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 gives spectacular framerates for video games in 4K and 8K, and top-finish performance for video modifying, 3D rendering, and more. Immediately I’m taking a look at Gigabyte’s tackle the behemoth GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G, which gives a more spartan aesthetic and a barely (though only barely) cheaper price tag compared to the MSI variant I reviewed last 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 uses a -slot bracket as a substitute of the MSI card’s three-slot design, though despite that change it’s actually barely thicker in the waist, measuring 13 x 5.9 x 2.7 inches, compared to the MSI’s 13.three x 5.5 x 2.7-inch design.

Regardless of the variety of brackets used, this is a gargantuan graphics card, with a big black cooling resolution that takes up a substantial amount of house in your case. As with any card of this measurement, you’ll be arduous pressed to fit it inside of a small kind issue case, and I’d highly recommend utilizing the included GPU brace to forestall it from sagging under its own weight.

Gigabyte’s design uses three Windforce fans and a vapor chamber to cool 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 eight-pin cables via the included adapter dongle. Again, I find the dongle hanging off the aspect to be a bit ugly, especially if in case you have custom cable sleeving in your build, but it’s an appropriate concession till PSUs begin shipping with cables to fit the new sixteen-pin port.

Output-smart, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti gives 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 – Performance

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Jumping straight into our artificial benchmarks, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti falls ever so barely behind the MSI variant, as ought to be anticipated from its very barely decrease 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.

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

In our gaming benches, the 2 RTX 3090 Ti cards again commerce blows with one another and the RX 6950 XT, though the 2 Nvidia cards take the crown over AMD in relation to 4K – and especially 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 healthy lead.

Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G – Gaming Benchmarks

All told, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G does what it sets out to do – ship top-of-the-line gaming performance with the caveat of an egregious worth tag. Compared to MSI’s tackle the 3090 Ti, issues are principally even, so if you happen to’re out there for an excellent-excessive-finish GPU, either card would serve you well. That stated, these cards’ absurd prices are a lot tougher to swallow given the existence of the RX 6950 XT and the assumption that a new era of GPUs are just over the horizon.

Verdict

Gigabyte gives 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 expected given their extraordinarily comparable spec sheets. That stated, it’s robust to recommend any RTX 3090 Ti now that the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs nearly as properly in every thing however ray tracing situations, especially with the assumption that RTX 4000-sequence cards might be out sometime later this year.