NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition Review

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Final Thoughts and Conclusions

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 is the new flagship video card from NVIDIA and hands down is the fastest card that we have ever tested. It is simply the best graphics card on the market today when it comes to performance. It also comes with a sky high price tag of $1,499. That price point is going to put it out of the reach for gamers, but content creators that are familiar with professional workstation card pricing won’t be freaking out over the price tag. This card is aimed at a different crowd and fills that niche very nicely.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Retail Boxed Video Card

Using the GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition was a pleasurable experience as it ran cooler and quieter than the GeForce RTX 3080 Founders edition. We were able to crank games like PUBG up on our 4K display with Ultra image quality settings and it actually felt smooth for once. No hitching or micro-stutters were present when we played a few matches online, which was unusual for that game title. It also ripped through the content creation workloads like no other card that we’ve ever tested.
Many were expecting the RTX 3090 to trounce the RTX 3080 and while that wasn’t the case it is still an impressive card. At $1499 it will be used by those that have deep pockets and simply want the best. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 is still the card that we’d recommend to strictly gamers as it delivers basically 80-90% of the performance at less than half of the cost of a RTX 3090 card. You really can’t go wrong with either model!

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Legit Bottom Line: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition is the new king in town!

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