Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti OC Review

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We know we've mentioned this before in earlier reviews of Gigabyte graphics cards but it always bears repeating. There must be a lot of money to be made from having a case that looks like this. Just tilt your head to the right, imagine that eyeball is a huge RGB case fan. What's not to like?

Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti OC Review  

If the Palit Game Rock is the card for people who think that the Blackpool Illuminations are understated, then the Gigabyte card is for those of you who think that RGB lighting is a passing fad and there is no replacement for the stealthy ideals of a black card.


Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti OC Review  

On the subject of stealth, around the back there is a dip switch that lets you swap between the OC BIOS and one that is more tuned for quiet running. Understandably we'll be leaving it in the OC position. You don't spend all this money on a card only to rein it in.


Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti OC Review  

You could almost have a competition based upon counting the fins on the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti cooler. High fin density is almost underselling it. It is an absolute monster. We wouldn't recommend squeezing it in to a mini-tower case.


Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti OC Review  

As is the way with the RTX 3090 Ti the power inputs have been split from regular multiples of 8pin PCIe power inputs to a y splitter cable that is a different way of managing the power hungry needs of such a beefy card. Not better or worse, just different.


Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti OC Review  

A closer look at the monstrous chunk of metal and heatpipes that makes up the Gigabyte cooler, including one of the largest cutouts we've yet seen. It's very attractive and promises some low temperatures.


Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti OC Review 
Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti OC Review  

Lastly the output plate is dwarfed by the enormity of the card itself, supplying you with the now-standard Nvidia selection of 8K60 HDMI 2.1 and three DisplayPort 1.4a.


Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti OC Review  

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Most Recent Comments

08-04-2022, 07:53:34

Bagpuss
£2000 for a card that will be (almost) matched by a card costing (4070) a third as much in 6-8mths, with ~3090 levels of performance



..even the resale value of these cards will collapse, if the intention is to move it on as soon as the new cards from Nvidia are announced.Quote

08-04-2022, 08:10:06

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
£2000 for a card that will be (almost) matched by a card costing (4070) a third as much in 6-8mths, with ~3090 levels of performance



..even the resale value of these cards will collapse, if the intention is to move it on as soon as the new cards from Nvidia are announced.
I have yet to see a collapse on any Nvidia card since the 1080ti days. They hold very well. Mostly because its just incremental fps increases. 2080ti saw almost no increase but RT introduced, 3080ti bumped that up, and GPU shortages kept the 20x series riding high on the resale market.

Even if GPU supply is bountiful, I think the trend will hold simply due to the costs of the current gen (40xx once its released)Quote
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