When it launched last month, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti took the crown as the best possible graphics card in the marketplace right now. It gives impressive framerates for video games in 4K and 8K, and prime-end efficiency for video editing, 3D rendering, and more. In the present day I’m taking a look at Gigabyte’s tackle the behemoth GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G, which gives a extra 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
Whereas every RTX 3090 Ti in the marketplace is an absolute beast, the Gigabyte model here’s 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 3-slot design, although regardless of that change it’s really slightly thicker within 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.
Whatever the variety of brackets used, this is a gargantuan graphics card, with a big black cooling answer that takes up quite a lot of space in your case. As with every card of this dimension, you’ll be exhausting pressed to fit it inside of a small form issue case, and I’d highly advocate using the included GPU brace to forestall it from sagging under 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 16-pin port, to which you’ll be able to connect three eight-pin cables through the included adapter dongle. Once more, I find the dongle hanging off the facet to be a bit ugly, particularly you probably have customized cable sleeving in your construct, but it surely’s a suitable concession till PSUs begin shipping with cables to fit the new 16-pin port.
Output-clever, 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 – Performance
Leaping straight into our artificial benchmarks, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti falls ever so slightly behind the MSI variant, as should be anticipated from its very slightly decrease overclock. Both 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.
Transferring over to ray tracing synthetics, the story is the same. A particularly related score, give or take some extent, in comparison with the MSI card, however as we noticed within the RX 6950 XT evaluation, that card falls down the charts significantly when ray tracing is involved.
In our gaming benches, the 2 RTX 3090 Ti cards again trade blows with one another and the RX 6950 XT, although the 2 Nvidia cards take the crown over AMD relating to 4K – and especially so in Metro Exodus, which makes use of ray tracing. In the meantime, comparing the cards to the remainder of Nvidia’s GPU stack exhibits 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 efficiency with the caveat of an egregious price tag. Compared to MSI’s tackle the 3090 Ti, issues are mainly even, so when you’re in the market for an excellent-excessive-end GPU, both card would serve you well. That said, these cards’ absurd costs are a lot harder to swallow given the existence of the RX 6950 XT and the idea that a new technology of GPUs are just over the horizon.
Gigabyte gives 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 related spec sheets. That said, it’s robust to advocate any RTX 3090 Ti now that the a lot-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs practically as well in the whole lot however ray tracing situations, particularly with the idea that RTX 4000-series cards will be out sometime later this year.