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Been a while since I looked at this thread and was wondering how many people were still waiting for their 3090. To be honest I paid slightly over the odds for my card from an eBay seller last year and so glad I did looking at how the prices kept going upWow, almost an entire year on and back orders are almost clear. This has been a wild ride and I'm still so grateful that I had my card some 10 months ago
Probably the same experience all over again but the 4090 cards will sell for £2,500 at release and then get sold by scalpers for £4,000.
Anyone who owns or considering purchasing an 3090 FE, and want to get the best from their GPU should be prepared to change the thermal pads/paste and also undervlote.
Out the box these cards easily go over 1000mV, which is way to high. At these high voltage you will most likely get annoying Coil whine.
This was the first time I have opened up a GPU and it was very easy. All you have to do is make sure to have to right tools and take your time.
Also follow this guide
My 3090 FE now runs at 830mv, and 1910mhz. Next to no Coil whine.
Playing graphically demanding games.
Max Core temps 68c
Max Mem temps 86c
Before doing the above I was on the verge of selling the 3090 FE as it was to hot and noisy.
But I am now extremely happy with the new results. I highly recommend upgrading your 3090 FE.
Or at a minimum undervlot the GPU.
Wow, no one can afford that.
I disagree, don't do this for gaming. Not worth it as you can play games fine without doing this. 3090FE fan never passes 65% anyway and the coil whine is only on some cards not all.
My 3090 FE has temps below and no mod was done.No coil whine
Your either not checking the VRAM tempterature, or your using a 3090 to play at ancient and outdated resolutions such as 1080P or 1440P, or your using an old monitor stuck at 60Hz.
Play any newish game at 4k on a 3090FE, on a high refresh rate monitor and you'll see at least 100C on the VRAM temperature - this is the point of the 'mod' that you're referring to. Core temps can be ignored, as they're often 50, 60, 70C, meanwhile VRAM is cooking.
Not only will prices be higher, but availability will again be terrible and all of the same problems with scalpers will remain. On the plus side, I think we will be able to order a 4090 and hold on to the 3090 until the new card arrives and still sell it for a decent price. Never again will I sell anything in advance of when I actually receive something else.Yeah I bought my KFA2 3090 SG in December for £1545 and it's running great. It's now retailing for closer to £1,995 so happy chappy. Not going to be too interested in 4080/90 as prices are going to be higher IMHO. This card should last me a few years TBH as not too bothered about ray tracing can take it or leave it. At UWQHD it's a beast so what's not to like.
Your either not checking the VRAM tempterature, or your using a 3090 to play at ancient and outdated resolutions such as 1080P or 1440P, or your using an old monitor stuck at 60Hz. <snip>
I dont think 1440p is outdated yet
If I wanted to build a new gaming PC. Would I be best doing a 5900X 3090 or 3060TI if I want to use it for mining to claw back some of the costs of the build?
The Graphics cards are crazy prices, so can't beat em, join em to help with the increased price.
I'm not liking sound of having to mod cards costing over 2grand.
Currently have a i7 2600K (4.3ghz) and an Overclocked Vega 56
Thanks I'm advance of anyone's input.
I did that when the 3080 was announced i thought i would get one straight away so sold my 2080 Ti i was stuck without a graphics card for ages will never do that again.Not only will prices be higher, but availability will again be terrible and all of the same problems with scalpers will remain. On the plus side, I think we will be able to order a 4090 and hold on to the 3090 until the new card arrives and still sell it for a decent price. Never again will I sell anything in advance of when I actually receive something else.