Chinese language producer AX-Gaming has introduced its interpretation of the NVIDIA RTX 4090 chip: in white. Geared toward players who take care of a bit extra (or a bit much less) distinction of their rigs, the AX-Gaming RTX 4090 X3W makes use of the identical AD102 chip as our present finest graphics card. Its backplate even showcases this with a blue, stylized “Ada 1.”
The AX-Gaming RTX 4090 X3W is not that a lot of a novelty within the model’s design selection: AX-Gaming tends to fabricate white graphics playing cards, which signify the vast majority of the corporate’s portfolio. The corporate began designing playing cards across the time of Nvidia’s RTX 20-series (those that launched raytracing at huge efficiency prices), and launched as many as 15 designs for the RTX 30-series — its merchandise will need to have been effectively acquired.
Primarily based on the cardboard’s construction and the place it is being offered, we might say it is most likely manufactured by Palit.
The cooler itself is usually white, however has some components to interrupt up the snowiness. These are low-contrast brushed aluminum and blue, and their presence is usually seen within the card’s faceplate. They geometrically break up the three 90 mm followers accountable for airflow circulation, what AX-Gaming calls its “Punk Max” design. The followers assure airflow by way of the cooler’s fin array, cooling the warmth being pulled out of AD102’s computations by way of 9 6mm copper heatpipes.
Every of the followers additionally carry painted particulars on their facilities; the center fan options AX-Gaming’s emblem, whereas the outermost followers function a stylized “ABXY” emblem. It is maybe fortunate that the logos themselves will appear like a spinning disc when the cardboard is being put by way of its paces.
The backplate is usually white, damaged by a cutout sample that permits for airflow to flow into extra freely. It is right here that we see the “Ada 1” emblem, the “RTX 4090” identifier, and the corporate’s emblem, all in understated detailing. Alongside the cardboard, the sting that carries the 16-pin energy connector is complimented by a white steel grill and “RTX 4090” in the identical brushed aluminum colour, whereas the corporate’s emblem options an LED lighting system.
A Chinese language media outlet has already gotten its arms on the AX-Gaming RTX 4090 X3W, and found that the core clock is about at 2550 MHz — 30 MHz larger than Nvidia’s personal reference design (2520 MHz). Efficiency figures from the outlet verify it is behaving as an RTX 4090 ought to.
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One of many methods to amass this card from AX-Gaming outdoors China can be to order it by way of an internet retailer akin to Aliexpress. There, we discovered a single unit of the AX-Gaming RTX 4090 X3W on the market… within the flagship store for an additional graphics playing cards model, Galaxy (additionally a Palit sub-brand).
On the brilliant aspect, it carries a reduction of 30% off. After all, this 30% off brings the value down from an unbelievable $4,099 to a still-incredible $2,869, and doesn’t embody transport.
If you happen to’re searching for a white graphics card in your rig, do not forget that Colourful has already teased its white iGame Extremely GPU, whereas Asus (ROG Strix White) and Galax (with its Boomstar and HOF collection) are additionally trying to enter this market. Maybe one among these can be a greater match?