If there was any suggestion that the RTX 3090 isn't a monster of a GPU, that's now been dispelled with new in-case pictures from Chinese users over on the Chiphell forums. It's gargantuan, taking up three slots in its Founders Edition form, and easily nudging over the end of the motherboard tray into what would typically be storage compartments in this particular chassis.
The RTX 3080 is already a big GPU, but the 3090 takes things a step further with an extra inch of length and height, as well as going from a two to three slot cooler. It may be that third-party alternatives are a little smaller, and this card will certainly be a great candidate for a low-profile custom watercooling solution, but in any case, the 3090 is an absolute beast of a GPU.
The GPU core itself is no bigger than the 3080's, but it does have many more CUDA cores, Tensor Cores, RT cores, and almost 2.5 times the memory. It claims to have an overall shader performance a further 20 percent higher than the 3080, and with DLSS enabled is even capable of 8K gaming, according to Nvidia.
We're still waiting on third-party benchmarks to find out how well it really performs in the wild, but 50 percent faster than the RTX 2080 Ti seems more than likely.
Considering that was already the fastest gaming GPU in the world just a few weeks ago, the RTX 3090 is expected to dominate this next-generation of benchmarks and game frame rates.
At $1,500 though, it's not going to be a common purchase.
Image source: Rainbow2003/Chiphell