New photos have surfaced that appear to be part of the upcoming Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Ti – and it looks like it will be a monster GPU that people with small PCs can fight to install.
The photo shows a metal enclosure that will be wrapped around the heatsink, engraved with the name of the GPU – RTX 4090 Ti – which will give the graphics card a stylish look.
We seem to get a better look at Heatsink, which is Huge. The RTX 4090 Ti, if it exists, will probably be a very powerful – and power-hungry – graphics card, and that means it needs a heavy cooling solution so it doesn’t overheat.
As Wccftech noted, this heatsink looks larger than the already-giants found on the RTX 3090 and RTX 3090 Ti, killing the base plate and memory covering the GPU instead of using thermal pads for memory.
It looks like the RTX 3090 Ti configuration will have at least 12 GDDR6X memory chips for cooling space. Although we see the same amount of memory as the RTX 3090 Ti, Nvidia is expected to use a high-specific chip, which will again require heavy-duty cooling.
A large aluminum heat spreader is also visible in one photo, and eagle-eyed GPU enthusiasts will notice that the RTX 30 series GPU has 24 fins on the heatsinks, compared to 23 on the other.
Would it fit?
Judging by the photos, the RTX 4090 Ti is set as a Huge The graphics card, and will have a three-slot design like either the RTX 3090 and RTX 3090 Ti, or even a four-slot. This means that anyone with a compact or small PC case may not be able to install it, which would be a hit for many gamers.
However, a larger case means better airflow, and it looks like you’ll need it to keep this monster GPU cool.
Analysis: Are these pictures real?
Before you size your PC case to see if the RTX 4090 Ti fits, we should consider how realistic these images are.
We should always be wary of photos popping up on forum forums on the Internet that are difficult to verify, and it seems that the original post on the Chieffel forum has been deleted, which makes things more difficult.
It is also true that these rumors concern RTX 4090 Ti, while many of us are hoping to launch RTX 4090 first.
The RTX 3090 Ti is launched half a year later than the RTX 3090, so many of us assume that there will be a similar gap with the 4000 series.
Nevertheless, it could be a very early prototype cooler for the RTX 4090 Ti, and it could be reused for the RTX 4090.
Chiphell has been the source of accurate leaks in the past, and the photos seem credible – it would take a lot of effort to fake something like this.
With the RTX 4090 and other ‘Lovelace’ 4000 series graphics cards recommended to land in July, we don’t have to wait to see if these images are really real.