New Nvidia Graphics Cards from Asus, Gigabyte and MSI are available now in New Zealand! These are the Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series flagships sport many awesome new cooler designs - with premium options in AORUS and ROG STRIX, as well as updates for the popular Gigabyte Gaming and Asus TUF Gaming series.
For those upgrading to these new RTX 4090 Graphics Cards right away, it's important to know that they are the largest yet, so be sure to check the measurements for your cases. Power supply wise the new RTX 4090 also require 4x 6+2Pin power outputs to be connected to an included Nvidia 12+4 pin adaptor. To prevent sag due to weight, the Gigabyte brand RTX 4090 include a GPU support bracket in the box too.
RTX 4090 Essentials:
- 24GB of GDDR6X
- Requires PCIe 4.0 x16 Motherboard Slot
- Up to 4x 6+2Pin Power Input via included adaptor
- HDMI 2.1 + DisplayPort 1.4a
- Digital Max Resolution 7680 x 4320
Along with the larger size and increased power requirements comes an array of Nvidia software updates for the 40 series, most excitingly the new DLSS 3 technology for improved FPS while maintaining excellent image detail.
Via Nvidia: DLSS 3 is a revolutionary breakthrough in AI-powered graphics that massively boosts performance, while maintaining great image quality and responsiveness. Building upon DLSS Super Resolution, DLSS 3 adds Optical Multi Frame Generation to generate entirely new frames, and integrates NVIDIA Reflex low latency technology for optimal responsiveness. DLSS 3 is powered by the new fourth-generation Tensor Cores and Optical Flow Accelerator of the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, which powers GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards.
DLSS 3 also incorporates NVIDIA Reflex, for low system latency and optimum responsiveness. System latency is the time taken for information to go from one place to another, having a lower system latency makes game controls more responsive, helping to ensure our on-screen actions occur almost instantaneously, like when we click the mouse button to shoot our weapon. When compared to native, DLSS 3 can reduce latency by up to 2x. This won't make NZ RTX 4090 players unstoppable though, and there is still going to be all that network latency stuff - it sure is tough on those down under when playing on international servers!
Now let's take a closer look at two of the smaller new RTX 4090 graphics options as these are sure to be the most popular by being able to fit in more cases - Asus TUF and Gigabyte Gaming OC.
The TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 is a 3.65-slot graphics card, 348mm long. An updated 3D acrylic TUF logo along the shroud provides ARGB lighting for customisation via Aura Sync. The updated cooler unibody shroud attaches directly to an aluminium backplate to strengthen the overall structure and protect the PCB from sagging, and a detachable velcro loop offers a little extra cable management.
To support the massive power intake, the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 sports capacitors rated for 20K and a spread of high-current power stages arranged in a 10+4 configuration. In addition, Asus Auto-Extreme manufacturing process offers robust longevity that lives up to the TUF name, so you can be confident your top-tier card will power through games for years to come.
The PCB is around 2/3 of the card, allowing for the Axial-tech fans to push air upwards through to a massive pass-through vent, providing 20% more airflow than last generation’s TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. A redesigned vapor chamber allows for vastly improved heat transfer. The heat pipes array offers a huge leap in cooling potential, with 35% more contact area compared to the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3090. You can choose between performance and quiet modes with the onboard Dual BIOS switch, or adjust the card’s performance yourself through our new GPU Tweak III software.
Looking at the new Gigabyte RTX 4090 Gaming OC you'd be forgiven for thinking this was a premium AORUS ELITE version as it sports similar RGB lighting trims on the triple fan cooler design, but this is it! The large WINDFORCE cooling system now has 3x 110mm fans with alternate spin on the middle fan for better cooling performance.
The heatsink is massive, consisting of ten composite copper heat pipes and a large direct GPU contact vapor chamber for very effective heat dissipation. Much like the TUF above, this new Gigabyte Gaming PC cooler design extends far past the end of PCB allowing air to pass through and out a large top vent cutout from the backplate.
Swinging back to the beautiful fans for a moment, the three-ring lighting can run various effects or be synchronised with other compatible components using the Gigabyte RGB FUSION software suite.
Exciting times ahead! Check out all the new Nvidia Graphics Card options available, and be sure to keep your eyes on Hardwired news for more of the latest!