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 spectacular framerates for video games in 4K and 8K, and top-finish performance for video editing, 3D rendering, and more. Right this moment I’m looking at Gigabyte’s tackle the behemoth GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G, which provides a extra spartan aesthetic and a slightly (although only slightly) cheaper price tag in comparison with 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 completely different than its MSI counterpart. This one uses a two-slot bracket as a substitute of the MSI card’s 3-slot design, although despite that change it’s truly slightly thicker within the waist, measuring thirteen x 5.9 x 2.7 inches, in comparison with the MSI’s 13.3 x 5.5 x 2.7-inch design.

Whatever the variety of brackets used, this can be a gargantuan graphics card, with a large black cooling resolution that takes up a substantial amount of space in your case. As with every card of this dimension, you’ll be laborious pressed to fit it inside of a small form issue case, and I’d highly suggest using the included GPU brace to stop it from sagging underneath its own weight.

Gigabyte’s design uses three Windforce followers 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 via the included adapter dongle. Again, I find the dongle hanging off the aspect to be a bit unpleasant, especially you probably have custom cable sleeving in your construct, but it’s a suitable concession till PSUs start transport with cables to fit the brand 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 – Efficiency

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Jumping straight into our artificial 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 short in comparison with the much-cheaper RX 6950 XT in 3D Mark Fireplace Strike, however retain the lead in Unigine Heaven.

Shifting over to ray tracing synthetics, the story is the same. An extremely comparable score, give or take a point, in comparison with the MSI card, however as we saw within the RX 6950 XT overview, that card falls down the charts considerably when ray tracing is involved.

In our gaming benches, the 2 RTX 3090 Ti playing cards once more commerce blows with one another and the RX 6950 XT, although the 2 Nvidia playing cards take the crown over AMD on the subject of 4K – and particularly so in Metro Exodus, which uses 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 instructed, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G does what it units 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 mainly even, so when you’re available in the market for a brilliant-excessive-finish GPU, both card would serve you well. That mentioned, these playing cards’ absurd costs are much more durable to swallow given the existence of the RX 6950 XT and the assumption that a new technology of GPUs are simply over the horizon.

Verdict

Gigabyte provides a strong 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 comparable spec sheets. That mentioned, it’s robust to suggest any RTX 3090 Ti now that the much-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs nearly as properly in everything however ray tracing conditions, especially with the assumption that RTX 4000-collection playing cards might be out someday later this year.