Galax's GeForce RTX 3090 Ti HOF smiles for the camera

Galax GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Hall of Fame OCLab Edition
(Image credit: Duck OC Twitter)

The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is an absolute beast, but the currently available designs look almost mid-range when compared to Galax’s upcoming GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Hall of Fame OC Lab Edition. 

The pictures were posted by Japanese overclocker Duck OC (via TechPowerUp). The Hall of Fame series is Galax’s top tier graphics card series. It features binned GPUs and custom PCBs designed for extreme overclocking. As if anyone doubted it after seeing that powerful design! The white colouring is a hallmark of HOF cards.

The card features dual ATX 3.0 12-pin power connectors. Each is able to deliver up to 600W, meaning that the card has over 1200W of power on tap. It’s believed that the card comes with a default power limit of 516W, though there will surely be extreme OC BIOS’ capable of pushing a lot more than that through the card.

It comes with a 24+4 VRM design and is set to ship with a custom designed water block. Given that the card can draw so much power even at stock, that’s not a surprise. Add in 24GB of hot running GDDR6X memory and all of those MOSFETs and it’s no wonder that Galax decided to skip air cooling in favour of a water block.

The pricing and availability of the card is yet to be revealed. If we had to guess, it’s certainly going to be one of the more expensive 3090 Ti’s meaning a price approaching $3000 isn't out of the question. We can expect overclockers like Duck to begin posting world record scores in the coming days and weeks.

There’s speculation that next gen AD102 GPUs will be pin-to-pin compatible with current GA102 supporting PCBs. This means that very high spec PCBs like that of the Galax HOF are likely to be carried over to RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 class cards with little, if any modification.

Perhaps that 1200W of possible power supply will come into its own when we see enthusiast tier RTX 4080 and 4090 class cards? Those RTX-40 series power consumption rumours just won’t go away. If a single 600W power connector isn't enough, just how much will a 4080 or 4090 consume? We’ll find out later this year.


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Chris Szewczyk
Hardware Writer

Chris' gaming experiences go back to the mid-nineties when he conned his parents into buying an 'educational PC' that was conveniently overpowered to play Doom and Tie Fighter. He developed a love of extreme overclocking that destroyed his savings despite the cheaper hardware on offer via his job at a PC store. To afford more LN2 he began moonlighting as a reviewer for VR-Zone before jumping the fence to work for MSI Australia. Since then, he's gone back to journalism, enthusiastically reviewing the latest and greatest components for PC & Tech Authority, PC Powerplay and currently Australian Personal Computer magazine and PC Gamer. Chris still puts far too many hours into Borderlands 3, always striving to become a more efficient killer.