The maximum values of a very demanding scene are not the whole truth, because the power consumption of fast cards is actually also very resolution- and also game-dependent. However, the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti now plays in the league of the gobblers. The higher the resolution, the higher the thirst. let’s first consider the accumulation of all games and cards for each resolution:
Thus, there are no big secrets in terms of power consumption. MSI’s TBP for the factory-overclocked GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is largely met and even undercut when gaming in FHD and QHD. Only in UHD are some games above that and it scratches the 500-watt mark. With about 12 watts at idle, it is just within the usable range, it is certainly also due to the RGB of the board partner card. The partial load ranges are still adequately realized, which could also be due to the slightly increased clock rate. However, the card reaches around 500 watts under real full load in the stress test and full warming, which is almost 20 watts more than predicted and specified in the BIOS.
Which brings us to the specifications, because in the end it is clearly regulated by firmware what is allowed to go maximum and minimum. A maximum of 480 watts power limit is allowed for the board partner card instead of the 450 watts reference and is also preset, whereby it can also go a bit higher.
The somewhat more detailed curve for gaming and torture looks quite relaxed towards the top, although the intervals with the long 20 ms are still very granular. In detail, these intervals (the load peaks will follow shortly) look like this for the average gaming loop (Horizon Zero Dawn as an example) and Furmark: