The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 is an costly card, presently floating round $2,000. However well-known overclocker and YouTuber Roman Hartung, higher referred to as der8auer, not too long ago spent $16,000 on an Asus ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 — besides that cash all went to charity.
The ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 that der8auer received was a part of an public sale held by Asus to have fun the launch of the cardboard. The proceeds went to Make-a-Want Worldwide, a charity that helps fulfill the desires of youngsters present process essential medical remedy.
This explicit RTX 4090 is signed by Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. In accordance to a put up on X (the location previously referred to as Twitter), Asus acknowledged that der8auer additionally received an ROG Matrix NFT — as a result of, apparently, we’re all caught in 2021.
Congrats @der8auer, the highest bidder in our ROG Matrix Charity Public sale! His USD16K bid secures the #ROGMatrix #RTX4090 graphics card, signed by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang, and a ROG Matrix NFT. Thanks for supporting @makeawishintl & granting needs of children globally! #ROGMatrixAuction pic.twitter.com/YCidLZMf45November 21, 2023
The charity public sale began again in September, and Asus stated that preliminary bids climbed to $10,000 on the primary day.
“I’ve been a collector of Matrix playing cards for a very long time, so I’m so excited so as to add this extra-special ROG Matrix 4090 to the gathering,” der8auer stated in Asus’ press launch. “And to have the cash go to an important trigger like Make-A-Want is simply the cherry on prime.”
The ROG Matrix RTX 4090 is a premium card with out Huang’s signature on it. The GPU usually prices $3,199, so der8auer paid a $12,800 premium for the charity public sale prize. The GPU has a 360 mm radiator hooked up to watercool the GPU, which is about to a 2,700 MHz frequency out of the field (that is greater than Nvidia’s personal 2,520 MHz). The Matrix additionally makes use of a 24-phase VRM and a customized circuit board and a chilly plate to assist the ability and warmth wanted to assist the excessive speeds. Asus is the primary to make use of liquid metallic on a shopper GPU.
We’ll see if der8auer retains this particular version GPU in his assortment, however because it’s designed for excessive overclockers, it would not be shocking to see him try to interrupt some information with it. Because the card’s announcement at Computex earlier this 12 months, Asus has already claimed plenty of information in benchmarks throughout the 3DMark suite and in Unigine Superposition.
We final noticed der8auer serving to to overclock the AMD Threadripper Professional 7995WX, utilizing liquid nitrogen to hit 6.0 GHz on all the CPU’s 96 cores and breaking world information on Cinebench.