When it launched last month, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti took the crown as the best possible graphics card in the marketplace right now. It offers spectacular framerates for video games in 4K and 8K, and top-end performance for video modifying, 3D rendering, and more. Right this moment I’m taking a look at Gigabyte’s tackle the behemoth GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G, which offers a more spartan aesthetic and a slightly (although solely slightly) cheaper price ticket in comparison with the MSI variant I reviewed last month. Let’s dive in.

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

Whereas every RTX 3090 Ti in the marketplace is an absolute beast, the Gigabyte version here’s a slight bit different than its MSI counterpart. This one uses a two-slot bracket instead of the MSI card’s three-slot design, although despite that change it’s truly slightly thicker in the waist, measuring 13 x 5.9 x 2.7 inches, in comparison with the MSI’s 13.three x 5.5 x 2.7-inch design.

Regardless of the number of brackets used, it is a gargantuan graphics card, with a large black cooling answer that takes up quite a lot of house in your case. As with all card of this measurement, you’ll be onerous pressed to suit it inside of a small type factor case, and I’d highly advocate using the included GPU brace to stop it from sagging under its own weight.

Gigabyte’s design uses 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 sixteen-pin port, to which you’ll be able to join three 8-pin cables by way of the included adapter dongle. Again, I discover the dongle hanging off the side to be a bit unpleasant, particularly if in case you have customized cable sleeving in your construct, nevertheless it’s an acceptable concession until PSUs start transport with cables to suit the new sixteen-pin port.

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

Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G – Performance

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Leaping straight into our artificial benchmarks, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti falls ever so slightly behind the MSI variant, as ought to be anticipated from its very slightly decrease overclock. Both cards still fall brief in comparison with the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT in 3D Mark Hearth Strike, but retain the lead in Unigine Heaven.

Shifting over to ray tracing synthetics, the story is the same. An especially similar score, give or take a degree, in comparison with the MSI card, but as we noticed in the RX 6950 XT evaluate, that card falls down the charts significantly when ray tracing is involved.

In our gaming benches, the 2 RTX 3090 Ti cards again commerce blows with one another and the RX 6950 XT, although the 2 Nvidia cards take the crown over AMD relating to 4K – and particularly so in Metro Exodus, which uses ray tracing. In the meantime, evaluating the cards to the rest of Nvidia’s GPU stack exhibits the 3090 Tis with a healthy 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 – ship top-of-the-line gaming performance with the caveat of an egregious price tag. In comparison with MSI’s tackle the 3090 Ti, issues are principally even, so for those who’re out there for a super-high-end GPU, both card would serve you well. That mentioned, these cards’ absurd prices are a lot harder to swallow given the existence of the RX 6950 XT and the assumption that a new era of GPUs are simply over the horizon.

Verdict

Gigabyte offers a stable if a bit underwhelming entry into the RTX 3090 Ti space. It trades blows with the MSI card I reviewed previously, which is anticipated given their extremely similar spec sheets. That mentioned, it’s robust to advocate any RTX 3090 Ti now that the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs practically as properly in every thing but ray tracing situations, particularly with the assumption that RTX 4000-collection cards can be out someday later this year.