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RTX 3090 TI BIOS Modded to Pull Up To 890W Power!

The GeForce RTX 3090 TI is Nvidia’s best creation at the moment. This card packs great performance, massive power draw, and an insane price on one chip. While the launch was extremely controversial on Nvidia’s part, this is not stopping tinkerers from playing around with the card and its BIOS to feed it more power than it is built for. While playing around with the VBIOS is not the safest thing to do with any card because it can potentially brick it, the enthusiasm surrounding the community is worth noting.

Recently, a VBIOS mod was released for ASUS Strix LC, Asus TUF, and the Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3090 Ti cards that can push the power draw limits to a massive 890W. This mod is specifically meant for the cards listed above, but some users are trying it on other cards with the massive risk of bricking their 2000$ graphics card.

We cannot ensure whether the mod for the supported models either. The RTX 3090 Ti’s native BIOS is designed to make the card pull a maximum of 600W of power. An extra 290W power can damage any card by messing up its power delivery system or overheating power cables and connectors. It can even cause cards to burn out if the cooling solution is not sufficient.

Twitter user @Zed_Wang tweeted the TechPowerUp GPU-Z screenshot of his RTX 3090 Ti with the 890W VBIOS mod installed. The mod is available to download from the TechPowerUp VGA BIOS database.

Customers with real-world use-case scenarios will find this BIOS mod useless as it will not come with any significant performance gains. The main aim of this mod is to ensure consistent power delivery to prevent the card from choking due to insufficient power. This makes this card useful only for extreme overclockers who are chasing a score to beat. Most of these XOC enthusiasts have LN2 cooling and high-quality custom-made PSU models and cables at their disposal, thereby reducing most of the risks of a power delivery mod.

Arka
Extreme PC enthusiast. He splits his time between PC and console hardware, gaming, and making cool PC-related videos over on YouTube.

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