With GPU prices slowly starting to normalize, if you were not keen on upgrading before because you were not comfortable paying the ‘scalper tax,’ then Amazon has a deal for you, and it is for the EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming. This behemoth of a GPU is down to $1,299.99, making it lower than the $1,499.99 MSRP that NVIDIA stamped on it a while back. If you want to give yourself a fresh start at 4K gaming, this is going to be the best purchase you will ever make.
With EVGA, you get top-notch after-sales support, and the company’s use of high-quality cooling solutions means that the RTX 3090 will maintain its temperature under full load. Just make sure to have a compatible power supply unit in your desktop computer; otherwise, you are going to run into major problems, and the GPU purchase will be all for nothing. To remind you, the RTX 3090 requires a 750W PSU as a bare minimum to run this card.
However, we will recommend consumers to upgrade to 850W, as there have been some instances where there are massive power spikes from high-end cards like the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 as they draw additional current for a split second, forcing the PSU’s overcurrent protection to kick in and shut down the computer. As for the specifications, this GPU features a whopping 24GB of GDDR6X RAM, along with a boost core clock speed of 1,800MHz.
The memory is clocked at 19,500MHz effective, with a total of 10,496 CUDA cores and a memory bandwidth of 936GB/s. For $100 extra, you can upgrade to the slightly powerful RTX 3090 Ti, which retails for $1,399.99 on Amazon as well. The ‘Ti’ variant is reserved for those that want the absolute best of the best, so if your budget allows, feel free to pick this one up; otherwise, you will be taken care of by this beast of a graphics card.