When it launched final month, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti took the crown as the best possible graphics card on the market proper now. It presents spectacular framerates for video games in 4K and 8K, and high-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 presents a more spartan aesthetic and a barely (though only barely) cheaper price tag compared to the MSI variant I reviewed final month. Let’s dive in.

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

While each RTX 3090 Ti on the market is an absolute beast, the Gigabyte model here is a slight bit different than its MSI counterpart. This one uses a -slot bracket as an alternative of the MSI card’s 3-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 13.3 x 5.5 x 2.7-inch design.

Whatever the variety of brackets used, this is a gargantuan graphics card, with a big black cooling resolution that takes up quite a lot of house in your case. As with all card of this size, you’ll be onerous pressed to fit it inside of a small type issue case, and I’d highly advocate using the included GPU brace to forestall it from sagging below its own weight.

Gigabyte’s design uses three Windforce followers 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 can connect three eight-pin cables through the included adapter dongle. Again, I discover the dongle hanging off the side to be a bit unsightly, particularly when you’ve got customized cable sleeving in your construct, but it’s an acceptable concession till PSUs begin delivery with cables to fit the new sixteen-pin port.

Output-clever, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti presents 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 – 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 should be expected from its very barely decrease overclock. Each cards nonetheless fall brief compared to the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT in 3D Mark Fireplace Strike, however retain the lead in Unigine Heaven.

Shifting over to ray tracing synthetics, the story is the same. A particularly similar score, give or take a point, compared to the MSI card, however as we noticed in the RX 6950 XT overview, that card falls down the charts significantly when ray tracing is involved.

In our gaming benches, the 2 RTX 3090 Ti cards once more commerce blows with one another and the RX 6950 XT, though the 2 Nvidia cards take the crown over AMD in the case of 4K – and particularly so in Metro Exodus, which uses ray tracing. Meanwhile, comparing the cards to the rest of Nvidia’s GPU stack reveals 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 – ship high-of-the-line gaming performance with the caveat of an egregious price tag. Compared to MSI’s tackle the 3090 Ti, things are principally even, so when you’re available in the market for a brilliant-high-finish GPU, both card would serve you well. That stated, these cards’ absurd costs are a lot tougher 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 presents 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 similar spec sheets. That stated, it’s powerful to advocate any RTX 3090 Ti now that the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs practically as properly in every little thing however ray tracing conditions, particularly with the belief that RTX 4000-collection cards shall be out someday later this year.