Unlock 3090Ti energy restrict to 890W！ pic.twitter.comhttps://www.pcgamer.com/6VtyEF184ICould 5, 2022
The aptly-named MegaSizeGPU has posted a screenshot of what they declare to be an Asus RTX 3090 Ti TUF working with an influence restrict of 890W, as noticed by Videocardz. The outlet additionally says the consumer has confirmed the GPU is operational, regardless of being far in extra of even the facility limits of the extra excessive RTX 3090 Ti fashions accessible.
I would often keep away from photos taken of a display as proof of something—these can so simply be faked—however there’s ok motive to consider that such a feat may be attainable with a specialised BIOS.
The precise BIOS utilized by MegaSizeGPU has since been uploaded to TechPowerUp, courtesy of its creator, and has been designed for Asus Strix LC, Asus TUF, and Founders Version fashions. These kinds of BIOS, often called XOC (excessive overclocking), are used comparatively typically in record-breaking makes an attempt, and permit for higher energy supply when pushing silicon to the extremes.
Meaning you possibly can do that BIOS out for your self, although I would not suggest you do. You run the numerous danger of bricking your chip with out due care and talent, and even then it is nonetheless actually dangerous.
Even in case you wished to offer it a go, most RTX 3090 Ti graphics playing cards are ill-equipped to obtain that a lot energy; not solely in how they cope with that energy by the onboard VRM parts however by the cables themselves. The usual RTX 3090 Ti connector can obtain as much as 600W by a single 16-pin connector.
Some playing cards designed for excessive overclocking do get round this, nevertheless, together with EVGA’s RTX 3090 Ti Kingpin and Galax’s HOF OC Lab Version. These two playing cards include twin 16-pin PCIe energy connectors, which in concept max out at a whopping 1200W when mixed. The EVGA card even has a XOC BIOS that unlocks a 1000W energy restrict. Crikey.
You can additionally solder your personal mods to a PCB and try to inject extra energy that method, however that is not your on a regular basis improve.
A graphics card truly working at 1200W might be unlikely from this era, irrespective of how a lot liquid nitrogen you throw at it. Hearsay has it Nvidia could possibly be taking part in with the thought of a 900W GPU with the subsequent era, often called Ada Lovelace, however that is certainly only for funsies within the lab, certainly?