Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti Gaming OC 24G Graphics Card Review
Brandon Dodman / 3 weeks ago
NVIDIA has been on something of a hot streak recently. Since the launch of the RTX 3000 series of GPUs they have been riding high on the leaderboards and stock shares, creating a set of powerhouse cards at reasonable prices, at least on paper. Of course, the prices are only reasonable at MSRP, and in the state of today’s market, the cost of technology is still relatively high. Coupled with the ongoing silicon shortage, the price of everything seemed like it would never fall, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel my friends. Prices are falling, the stock is normalizing, and gamers are actually getting their hands on graphics cards at long last!
Now for a while, the RTX 3090 was the beast, the daddy, the big guy that held a mantle that nothing else came close to. Yes, some would say it was never truly a gaming card and was more like a Titan in all but name, but the performance was clear, it was godlike, and how do you better something that’s godlike? You make it faster of course.
And with things finally settling down, Nvidia has stepped into the ring once again to try to shake up the Now that things have finally started to settle down, and before the RTX 4000 series is dropped, supposedly sometime later in the year, NVIDIA have stepped into the ring once again to try to shake up the market, but hopefully in a good way this time with the RTX 3090 Ti! A card that was announced at the start of the year but seemed to have a bit of a rocky launch, with its fair share of delays, but now it’s here and don’t be fooled, this is the most powerful consumer graphics card in the world (or so they say). Compared to the previous king, the RTX 3090, this card has more of almost everything but who is it aimed at, and more importantly, how much better is it than its little, yet still big, brother?
- NVIDIA Ampere Streaming Multiprocessors
- 2nd Generation RT Cores
- 3rd Generation Tensor Cores
- Powered by GeForce RTX™ 3090 Ti
- Integrated with 24GB GDDR6X 384-bit memory interface
- WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System with alternate spinning fans
- Vapour Chamber
- Protective metal backplate
- 4 Years Warranty (Online registration required)
What Gigabyte Had To Say
The GeForce RTX™ 3090 Ti GAMING OC 24G features the WINDFORCE 3X cooling system, which includes three unique blade fans, alternate spinning, vapor chamber, 8 composite copper heat pipes, 3D active fan and screen cooling. These cooling technologies provide high efficiency heat dissipation and also keep the graphics card in a low temperature at any time, resulting in higher and more stable performance. The upgraded unique blade fans precisely fine-tuned the angle and the shape of the fan blades, coupling with the triangular fan edge and 3D stripe curve on the fan surface to smoothly guide the airflow. The upgraded cooling fans can generate a greater amount of air intake at the same fan speed. With the double ball bearing design, its structure has better heat endurance and efficiency than sleeve structure. The middle fan spins in reverse to optimize airflow for heat dissipation, enabling more efficient performance at a lower temperature. The vapor chamber touches directly on the GPU, VRAM and MOSFETs. It efficiently transfers the heat that is generated from the interior cores to the cool zone of the heat sink. Then, screen cooling extends the heatsink to allow air flow to pass through, providing better heat dissipation and low working temperatures for the entire graphics card. The onboard dual BIOS switch allows users to choose between OC and SILENT mode based on their needs without software. Both modes offer the optimal settings tuned by GIGABYTE, providing a handy and more flexible functionality. In addition, the metal cover with the brushed and mirror surface expresses the art of texture, making the card more aesthetic and more suitable for the users who prefer the elegant and simple design.