Thu. Oct 6th, 2022

When it launched final month, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti took the crown as the absolute best graphics card available on the market proper now. It gives impressive framerates for games in 4K and 8K, and prime-finish performance for video modifying, 3D rendering, and more. Immediately I’m taking a look 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 available on the market 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 instead of the MSI card’s three-slot design, although regardless of that change it’s really slightly thicker within the waist, measuring 13 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 is a gargantuan graphics card, with a large black cooling solution that takes up an excessive amount of house in your case. As with all card of this size, you’ll be onerous pressed to fit it within a small kind issue case, and I’d extremely suggest utilizing the included GPU brace to prevent it from sagging under its own weight.

Gigabyte’s design uses 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 sixteen-pin port, to which you’ll be able to join three 8-pin cables through the included adapter dongle. Once more, I find the dongle hanging off the facet to be a bit unpleasant, especially when you have customized cable sleeving in your construct, but it surely’s a suitable concession till PSUs begin shipping with cables to fit the new sixteen-pin port.

Output-sensible, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti gives 3x DisplayPort 1.4a and a single HDMI 2.1 port, with a most resolution of 7680 x 4320 (8K).

Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G – Efficiency

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Jumping 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. Each cards nonetheless 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. A particularly related score, give or take some extent, compared to the MSI card, however as we noticed within 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 cards once more commerce blows with one another and the RX 6950 XT, although the two Nvidia cards take the crown over AMD with regards to 4K – and especially so in Metro Exodus, which uses ray tracing. In the meantime, evaluating the 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 instructed, the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G does what it sets out to do – deliver prime-of-the-line gaming performance with the caveat of an egregious price tag. In comparison with MSI’s tackle the 3090 Ti, issues are principally even, so should you’re out there for a super-high-finish GPU, both card would serve you well. That said, these cards’ absurd prices are much harder to swallow given the existence of the RX 6950 XT and the assumption that a new era of GPUs are just over the horizon.

Verdict

Gigabyte gives a solid 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 related spec sheets. That said, it’s tough to suggest any RTX 3090 Ti now that the much-cheaper RX 6950 XT performs practically as nicely in every little thing however ray tracing situations, especially with the assumption that RTX 4000-sequence cards shall be out someday later this year.

By srhira