Third party manufacturers of graphics cards have often got to work that extra bit to ensure their sales are afloat. The competition in the space is getting neck to neck and as a customer that’s delightful. Major profit figures that these custom graphics cards bring are in their overclocked (OC) skins. GIGABYTE and ASUS are well known for these and haven’t disappointed with their GeForce RTX 3000 series inspired cards. The first custom rendition to pop up carrying the GeForce RTX Ampere DNA was released by ZOTAC. Trinity Holo was leaked a couple of days before NVIDIA’s launch event even aired. ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3090 made an appearance on Amazon, but the brand seems to have disappointed its customer base.
ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3090 to suffer due to artificial lowering of power limits
Let’s all admit that we have tried to be extra nice in order to get into someone’s good books. ZOTAC in the past few years haven’t been the first choice makers of graphics cards to stick with. Their enthusiasm and advancing steps this time did seem promising. Little did we know things would go downhill in this manner. Like the 3080 Trinity, the 3090 Trinity too performed below par due to a restrictive power limit. Trinity Holo succumbs to its competition having been limited to a 350W power. The bigger restriction is that these figures could not be tweaked by using an optimization app too. A 5% gain however is possible on the ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3080 model, but that doesn’t suffice.
ZOTAC uses the same reference PCB in its model that the likes of MSI, GIGABYTE etc are using. The power limitation is therefore a forced move that exists thanks to how it’s designed or well, the brand’s wish. News of a certain ZOTAC HQ had surfaced as an alternative to make up for this deficiency. The rumour mill has stayed silence since and we wait to hear from ZOTAC. A bios update might help the case, but that’s a remedy being suggested by enthusiasts and ZOTAC is yet to confirm.