thomasdadamsFe for sure. The ftw3 ultra too unreliable.
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ftw3 pcb is very downgraded in terms of power filtering and has messed up power balancing that jacobF keeps denying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuimvlNraLM this information regarding the messed up power balancing obtained from GG discord where EVGA can't censor us No other bios helps since they all have the same pci-slot power limit. I dont think they can, Since the cards are hitting 78W on the slot and 121W on the plugs. Messed up big time using analog drivers on it so cant change the balance without changing resistors. All the high leakage FTW not reaching 500W because they hit the slot draw limit first. You can look in the bios editor and theres a power limit for each input. With digital vrm drivers they can make it pull more power from the other plugs once 1 input hits its limit. Analog ones you cant since the resistor config is only set once at factory which defines how much power is draw from each input. I couldnt work out what the exact split is between inputs. But as a example. on a 2 plug card you'd have 28% power from slot and 36% from each plug. On a analog vrm driver. That balance is set in stone with the resistor config, On a digital one its controlled over the i2c and feedback. So you get a card that has a high leakage in the SM of the die. its going to pull more power over the slot than a low leakage one. So it hits that slot power limit and cant re-balance it self for more power from plugs. Then you never reach the total board power limit. The bios is 78/144/144 But in real usage the card hits 78/121/121 1kw bios has 98W slot limit. so 20W higher slot power, roughly 20% 500W BIOS is what? 78/140/140/140 so on XOC BIOS if 78 can go up 20%, then 140 can too? 140 x 1.2 = 168 x 3 = 504 + 98W = 600W~~
jaxkrabbitRecently acquired a 3090FE through BestBuy at MSRP. I already have a 3090FTW3 Ultra since last September. The FTW3 ultra is nice but I still have occasional black screen issues (first batch of card). Since all the 3090 perform more or less the same, should I keep the 3090FE or the FTW3 Ultra?
RickJamesBishGet some of the money back if you can. The 3090 price / performance ratio is already bad. You will be just as well off with the FE along a little cash back in your pocket. Also if you do it now you can still get a premium for the FTW3 Ultra.
enkrypt3dthomasdadamsFe for sure. The ftw3 ultra too unreliable.too unreliable? what are you talking about? Mine has been rock solid....