NVIDIA announced its RTX 4000 ” Ada Lovelace ” GPUs yesterday and took the market by surprise. The RTX 4090 is claimed to be up to 4x faster than the RTX 3090 Ti . Moments after the announcement, various AIB partners took the stage and announced their designs for the RTX 4000 series. Let’s take a look at them, shall we?
Let’s start with ASUS with their ROG STRIX RTX 4090 . The motto here is: “ASCENT TO NEW HEIGHTS”. The GPU has quite a “gaming look” compared to the latest generation RTX 3090. The triple fan configuration ensures that the GPU receives optimal airflow. Several people have criticized ASUS for this half gaming and half simplistic approach. But, it’s really something fresh and new to see.
In addition to this, ASUS also announced the TUF GAMING series for its RTX 4090 GPUs. Once again we see a massive 4-slot design along with a slight hint of RGB.
MSI has announced the releases of SUPRIM LIQUID , SUPRIM , GAMING TRIO and VENTUS for their RTX 4090 GPUs. The design is almost the same as the last generation except for the new SUPRIM LIQUID design. Together with Ada Lovelace, MSI’s new SUPRIM LIQUID design, exclusive to the RTX 4090, uses a closed-loop liquid cooling system to improve thermal performance.
GIGABYTE has announced the AORUS MASTER , GAMING OC and WINDFORCE lineup for the RTX 4090. The 4080 12/16GB models will follow in November .
GIGABYTE has changed the packaging slightly, using a new NVIDIA font for the GPU name. At first the result looks a little strange, but over time we get used to it.
ZOTAC has introduced TRINITY OC , AMP EXTREME AIRO and TRINITY variants for the RTX 4000 series. All GPUs in this line have rounded edges. This is completely different from ZOTAC’s attempt to create an RTX 3090. The GPU is also a huge 4-slot thick. Gamers have criticized ZOTAC’s attempt to create the RTX 4090, citing the “soapy” design.
PALIT , a company popular in the Asian market, has also unveiled its design for the RTX 4090. Welcome to the GameRock and GamingPro series .
To top it all off, PALIT also showcased a GameRock variant for the RTX 4000 line called ” Midnight Kaleidoscope “. With embedded crystal design, the entire GPU looks extremely elegant along with a little blue lighting.
Inno3D has unveiled ICHILL FROSTBITE , ICHILL BLACK , ICHILL X3 , INNO3D X3 and X3OC designs for the RTX 4090. The designs don’t differ much from each other except for the color theme.
All things considered, some AIB partners have completely redesigned their RTX 4090 GPUs this time around, and to be honest, they look beautiful. We expect to see more from them as NVIDIA announces its RTX 4080 lineup in November.