When it launched final month, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti took the crown as the very best graphics card in the marketplace right now. It gives spectacular framerates for video games in 4K and 8K, and prime-finish efficiency for video enhancing, 3D rendering, and more. At this time I’m taking a look at Gigabyte’s tackle the behemoth GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G, which gives a more spartan aesthetic and a slightly (although solely slightly) cheaper price tag compared to the MSI variant I reviewed final month. Let’s dive in.

Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G – Design and Features

While every RTX 3090 Ti in the marketplace is an absolute beast, the Gigabyte version here is a slight bit totally different than its MSI counterpart. This one makes use of a two-slot bracket as a substitute of the MSI card’s three-slot design, although regardless of that change it’s really slightly thicker in the waist, measuring 13 x 5.9 x 2.7 inches, compared to the MSI’s 13.three x 5.5 x 2.7-inch design.

Whatever the number of brackets used, this is a gargantuan graphics card, with a large black cooling solution that takes up a great deal of house in your case. As with any card of this dimension, you’ll be hard pressed to fit it inside of a small form issue case, and I’d highly recommend utilizing the included GPU brace to prevent it from sagging beneath its personal weight.

Gigabyte’s design makes use of three Windforce fans and a vapor chamber to chill the GPU, which is overclocked to 1905 MHz (slightly slower than the MSI card’s 1950MHz overclock). It’s powered by a single 16-pin port, to which you’ll be able to connect three 8-pin cables through the included adapter dongle. Again, I find the dongle hanging off the facet to be a bit unsightly, particularly in case you have customized cable sleeving in your construct, nevertheless it’s an appropriate concession till PSUs start transport with cables to fit the brand new 16-pin port.

Output-smart, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti gives 3x DisplayPort 1.4a and a single HDMI 2.1 port, with a maximum decision of 7680 x 4320 (8K).

Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G – Performance

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Jumping straight into our synthetic benchmarks, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti falls ever so slightly behind the MSI variant, as ought to be expected from its very slightly decrease overclock. Both playing cards still fall quick compared to the much-cheaper RX 6950 XT in 3D Mark Hearth Strike, however retain the lead in Unigine Heaven.

Moving over to ray tracing synthetics, the story is the same. An especially related score, give or take some extent, compared to the MSI card, however as we noticed in the RX 6950 XT overview, that card falls down the charts considerably when ray tracing is involved.

In our gaming benches, the two RTX 3090 Ti playing cards once more trade blows with each other and the RX 6950 XT, although the two Nvidia playing cards take the crown over AMD relating to 4K – and especially so in Metro Exodus, which makes use of ray tracing. Meanwhile, comparing the playing cards to the remainder of Nvidia’s GPU stack reveals the 3090 Tis with a wholesome lead.

Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G – Gaming Benchmarks

All told, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G does what it sets out to do – deliver prime-of-the-line gaming efficiency with the caveat of an egregious price tag. Compared to MSI’s tackle the 3090 Ti, things are basically even, so for those who’re in the market for an excellent-high-finish GPU, both card would serve you well. That mentioned, these playing cards’ absurd prices are much tougher to swallow given the existence of the RX 6950 XT and the assumption that a new generation of GPUs are simply over the horizon.

Verdict

Gigabyte gives a stable if a bit underwhelming entry into the RTX 3090 Ti space. It trades blows with the MSI card I reviewed beforehand, which is predicted given their extremely related spec sheets. That mentioned, it’s tough to recommend any RTX 3090 Ti now that the much-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs practically as well in every part however ray tracing conditions, particularly with the assumption that RTX 4000-collection playing cards might be out sometime later this year.