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-finish performance for video enhancing, 3D rendering, and more. At present I’m looking at Gigabyte’s take on the behemoth GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G, which gives a more spartan aesthetic and a slightly (although solely slightly) cheaper price ticket in comparison with the MSI variant I reviewed final month. Let’s dive in.

Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G – Design and Features

Whereas each RTX 3090 Ti in the marketplace is an absolute beast, the Gigabyte model here’s a slight bit completely different than its MSI counterpart. This one makes use of a -slot bracket instead of the MSI card’s three-slot design, although regardless of that change it’s truly slightly thicker within 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, it is a gargantuan graphics card, with a large black cooling solution that takes up quite a lot of area in your case. As with every card of this measurement, you’ll be arduous pressed to suit it inside a small type factor case, and I’d extremely recommend utilizing the included GPU brace to stop it from sagging under its own weight.

Gigabyte’s design makes use of three Windforce followers 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 16-pin port, to which you’ll be able to join three eight-pin cables via the included adapter dongle. Again, I find the dongle hanging off the facet to be a bit ugly, particularly when you have custom cable sleeving in your construct, but it’s an appropriate concession till PSUs start delivery with cables to suit the brand new 16-pin port.

Output-smart, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti gives 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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Jumping straight into our synthetic benchmarks, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti falls ever so slightly behind the MSI variant, as needs to be expected from its very slightly decrease overclock. Both playing cards still fall quick in comparison with the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT in 3D Mark Fire Strike, but retain the lead in Unigine Heaven.

Shifting over to ray tracing synthetics, the story is the same. An extremely related rating, give or take a point, in comparison with the MSI card, but as we noticed within the RX 6950 XT evaluate, that card falls down the charts significantly when ray tracing is involved.

In our gaming benches, the two RTX 3090 Ti playing cards once more commerce blows with one another and the RX 6950 XT, although the two Nvidia playing cards take the crown over AMD in terms of 4K – and especially so in Metro Exodus, which makes use of ray tracing. In the meantime, comparing 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 told, 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 value 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-finish GPU, both card would serve you well. That said, these playing cards’ absurd costs are a lot tougher to swallow given the existence of the RX 6950 XT and the idea that a new generation of GPUs are just over the horizon.

Verdict

Gigabyte gives 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 predicted given their extremely related spec sheets. That said, it’s powerful to recommend any RTX 3090 Ti now that the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs nearly as effectively in all the pieces but ray tracing situations, particularly with the idea that RTX 4000-collection playing cards shall be out someday later this year.