Gigabyte RTX 4090 Gaming OC Graphics Card Review

The RTX 4090 is here, and as you probably know it’s pretty damn amazing, delivering one of the biggest generational leaps we’ve seen in a very, very long time and therefore allows NVIDIA to retain the crown as having the most GPU powerful on the planet right now, and with a ton of AIB cards on the market, I wanted to dig deeper into the Gigabyte Gaming OC model.

Gigabyte RTX 4090 Gaming OC

When looking for a new GPU you often get a ton of choice from different brands and then various models of that particular brand, and normally with Gigabyte we would see an Eagle, Eagle OC, Gaming OC and Master model, and at the time of the shooting, it looks like with the RTX 4090, Gigabyte is actually releasing around 11 models in total of Windforce, down to the AORUS XTREME Waterforce model with the gaming OC sitting comfortably in the middle, and that’s why I’ve always liked the Gaming OC model. It offers that happy compromise of features, design, performance, thermals, and acoustics, without breaking the bank too much compared to what would typically be an MSRP-based card.

Features

  • NVIDIA Ada Lovelace streaming multiprocessors: up to 2x more performance and power efficiency
  • 4th Generation Tensor Cores: Up to 2X the Performance of AI
  • 3rd Generation RT Cores: Up to 2X ray tracing performance
  • Powered by GeForce RTX 4090
  • Integrated with 24GB 384-bit GDDR6X memory interface
  • WINDFORCE cooling system
  • RGB blending
  • Dual BIOS
  • Protective metal back plate
  • Anti-sag bracket
  • 4 year warranty (online registration required)

For detailed features and specifications, please visit the official product page here.

gigabyte rtx 4090 gaming oc

A focus on 4K

For our testing, due to the nature of the card being so high end, we’re going to be focusing on 4K testing and we’ve tested 30 games in total, so way more than our original launch day coverage that we’re going to cover when we look at the overall averages which we will also cover and also have data at 1080p and 1440p for the overall averages so there’s a lot of data to go through and while we’ll show as much as we can here today , the rest of this test data will be posted live for our Patreon members to view, so be sure to sign up and check that out for a better understanding.

What Gigabyte had to say

Ultra-durable certified highest quality metal inductors, lower ESR solid capacitors, 2oz copper PCB and lower RDS(on) MOSFETs, plus overheating design to deliver superior performance and longer system life long. A fully automated production process ensures superior quality of printed circuit boards and eliminates the sharp protrusions of solder connectors visible on the surface of conventional printed circuit boards. This user-friendly design prevents your hands from getting cut or inadvertently damaging components while building your build. We want you to experience the best service you’ve ever had. That’s why, in addition to our standard 3-year warranty, we want to offer you 1 year of additional protection for your graphics card free of charge. You can enjoy a 4-year warranty by registering on the website within 30 days of purchase.

Video

If you want to see our full video going through it, you can do so below.