When it launched final month, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti took the crown as the best possible graphics card in the marketplace proper now. It provides impressive framerates for video games in 4K and 8K, and high-finish efficiency for video modifying, 3D rendering, and more. At present I’m looking at Gigabyte’s take on the behemoth GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G, which provides a extra spartan aesthetic and a slightly (though only 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 Options

While every RTX 3090 Ti in the marketplace is an absolute beast, the Gigabyte version here is a slight bit completely different than its MSI counterpart. This one makes use of a two-slot bracket as an alternative of the MSI card’s three-slot design, though regardless of that change it’s actually slightly thicker in the waist, measuring thirteen 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 big black cooling resolution that takes up a substantial amount of space in your case. As with every card of this measurement, you’ll be hard pressed to suit it inside of a small form factor case, and I’d extremely suggest using the included GPU brace to stop it from sagging under its personal weight.

Gigabyte’s design makes use of three Windforce followers and a vapor chamber to cool 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 via the included adapter dongle. Again, I find the dongle hanging off the side to be a bit ugly, especially you probably have customized cable sleeving in your build, nevertheless it’s an acceptable concession till PSUs start delivery with cables to suit the new 16-pin port.

Output-sensible, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti provides 3x DisplayPort 1.4a and a single HDMI 2.1 port, with a most 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 should be expected from its very slightly decrease overclock. Each playing cards still fall brief compared to the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT in 3D Mark Fire Strike, but retain the lead in Unigine Heaven.

Transferring over to ray tracing synthetics, the story is the same. A particularly related score, give or take a point, compared to 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 two RTX 3090 Ti playing cards once more trade blows with each other and the RX 6950 XT, though the two Nvidia playing cards take the crown over AMD when it comes to 4K – and especially so in Metro Exodus, which makes use of ray tracing. Meanwhile, evaluating the playing cards to the remainder of Nvidia’s GPU stack shows 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 units out to do – deliver high-of-the-line gaming efficiency with the caveat of an egregious value tag. Compared to MSI’s take on the 3090 Ti, issues are principally even, so should you’re available in the market for a super-high-finish GPU, both card would serve you well. That stated, these playing cards’ absurd costs are a lot more durable to swallow given the existence of the RX 6950 XT and the belief that a new era of GPUs are just over the horizon.

Verdict

Gigabyte provides a solid 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 extraordinarily related spec sheets. That stated, it’s powerful to suggest any RTX 3090 Ti now that the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs practically as well in everything but ray tracing conditions, especially with the belief that RTX 4000-collection playing cards shall be out someday later this year.