Shortly: Nvidia officially unveiled the RTX 4090 this week, confirming rumors that the next-gen card is both incredibly powerful and downright massive. Third-party models from various companies are now being introduced, including one from a gigabyte, which is large enough to fit four Mini-ITX cards.
Nvidia AIB partners like Asus, MSI, Colorful and others – obviously not EVGA – have shown their take 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 Edition looked gigantic in the hands of CEO Jensen Huang during the GTC keynote, but the third-party versions of the flagship are even bigger in many cases.
VideoCardz writes that Gigabyte’s RTX 4090 Aorus Master is a three-fan, four-slot beast that’s just over 14 inches long and 6.3 inches wide. The publication estimates that you could easily stack four Mini-ITX cards inside. With a volume of 4,383 mm³, even ten Radeon RX 6400 low-profile cards fit in the same space. However, it should be noted that unlike other companies, Gigabyte is not adding triple or quad I/O brackets to its cards.
We also see RTX 4090s with AIO liquid cooling solutions. MSI’s Suprim Liquid, for example, offers hybrid cooling in the form of a 240mm radiator and a pair of Silent Gale P12 120mm fans.
Colorful’s Neptune series also offers liquid-cooled RTX 4000 series cards, which have the advantage of being only 2 PCIe slots wide. The Vulcan series, meanwhile, includes a brand new iGame Smart LCD – a detachable magnetic display.
There’s also Zotac’s curvy, skateboard-like AMP Extreme AIRO, Trinity, and Trinity OC cards. We’ve seen some of these in leaked images ahead of the RTX 4000 series announcement; It’s good to discover that this was a leak that wasn’t fake.
Nvidia AIB partners are big on new and improved cooling features for their RTX 4090/4080 cards, so it’ll be interesting to see what the reviews reveal when they arrive in October and November.
https://www.techspot.com/news/96064-third-party-rtx-4000-cards-include-one-big.html These third-party RTX 4000 cards include one large enough to fit four Mini-ITX cards