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 offers impressive framerates for video games in 4K and 8K, and top-end efficiency for video enhancing, 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 offers a more spartan aesthetic and a slightly (although solely slightly) cheaper price ticket 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 every 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 as an alternative of the MSI card’s 3-slot design, although despite that change it’s actually slightly thicker in the waist, measuring 13 x 5.9 x 2.7 inches, in comparison with the MSI’s 13.3 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 quite a lot of space in your case. As with all card of this size, you’ll be hard pressed to fit it within a small kind factor case, and I’d highly recommend utilizing 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 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 connect three eight-pin cables via the included adapter dongle. Once more, I discover the dongle hanging off the aspect to be a bit unpleasant, particularly when you have customized cable sleeving in your construct, but it surely’s an appropriate concession till PSUs begin transport with cables to fit the new sixteen-pin port.

Output-clever, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti offers 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 ought to be anticipated from its very slightly decrease overclock. Each playing cards still fall brief in comparison with the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT in 3D Mark Fireplace Strike, however retain the lead in Unigine Heaven.

Moving over to ray tracing synthetics, the story is the same. An extremely similar score, give or take a point, in comparison with the MSI card, however as we noticed in the RX 6950 XT review, 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 trade blows with each other and the RX 6950 XT, although the 2 Nvidia playing cards take the crown over AMD with regards to 4K – and especially so in Metro Exodus, which makes use of ray tracing. Meanwhile, evaluating 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 – deliver top-of-the-line gaming efficiency with the caveat of an egregious value tag. In comparison with MSI’s take on the 3090 Ti, things are principally even, so if you happen to’re out there for a super-high-end GPU, both card would serve you well. That said, these playing cards’ absurd prices are a lot harder to swallow given the existence of the RX 6950 XT and the belief that a new technology of GPUs are simply over the horizon.

Verdict

Gigabyte offers a stable 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 extraordinarily similar spec sheets. That said, it’s tough to recommend any RTX 3090 Ti now that the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs almost as nicely in every part however ray tracing conditions, particularly with the belief that RTX 4000-collection playing cards will likely be out someday later this year.