When it launched final month, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti took the crown as the absolute best graphics card on the market proper now. It affords spectacular framerates for games in 4K and 8K, and top-end efficiency for video modifying, 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 affords a more spartan aesthetic and a slightly (though only slightly) cheaper price tag 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 each RTX 3090 Ti on the market is an absolute beast, the Gigabyte version here’s a slight bit completely different than its MSI counterpart. This one uses a two-slot bracket instead of the MSI card’s three-slot design, though regardless of that change it’s really slightly thicker in 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 quite a lot of house in your case. As with all card of this size, you’ll be arduous pressed to suit it within a small kind factor case, and I’d highly recommend utilizing the included GPU brace to forestall it from sagging underneath its own weight.
Gigabyte’s design uses 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 sixteen-pin port, to which you’ll connect three 8-pin cables through the included adapter dongle. Once more, I find the dongle hanging off the side to be a bit unpleasant, especially if in case you have customized cable sleeving in your construct, but it’s a suitable concession till PSUs start shipping with cables to suit the brand new sixteen-pin port.
Output-smart, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti affords 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 – Performance
Jumping straight into our synthetic benchmarks, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti falls ever so slightly behind the MSI variant, as ought to be expected from its very slightly decrease overclock. Both playing cards nonetheless fall short 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. An especially similar rating, give or take a degree, in comparison with the MSI card, however as we saw in the RX 6950 XT assessment, that card falls down the charts considerably when ray tracing is involved.
In our gaming benches, the two RTX 3090 Ti playing cards again commerce blows with each other and the RX 6950 XT, though the two Nvidia playing cards take the crown over AMD on the subject of 4K – and particularly so in Metro Exodus, which uses ray tracing. Meanwhile, comparing the playing cards to the rest of Nvidia’s GPU stack reveals 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 top-of-the-line gaming efficiency with the caveat of an egregious worth tag. In comparison with MSI’s take on the 3090 Ti, issues are principally even, so if you’re out there for an excellent-high-end GPU, either card would serve you well. That mentioned, these playing cards’ absurd prices are much harder to swallow given the existence of the RX 6950 XT and the assumption that a new technology of GPUs are simply over the horizon.
Gigabyte affords 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 predicted given their extraordinarily similar spec sheets. That mentioned, it’s powerful to recommend any RTX 3090 Ti now that the much-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs almost as effectively in all the pieces however ray tracing conditions, especially with the assumption that RTX 4000-series playing cards will probably be out sometime later this year.