A Chinese language social media consumer has shared pictures of what appears like a manufacturing line filled with Zotac GeForce RTX 4090 Amp Excessive ‘Airo’ graphics playing cards, and one other picture shows a stack of branded packaging sleeves. These are additional clues that Nvidia will announce RTX 4090 on September 20 at GTC, and the GPU appears poised to assert the highest spot on our GPU benchmarks hierarchy.
Baidu consumer Koko 218 commented solely upon the designs being “ugly.” We’ll be extra diplomatic and say they do look fairly distinctive. Swooping curves recommend a extra aerodynamic design, which might make sense if we had been a automobile slightly than probably one of many finest graphics playing cards. We’ll have to attend and see how the design truly performs earlier than coming to any exhausting conclusions, naturally.
If these pictures are real, what we’re seeing listed here are Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 graphics playing cards from the lengthy operating Amp Excessive household. Fortunately, the packaging photograph is evident sufficient to pick some additional particulars equivalent to:
- This triple fan card options an IceStorm 3.0 cooler
- Twin-BIOS assist for configuration flexibility
- Spectra 2.0 RGB lighting is current
- Freeze fan cease know-how kicks in when the GPU is idling
- Zotac’s Firestorm UI for tuning and overclocking
Sadly, an space on the carton which could have outlined the graphics card specs is simply too small to have the ability to pick any particulars. You’ll be able to examine our Nvidia RTX 40-Sequence and Ada GPUs hub for additional hypothesis on what the precise specs may be.
Turning to the matter of look, the purported Zotac GeForce RTX 4090 Amp Excessive has a rounded façade, virtually like a wind-tunnel impressed design. It’s pleasingly minimal from this angle. Nevertheless, it is undoubtedly a cumbersome beast, as we are able to simply make out the triple slot bracket and it appears like the cardboard could also be even a bit wider, extending into 4-slot territory.
The triple-slot card has some vital cutouts the place the final fan pushes air immediately by an array of aluminum fins laced with heatpipes. The PCB seems to be about so long as a twin fan graphics card. The again of the GPU and its ICs are additionally left uncovered by a cut-out within the backplate. Energy inputs are on the obscured facet of the cardboard, so we are able to’t see how most of the rumored high-density 16-pin energy connector ports are fitted. Total, the backplate appears considerably overdesigned, which most likely resulted within the unfavorable social media feedback.
Nvidia is broadly anticipated to launch the primary Ada Lovelace structure graphics playing cards, forming this RTX 40 collection, on the GeForce Past occasion, which kicks-off every week from tomorrow (Sept. 20). The RTX 4090 will doubtless be the pioneering SKU, therefore leaks like this, and our earlier report of Gigabyte RTX 4090 fashions showing on the EEC database.
Nvidia’s subsequent GPU collection and structure may find yourself being the largest leap in generational efficiency that we have ever seen from Group Inexperienced. Primarily based on rumored specs, uncooked compute may enhance by wherever from 50 to 100% on the prime of the stack. A number of that can rely on GPU clock speeds, which to this point we do not have exhausting numbers on. We must always discover out a lot extra by subsequent week.