When it launched final month, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti took the crown as the absolute best graphics card in the marketplace right now. It gives impressive framerates for video games in 4K and 8K, and high-end efficiency for video editing, 3D rendering, and more. In the present day I’m looking at Gigabyte’s tackle the behemoth GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G, which gives a more spartan aesthetic and a slightly (although solely slightly) 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 Options
While 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 uses a two-slot bracket as a substitute of the MSI card’s three-slot design, although despite that change it’s really slightly thicker within the waist, measuring thirteen x 5.9 x 2.7 inches, compared to the MSI’s 13.three x 5.5 x 2.7-inch design.
Regardless of the number of brackets used, this can be a gargantuan graphics card, with a big black cooling resolution that takes up a substantial amount of space in your case. As with every card of this dimension, you’ll be exhausting pressed to suit it within a small form factor case, and I’d extremely advocate utilizing the included GPU brace to forestall it from sagging below its own weight.
Gigabyte’s design uses 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 sixteen-pin port, to which you’ll be able to connect three eight-pin cables through the included adapter dongle. Once more, I discover the dongle hanging off the facet to be a bit ugly, especially in case you have custom cable sleeving in your build, nevertheless it’s an appropriate concession till PSUs begin delivery with cables to suit the new sixteen-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 – Efficiency
Leaping straight into our synthetic benchmarks, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti falls ever so slightly behind the MSI variant, as needs to be anticipated from its very slightly decrease overclock. Both cards still fall short compared to the much-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. An extremely comparable score, give or take a point, compared to the MSI card, however as we saw within the RX 6950 XT review, that card falls down the charts significantly when ray tracing is involved.
In our gaming benches, the 2 RTX 3090 Ti cards once more trade blows with one another and the RX 6950 XT, although the 2 Nvidia cards take the crown over AMD in the case of 4K – and especially so in Metro Exodus, which uses ray tracing. Meanwhile, comparing the cards to the rest of Nvidia’s GPU stack exhibits 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 efficiency with the caveat of an egregious value tag. In comparison with MSI’s tackle the 3090 Ti, things are principally even, so in case you’re in the market for an excellent-excessive-end 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 idea that a new era of GPUs are just over the horizon.
Gigabyte gives a solid if a bit underwhelming entry into the RTX 3090 Ti space. It trades blows with the MSI card I reviewed beforehand, which is anticipated given their extraordinarily comparable spec sheets. That said, it’s robust to advocate any RTX 3090 Ti now that the much-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs almost as well in all the things however ray tracing situations, especially with the idea that RTX 4000-series cards will probably be out someday later this year.