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On the cusp of an announcement via Nvidia come September 20th, the firm’s GeForce RTX 4090 by ZOTAC has debuted early on Chinese social media site Baidu.
The leaked images show all-new packaging by the third-party manufacturer, as well as a beefy quad-slot cooling solution in tandem with a custom PCB that leverages a PCIe Gen 5.0 plug.
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While not every single detail on the highly anticipated RTX 4090 card can be seen, one thing is made certain: these GPUs are going to be particularly massive and boast potentially high power outputs for incredible performance metrics.
Leaked ZOTAC GeForce RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO
The images were published on Baidu by user Koko 218, who is based out of the Chinese province of Guangdong. It’s unclear exacctly how they got their hands on the GPUs, but the two images provided show both ZOTAC’s official packaging for the device, as well as a string of the products on what appears to be an assembly line.
The images show a triple-fan design that utilizes at least four slots and a single PCIe Gen 5.0 plug via a custom PCB layout, with the cooler stretched out past the PCB, making it rather difficult to see any additional details. It’s clear from this image that NVidia will be utilizing a compact PCB design as seen on previous GPUs.
There’s enough space on ZOTAC’s GeForce RTX 4090 for two 12VHPWR connectors, the 16-pin PCIe Gen 5.0 connector required for the device to boot, but it’s rather hard to tell from the angle shown. You get a better picture of the front of the GPU via the included picture of the product’s packaging by ZOTAC, which showcases the new SKU logo and an updated font.
ZOTAC’s packaging also clearly labels some additional features for the GeForce RTX 4090, like Icestorm 3.0, Spectra 2.0 RGB lighting, dual BIOS, Freeze 0dB fan technology, Firestorm support, and more. It’s difficult to read some of the “key features” listed on the box, but below that it clearly reads “Built for live streaming,” AI-accelerated performance,” and more.
Speculated GeForce RTX 4090 specs
The 4090 will purportedly host a multitude of enhanced internal features, making it stand out as the top-of-the-line product among NVidia’s new lineup. These rather powerful internals include 16,384 CUDA cores, 24GB GDDR6X memory, 96 MB of L2 cache, and 384-bit clocked at 21GBps on 450W TDP.
According to Twitter user XpeaGPU, the 4090 will boast over 160 fps gaming potentials via overclocking. Unfortunately, the leaked ZOTAC GPU images don’t allude to any official pricing, but it could be as high as $1,499 given its specs and previous entries, such as the RTX 3090 from 2020.
GeForce RTX 4000 series announcement
NVidia has already unveiled the debut date for the new GPUs as being on September 20th, amid the firm’s GTC conference. The “GeForce Beyond” event will showcase, as NVidia itself describes, the “latest breakthroughs in gaming, creating, and graphics technology,” provided in a keynote address by Jensen Huang.
According to WCCFTech, specifically, the RTX 4090 will launch in October, with the 4080 debuting only a month later, and the 4070 will drop in December. NVidia will reportedly wait for CES 2023 in January to debut the 4060 GPU.