Nvidia's RTX 4090 Ti heatsink design has leaked - It's Massive!
Is this Nvidia's RTX 4090 Founders Edition heatsink?
Published: 17th May 2022 | Source: Chiphell - ultranick |
Nvidia's RTX 4090 Ti heatsink has leaked, and it is colossal
over on the Chinese forum Chiphell, images of what appears to be Nvidia's RTX 4090 Ti heatsink have leaked, revealing a design that's similar to Nvidia's RTX 30 series with some key design improvements.
For starters, Nvidia's RTX 4090 Ti heatsink is huge, being multiple PCIe slots thick with large fans and a much larger base plate. Looking at the image below, we can now see that Nvidia's RTX 4090 Ti base plate now covers the GPU's core and memory components, much like ASUS' recently released RTX 3080 Noctua OC Edition graphics card. This design change should help lower Nvidia's memory thermals with their RTX 40 series products, a deficiency with many current-generation RTX 30 series GPU models.
overall, Nvidia's RTX 40 Founders Edition design appears to be very similar to their current-generation RTX 30 series counterparts, which makes sense given the capabilities of those coolers. Why change everything when you could simply tweak Nvidia's existing design scheme?
Recent rumours have suggested that Nvidia's RTX 40 series flagship would ship with a thermal design power of 450W to 600W, necessitating the design of a larger, more capable heatsink design from Nvidia. The above heatsink design certainly seems beefy enough for the job, though it remains to be seen whether or not this new heatsink design is legitimate, or of this is Nvidia's RTX 40 series Founders Edition heatsink in its final form.
Some recent reports have suggested that Nvidia's RTX 40 series lineup could launch as early as mid-July, though at this time Nvidia has not revealed anything publically about their RTX 40 series products.