Sat. Oct 1st, 2022

When it launched last 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 games in 4K and 8K, and top-finish efficiency for video editing, 3D rendering, and more. At present 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 barely (although solely barely) 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

While every RTX 3090 Ti in the marketplace is an absolute beast, the Gigabyte version here’s a slight bit different than its MSI counterpart. This one uses a two-slot bracket instead of the MSI card’s 3-slot design, although regardless of that change it’s truly barely 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 number of brackets used, this is a gargantuan graphics card, with a big black cooling resolution that takes up a substantial amount of space in your case. As with all card of this size, you’ll be onerous pressed to suit it inside of a small kind issue case, and I’d highly suggest utilizing the included GPU brace to stop it from sagging below its personal weight.

Gigabyte’s design uses three Windforce followers and a vapor chamber to cool 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’ll be able to connect three eight-pin cables by way of the included adapter dongle. Again, I find the dongle hanging off the side to be a bit unpleasant, particularly if you have custom cable sleeving in your build, however it’s an appropriate concession until PSUs start transport with cables to suit the brand new sixteen-pin port.

Output-wise, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti gives 3x DisplayPort 1.4a and a single HDMI 2.1 port, with a maximum resolution 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 barely behind the MSI variant, as should be expected from its very barely lower overclock. Both playing cards nonetheless fall brief in comparison with the much-cheaper RX 6950 XT in 3D Mark Fire Strike, however retain the lead in Unigine Heaven.

Transferring over to ray tracing synthetics, the story is the same. A particularly related rating, give or take a point, in comparison with the MSI card, however as we saw within the RX 6950 XT evaluate, that card falls down the charts considerably when ray tracing is involved.

In our gaming benches, the 2 RTX 3090 Ti playing cards again trade blows with one another and the RX 6950 XT, although the 2 Nvidia playing cards take the crown over AMD relating to 4K – and particularly so in Metro Exodus, which uses ray tracing. Meanwhile, evaluating the playing cards to the remainder 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 – ship top-of-the-line gaming efficiency with the caveat of an egregious worth tag. In comparison with MSI’s tackle the 3090 Ti, issues are basically even, so if you’re available in the market for a super-high-finish GPU, either card would serve you well. That stated, these playing cards’ absurd costs are much more durable to swallow given the existence of the RX 6950 XT and the idea that a new era of GPUs are just over the horizon.

Verdict

Gigabyte gives 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 extraordinarily related spec sheets. That stated, it’s tough to suggest any RTX 3090 Ti now that the much-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs almost as effectively in every little thing however ray tracing conditions, particularly with the idea that RTX 4000-sequence playing cards will be out someday later this year.

By srhira