i9-10900K featuring 10 cores along with HyperThreading, the ability to deliver clean, continuous power is going to be one of the primary factors that separates a good Z490 board from the competition. With the introduction of HyperThreading on Intel’s mid-range line-up, power delivery is going to be vital in all segments.

Read more @ TechPowerUp


Gigabyte puts a B550 motherboard on the market with the B550 Vision D, which is rather poaching in the nobler upper house with currently a good 260 euro and is partly almost twice as expensive as the cheapest X570 boards. While I still had stomach aches with the Gigabyte B550 Aorus Master to explain the price in a plausible way, the Gigabyte B550 Vision D is a little different. 

Read more @ Igor’s Lab


The GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Master is different. It does have a solid feature set but lacks excessive options or features that drive the price up too much. It’s not an inexpensive solution, but among Z490 motherboards, it offers no compromises on the performance side while being relatively reasonable in the price department. It is a solution ideal for the gamer or the overclocking enthusiast.

Read more @ The FPS Review


That’s where today’s three ITX motherboards come in to play. All three are the peak of their respective ranges in the ITX format, and we’re going to put them head to head. We have the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-I Gaming, the MSI MEG Z490I Unify, and the Gigabyte Z490-I Aorus Ultra. Let’s see how they stack up.

Read more @ OC3D