When it launched last month, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti took the crown as the very best graphics card available on the market right now. It affords spectacular framerates for games in 4K and 8K, and prime-finish performance for video modifying, 3D rendering, and more. Right this moment I’m looking at Gigabyte’s take on the behemoth GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G, which affords a extra spartan aesthetic and a barely (although solely barely) cheaper price tag 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 available on the market is an absolute beast, the Gigabyte version here’s a slight bit totally different than its MSI counterpart. This one makes use of a two-slot bracket instead of the MSI card’s three-slot design, although regardless of that change it’s truly barely 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, this is a gargantuan graphics card, with a big black cooling resolution that takes up an excessive amount of house in your case. As with every card of this size, you’ll be arduous pressed to fit it inside of a small type factor case, and I’d highly suggest using the included GPU brace to prevent it from sagging underneath its own weight.

Gigabyte’s design makes use of 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 sixteen-pin port, to which you’ll be able to connect three 8-pin cables by way of the included adapter dongle. Again, I discover the dongle hanging off the aspect to be a bit unsightly, particularly when you have custom cable sleeving in your build, nevertheless it’s an appropriate concession till PSUs start transport with cables to fit the new sixteen-pin port.

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

Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G – Efficiency

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Leaping straight into our artificial benchmarks, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti falls ever so barely behind the MSI variant, as must be anticipated from its very barely decrease overclock. Both cards nonetheless fall brief in comparison with the much-cheaper RX 6950 XT in 3D Mark Fireplace Strike, however retain the lead in Unigine Heaven.

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

In our gaming benches, the two RTX 3090 Ti cards again trade blows with one another and the RX 6950 XT, although the two Nvidia cards take the crown over AMD in the case of 4K – and particularly so in Metro Exodus, which makes use of ray tracing. In the meantime, comparing 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 informed, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G does what it units out to do – deliver prime-of-the-line gaming performance with the caveat of an egregious worth tag. In comparison with MSI’s take on the 3090 Ti, issues are principally even, so if you happen to’re in the market for a super-excessive-finish GPU, both card would serve you well. That mentioned, these cards’ absurd prices are much 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 affords 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 extraordinarily comparable spec sheets. That mentioned, it’s tough to suggest any RTX 3090 Ti now that the much-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs almost as nicely in everything however ray tracing conditions, particularly with the belief that RTX 4000-collection cards will probably be out someday later this year.