It is highly expected: A third-party RTX 4000-series graphics card appears to have been leaked ahead of Nvidia’s official Lovelace reveal next week. As with the previous Zotac model, this Galax Serious Gaming/SG card is a beast with four slots/three fans, although it is possible to add a fourth fan if you feel the need.
Galax North America has tweeted a teaser for a new serious gaming product, or SG, which is the cheapest brand in its line of cards. There’s not much in the tweet besides the logo, but Video Cards He claims to have some offers.
– GALAX North America (galaxyus) September 15, 2022
The actual model of the card hasn’t been named, but it’s hard to imagine it being anything other than an RTX 4090, given the size and four-slot design. The SG card has three fans on the front and, as with previous SG-branded cards, there is an option to add a fourth fan in the back using the company’s proprietary 1-Clip technology.
The SG card has a 16-pin (12VHPWR) connector in the middle, which can deliver 600 watts across 12 rods, four times the 8-pin connector. There’s also the usual set of RGB, including some catchy lighting on the rear fan.
The card’s packaging doesn’t give up much, though, and one of the hooded characters Galax used for the RTX 3000 series is now wearing what could be a trademark-infringing Squid-style mask.
Last week we saw what could be RTX 4090 from ZOTAC. It also has a four-slot design and a 16-pin PCIe Gen 5.0 (12VPWHR) connector, although its skateboard-like shape proves divisive.
Nvidia’s GeForce Twitter account Post a few tweets Yesterday to ramp up the hype around its Beyond RTX 4000 project which was revealed on September 20th. One of these marks the first time Nvidia has officially confirmed the Lovelace architecture name, while the other hints at the AD102’s 629 square mm GPU, 75 billion transistors, and more than twice the performance of the GA102 found in the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080.