We all know that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is a demanding graphics card in terms of consumption, however the implementation of the new PCI-E 5.0 power supply standard seems to have opened the doors to even more extreme scenarios that allow us to push ourselves up to previously unthinkable values. Keeping in mind that the NVIDIA flagship by default has a TBP of 450W, largely surpassed with the custom models and the implementation of a secondary PCI-E 12pin connector – see the monstrous EVGA RTX 3090 Ti Kingpin -, the mod proposed by MEGAsizeGPU in the end it doesn’t surprise us that much, but it remains impressive to say the least.
In a recent post on Twitter, in fact, a screenshot of one was posted mod BIOS that, without mincing words, allows you to bring the Power Limit of the card up to the incredible value of 890 wattspractically double if we look at the Founders Edition of NVIDIA itself.
This BIOS (XOC BIOS to be precise) is obviously aimed at those who practice extreme overclocking with liquid nitrogen and related hardware / software changes that allow you to try your hand at competitions where you are looking for the various category records, therefore useless for the vast majority of users. The mod in question, therefore superfluous on a standard GeForce RTX 3090 Ti that would still be limited to a maximum of 600 watts (perhaps exceeding a few watts), still seems quite simple, as confirmed by the screenshot in question taken on an ASUS TUF RTX 3090 Ti with single PCI-E 5.0 connector.
Apart from the questionable usefulness of this modification, what is sobering is more than anything else the scenario that opens up for the next generation GeForce RTX 4000 Ada Lovelace, a line that, with the flagship model (RTX 4090), will start from a 600 watt base; there is no need to add more in our opinion in times when electricity costs continue to grow at a worrying rate.