RTX 4090 Available Now in New Zealand!

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - updated October 13th, 2022
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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.

Picture of RTX 4090 massive cooler on Gigabyte AORUS ELITE model
Some new RTX 4090 are very large like this AORUS, so be sure to check your chassis dimensions!
Picture of RTX 4090 16 pin power input
All new RTX 4090 Graphics Cards have a 12+4pin power input, an adaptor is included in the box for common 6+2pin PSU power cables
Picture of the Nvidia RTX 4090 12+4-Pin Power Input Adaptor
In the box is a 4x 6+2pin to 12+4-Pin adaptor, making it very easy to connect everything

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.

Picture of Asus TUF RTX 4090 cooler design
The new Asus TUF cooler design is super cool
Picture of Asus TUF RTX 4090 RGB Logo and 16pin power input
The TUF logo RGB LED can be customised with Asus AURA software
Picture of Asus TUF RTX 4090 backplate and vent cutout
The PCB ends around 2/3 down, with the backplate venting air straight through

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.

Picture of Gigabyte RTX 4090 Gaming OC Graphics Card backplate with vent cutout
Much like the Asus TUF above, the Gigabyte Gaming OC has a large vent in the backplate
Picture of Gigabyte Gaming OC RTX 4090 side power input
From the side you can see just how large that heatsink is, easily double that of the slot bracket
Picture of Gigabyte RTX 4090 Gaming OC RGB Fans
The new RTX 4090 Gaming OC has RGB lighting around the fans, much like the previous gen AORUS ELITE graphics card

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!

 

 


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22 comments

CarlP93

Makes me cry that I see no evga cards :( Only ever bought evga in the past.

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MarkW233

Way too expensive and I could afford one and a half a week on what I earn. I went with a 3080TI instead.

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CarlP93

3080 Ti great GPU. These 4090's are pretty nuts... just totally huge. Like silly huge and the power requirements are nuts too! When you are actually recommended to have a 1000W PSU, think what your power bills will be like!

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ZichenJ

Are there any water cooling ones coming?

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MatthewK8244

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/VGAMSI44096/MSI-GeForce-RTX-4090-SUPRIM-LIQUID-X-Graphics-Card

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LeviL7

Don’t suppose we are going to see any FE cards available?

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MatthewK8244

Nope

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Darthfishpaste

That is a chunky boi

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Hinata

Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me... new cards don't fit my caaaaassseee~ happy birthday to me.

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BevanP7

I want you guys to throw me a new pc together with the 4090 and a 13900. Am i better to wait until the cpu is released and get the parts through your pc builder or would it be wise to try and buy a 4090 seperately and have you hold it until you have the cpus on hand?

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Ben B (Head Office)

Hi Bevan, best advice is the get the RTX 4090 you want as soon as you can, the team can arrange you PC build via the contact us form on https://www.pbtech.co.nz/home-services/custom-gaming-pcs too :) We'll update the system builder = https://www.pbtech.co.nz/system-builder with new Gigabyte RTX 4090 Gaming OC just after release, then add more as we test the various sizes and cases for fitting. After the 21st October, once stock is in for 13th Gen and Z790 motherboard options we'll update again, but as it's a little way off I'm still unsure on the Z790 range for day one at the moment.

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desallis

I hope staff member Ben isn't having his 30 series launch PTSD triggered. He should have been given a raise for the ownership he took managing that launch :)

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Ben B (Head Office)

Thanks :) Very happy to have helped, sure was a lot but we got there in the end!

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ScottE19

Are we going to get pricing and details on the other day 1 models available ahead of the 2am release?

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Ben B (Head Office)

Possibly the Asus ROG STRIX RTX 4090 and a Gigabyte RTX 4090 (not gaming OC), I'm watching out for any good news stock wise from MSI too. As soon as Nvidia gives the OK all available models + pricing will become available to view at https://www.pbtech.co.nz/nvidia-rtx

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MarkW233

I too want you know what the pricing is. If those aussie prices were anything to go by ($4200AUD) I will be bypassing this.

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MikeyM9

I see two prices in USA, $1799 TUF and $1999 ROG STRIX. 1799USD convert 3233NZD + 1.15% GST = $3718NZD incl. 1999USD covert 3591NZD + TAX = $4130. Likely some factoring for scale of economy to be done, but I'd expect close.

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MatthewK8244

Yea, for that price, I'll stick with my launch 3080 Eagle thanks. will last me at least another generation

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MarkW233

I'm not spending anywhere near that. I've put near enough $5500 into my rig and I'm not willing to spend another $4000 on a new generation video card.

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FranklinH7

Cant just swap out the GPU anyways, would need a complete new build and it wouldnt be cheap.

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MikeyM9

You're making my 2K build feel small! I've never owned a highest end graphics card but one day I hope to experience it, must be great having a powerful PC that can play anything on highest settings.

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MarkW233

I splurged on a i9 12900, Z690 mobo, DDR5, 980pro nvmes, 34inch samsumg ultrawide, but I only have a 3060 12gb right now

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