When it launched final month, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti took the crown as the absolute best graphics card in the marketplace right now. It gives spectacular framerates for video games in 4K and 8K, and prime-end performance for video modifying, 3D rendering, and more. At this time I’m looking at Gigabyte’s take on the behemoth GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G, which gives a extra spartan aesthetic and a barely (although only barely) 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 model here is a slight bit totally 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 really barely thicker within 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 can be a gargantuan graphics card, with a big black cooling answer that takes up a great deal of space in your case. As with every card of this size, you’ll be hard pressed to fit it inside of a small type issue case, and I’d highly suggest utilizing the included GPU brace to prevent it from sagging underneath its personal weight.

Gigabyte’s design uses three Windforce fans and a vapor chamber to chill the GPU, which is overclocked to 1905 MHz (barely slower than the MSI card’s 1950MHz overclock). It’s powered by a single 16-pin port, to which you’ll be able to join three eight-pin cables through the included adapter dongle. Again, I discover the dongle hanging off the facet to be a bit unsightly, particularly when you have custom cable sleeving in your construct, however it’s a suitable concession until PSUs start transport with cables to fit the new 16-pin port.

Output-clever, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti gives 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 – Efficiency

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Jumping straight into our artificial benchmarks, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti falls ever so barely behind the MSI variant, as should be expected from its very barely lower overclock. Each cards nonetheless fall brief compared to the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT in 3D Mark Hearth Strike, however 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, compared to the MSI card, however as we saw within the RX 6950 XT evaluation, that card falls down the charts considerably when ray tracing is involved.

In our gaming benches, the two RTX 3090 Ti cards once more trade blows with one another and the RX 6950 XT, although the two Nvidia cards take the crown over AMD when it comes to 4K – and particularly so in Metro Exodus, which uses ray tracing. Meanwhile, evaluating the 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 sets out to do – deliver prime-of-the-line gaming performance with the caveat of an egregious price tag. Compared to MSI’s take on the 3090 Ti, things are mainly even, so for those who’re in the market for a brilliant-high-end GPU, both card would serve you well. That mentioned, these cards’ absurd prices are a lot tougher to swallow given the existence of the RX 6950 XT and the belief that a new technology of GPUs are just over the horizon.

Verdict

Gigabyte gives 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 expected given their extremely similar spec sheets. That mentioned, it’s tough to suggest any RTX 3090 Ti now that the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs practically as well in every part however ray tracing situations, particularly with the belief that RTX 4000-sequence cards will likely be out sometime later this year.