Why is it important: In the past few years, high-end graphics cards have become more and more power-hungry. That’s why manufacturers have to increase the size of their coolers if they want to control temperature and noise levels. Zotac did just that with their latest release.
Zotac’s new RTX 3090 Ti PGF OC is the smallest RTX 3090 Ti model on the market right now, utilizing a 3.6 slot cooler to keep Nvidia’s latest and greatest GPU under control.
Despite the huge thickness of 73 mm, the rest of the dimensions are relatively modest. It is only 309mm long, 4mm shorter than the Nvidia Founders Edition, and 139mm wide, 1mm more than the FE.
The PGF OC features a triple fan cooler with RGB lighting on the shroud and back panel. The PCB also has a cutout for air passage. To keep this heavy card from sagging, Zotac includes a VGA support bracket as well as a 16-pin to 3 x 8-pin power adapter.
The card has a factory overclocked clock speed of 1890MHz, although the default power limit is “only” 450W, just like the reference designs. There’s no mention of a maximum power limit, though it should be around 495W, just like its AMP Extreme Holo cousin.
Unfortunately, the Zotac RTX 3090 Ti PGF OC is exclusive to China at the moment and pricing is yet to be announced. If you’re looking for a graphics card of the same size to fill your case, check out the Asus RTX 3070 Noctua Edition.
Be sure to check out our review of the RTX 3090 Ti, a card we called fast and stupid for offering about 10% more performance than the RTX 3090 while costing 33% more and using about 30% more power.