Briefly: Nvidia officially revealed the RTX 4090 this week, confirming rumors that the next generation card is incredibly powerful and very formidable. Third-party models from various companies are now being revealed, including one Gigabyte model so large it can fit four Mini-ITX cards inside.
Nvidia AIB partners including Asus, MSI, Colorful, and others –No EVGAobviously – they offered their opinions on the RTX 4090, RTX 4080 16GB, and RTX 4080 12GB, formerly known as the RTX 4070 (probably).
In the case of the RTX 4090, even Nvidia’s founders’ version looked giant in the hands of CEO Jensen Huang during the GTC keynote, but third-party versions of the flagship are, in many cases, even bigger.
Video Cards He writes that Gigabyte’s RTX 4090 Aorus Master is a four-slot, triple-fan beast measuring 14 inches tall and 6.3 inches wide. The publication estimates that you can easily stack four Mini-ITX cards inside. With a volume of 4,383 mm³, you can fit up to ten compact Radeon RX 6400 cards within the same space. However, it is noted that Gigabyte does not add triple or quad I/O brackets to its cards, unlike other companies.
We also see the RTX 4090s with AIO liquid-cooling solutions. MSI’s Supreme liquidFor example, it offers hybrid cooling in the form of a 240mm cooler and a pair of Silent Gale P12 120m fans.
Color’s Neptune series also offers liquid-cooled RTX 4000 series cards, which feature only two PCIe slots wide. Meanwhile, its Vulcan series includes the all-new iGame Smart LCD screen – a magnetic detachable screen.
There are also Zotac winding cards that look like the AMP Extreme AIRO, Trinity, and Trinity OC skateboard. We saw a few of them in leaked images before the RTX 4000 series was announced; Good to discover that this was a leak that wasn’t fake.
Nvidia AIB partners focus a lot on the new and improved cooling features of their RTX 4090/4080 cards, so it will be interesting to see what reviews reveal once they arrive in October and November.