When it launched final month, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti took the crown as the absolute best graphics card available on the market right now. It offers impressive framerates for games in 4K and 8K, and high-finish efficiency for video enhancing, 3D rendering, and more. Right this moment I’m looking at Gigabyte’s tackle the behemoth GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G, which offers a more spartan aesthetic and a slightly (though only 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 Options

While every RTX 3090 Ti available on the market is an absolute beast, the Gigabyte model here is a slight bit totally different than its MSI counterpart. This one makes use of a -slot bracket as an alternative of the MSI card’s three-slot design, though regardless of that change it’s really slightly thicker within the waist, measuring thirteen x 5.9 x 2.7 inches, in comparison with the MSI’s 13.three x 5.5 x 2.7-inch design.

Whatever the variety of brackets used, it is a gargantuan graphics card, with a large black cooling resolution that takes up an excessive amount of space in your case. As with every card of this measurement, you’ll be laborious pressed to fit it inside a small type factor case, and I’d highly advocate using the included GPU brace to stop it from sagging beneath its personal weight.

Gigabyte’s design makes use of three Windforce fans and a vapor chamber to chill 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 can join three 8-pin cables through the included adapter dongle. Once more, I find the dongle hanging off the aspect to be a bit unpleasant, especially you probably have customized cable sleeving in your construct, but it’s an acceptable concession until PSUs begin delivery with cables to fit the brand new 16-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 – Performance

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Jumping straight into our artificial benchmarks, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti falls ever so slightly behind the MSI variant, as should be expected from its very slightly decrease overclock. Each cards still fall brief in comparison with the much-cheaper RX 6950 XT in 3D Mark Hearth Strike, however retain the lead in Unigine Heaven.

Moving over to ray tracing synthetics, the story is the same. A particularly related rating, give or take a degree, in comparison with the MSI card, however as we noticed within the RX 6950 XT review, 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 each other and the RX 6950 XT, though the two Nvidia cards take the crown over AMD in relation to 4K – and especially so in Metro Exodus, which makes use of ray tracing. Meanwhile, comparing the cards to the rest of Nvidia’s GPU stack shows 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 high-of-the-line gaming efficiency with the caveat of an egregious worth tag. Compared to MSI’s tackle the 3090 Ti, issues are principally even, so when you’re out there for a brilliant-high-finish GPU, both card would serve you well. That said, these cards’ absurd prices are much more durable to swallow given the existence of the RX 6950 XT and the belief that a new technology of GPUs are just 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 beforehand, which is expected given their extraordinarily related spec sheets. That said, it’s robust to advocate any RTX 3090 Ti now that the much-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs practically as properly in all the pieces however ray tracing situations, especially with the belief that RTX 4000-sequence cards will be out someday later this year.