When it launched last month, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti took the crown as the very best graphics card in the marketplace right now. It affords impressive framerates for games in 4K and 8K, and prime-end performance for video modifying, 3D rendering, and more. Immediately I’m taking a look at Gigabyte’s take on the behemoth GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G, which affords a extra spartan aesthetic and a slightly (although only slightly) 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 Options

While each 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 makes use of a two-slot bracket instead of the MSI card’s three-slot design, although regardless of 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, this can be a gargantuan graphics card, with a large black cooling answer that takes up an excessive amount of space in your case. As with every card of this measurement, you’ll be laborious pressed to suit it within a small form factor case, and I’d highly suggest using the included GPU brace to prevent it from sagging under its own weight.

Gigabyte’s design makes use of three Windforce fans 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 sixteen-pin port, to which you’ll be able to join three 8-pin cables by way of the included adapter dongle. Again, I find the dongle hanging off the aspect to be a bit ugly, especially when you’ve got customized cable sleeving in your build, but it’s a suitable concession till PSUs begin delivery with cables to suit the new sixteen-pin port.

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

Moving over to ray tracing synthetics, the story is the same. An especially comparable rating, give or take a degree, in comparison with the MSI card, however as we noticed in 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 again trade blows with one another and the RX 6950 XT, although the two Nvidia cards take the crown over AMD with regards to 4K – and especially so in Metro Exodus, which makes use of ray tracing. In the meantime, comparing the cards to the remainder of Nvidia’s GPU stack exhibits the 3090 Tis with a wholesome lead.

Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G – Gaming Benchmarks

All advised, 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 principally even, so when you’re in the market for an excellent-high-end GPU, either card would serve you well. That mentioned, these cards’ absurd costs are much tougher to swallow given the existence of the RX 6950 XT and the assumption that a new generation 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 anticipated given their extremely comparable spec sheets. That mentioned, it’s tough to suggest any RTX 3090 Ti now that the much-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs nearly as nicely in every thing however ray tracing conditions, especially with the assumption that RTX 4000-sequence cards will be out sometime later this year.