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 spectacular framerates for games in 4K and 8K, and prime-end performance for video editing, 3D rendering, and more. At present 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 tag in comparison with the MSI variant I reviewed last month. Let’s dive in.

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

Whereas every RTX 3090 Ti in the marketplace is an absolute beast, the Gigabyte model 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 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 13.3 x 5.5 x 2.7-inch design.

Regardless of the number of brackets used, this can be a gargantuan graphics card, with a large black cooling solution that takes up a substantial amount of space in your case. As with every card of this size, you’ll be hard pressed to suit it inside a small form issue case, and I’d extremely advocate utilizing the included GPU brace to prevent it from sagging below 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 connect three eight-pin cables via the included adapter dongle. Once more, I find the dongle hanging off the facet to be a bit unsightly, especially when you have custom cable sleeving in your build, however it’s a suitable concession till PSUs start transport with cables to suit the new 16-pin port.

Output-sensible, 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 needs to be expected from its very slightly lower overclock. Each playing cards nonetheless fall short in comparison with the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT in 3D Mark Hearth Strike, but retain the lead in Unigine Heaven.

Shifting over to ray tracing synthetics, the story is the same. A particularly related rating, give or take some extent, in comparison with the MSI card, but as we saw within the RX 6950 XT evaluate, that card falls down the charts significantly 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 in relation to 4K – and especially so in Metro Exodus, which makes use of ray tracing. In the meantime, evaluating the playing cards to the remainder of Nvidia’s GPU stack shows the 3090 Tis with a healthy 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 – ship prime-of-the-line gaming performance with the caveat of an egregious price tag. In comparison with MSI’s take on the 3090 Ti, things are mainly even, so for those who’re available in the market for a super-excessive-end GPU, either card would serve you well. That mentioned, these playing cards’ absurd prices are a lot more durable to swallow given the existence of the RX 6950 XT and the belief that a new generation of GPUs are simply over the horizon.

Verdict

Gigabyte offers a strong if a bit underwhelming entry into the RTX 3090 Ti space. It trades blows with the MSI card I reviewed previously, which is anticipated given their extremely related spec sheets. That mentioned, it’s powerful to advocate any RTX 3090 Ti now that the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs practically as properly in the whole lot but ray tracing conditions, especially with the belief that RTX 4000-series playing cards can be out someday later this year.