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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Founder Edition Graphics Card Unboxing Tour

A Bigger and Softer Next-Generation Beast

NVIDIA has released a new generation of GeForce RTX 4090 / RTX 4080 series graphics cards, using GPUs based on Ada Lovelace architecture and TSMC’s custom 4nm process, coupled with new technologies such as the third-generation RTX light chasing architecture and DLSS 3, which greatly improves performance. Compared with the previous generation, the NVIDIA RTX 4090 Founder Edition graphics card of this generation has been significantly upgraded in packaging, which not only increases the packaging volume but also greatly improves the delicateness of the gift box packaging compared to the previous generation.

The packaging design of the NVIDIA RTX 4090 Founder Edition graphics card is very unique. A rectangular parallelepiped is cut symmetrically, and the way to open it is to open it up. After opening, the NVIDIA RTX 4090 Founder Edition graphics card is displayed in front of the eyes at a 45-degree angle perpendicular to the plane. The part of the packaging box that is turned up can be turned directly to the back, and the whole packaging box can form a regular triangular prism due to its symmetry.

You can see some specifications of the NVIDIA RTX 4090 Founder Edition graphics card on the back of the box. It is indicated here that the size of the card is 304×137×61mm, and the minimum system power supply is 850W. The auxiliary power interface is a 450W fifth-generation PCIE power supply interface. Or 3 traditional PCIE 8pin interfaces (with adapter cables in the box). However, I would like to remind you that the minimum 850W system power supply is actually a recommendation made by NVIDIA based on a PC equipped with a Ryzen 9 5900X processor, so if it is another processor with higher power consumption, the power supply requirements should be increased accordingly.

The overall appearance of the NVIDIA RTX 4090 Founder Edition graphics card continues the design of the previous generation, but there is still a noticeable difference – a curve appears on the edge of the graphics card’s titanium gray. This is due to the fact that the fan size of this generation has increased, so it meets the edge, so the edge of this generation of titanium gray needs to leave room for this larger size fan. As for why the fan is increased, it is obviously for better heat dissipation. It is said that this generation of fans can provide 20% more air volume.

In addition, perhaps to echo the streamlined design here, the peripheral side of the NVIDIA RTX 4090 Founder Edition graphics card is now also streamlined, which is the kind of curved surface that is concave inward, which will be obvious if you compare it with the previous generation. In addition, it can be clearly seen that the NVIDIA RTX 4090 Founder Edition graphics card is much thicker and slightly shorter than the previous generation, but in general, the size of this radiator is significantly larger than the previous generation. , which can cope with higher thermal power consumption.

For productivity systems, the graphics card is also an accelerator card. The NVIDIA RTX 4090 Founder Edition graphics card still has screw holes at the end for installing graphics card brackets in workstations and other environments. However, compared with the exposed design of the previous generation, this generation is specially designed. A magnetic shutter to cover it is very characteristic. Another important difference is that

The NVIDIA RTX 4090 Founder Edition graphics card is actually very heavy, with a weight of 2.187kg, which is heavy in the hand, but relatively speaking, the appearance of the NVIDIA RTX 4090 Founder Edition graphics card is compared to the non-public version of the same model of this generation. It is still more compact, and the design is more simple and more atmospheric. This weight can still convey some “high-quality” feeling, and it will not be a negative experience. This generation of NVIDIA RTX 4090 Founder Edition graphics cards does not have the NVLink interface.

In other respects, the NVIDIA RTX 4090 Founder Edition graphics card continues the previous generation’s dual axial-flow push-pull fan cooling design – there is an axial-flow fan on the front, although it is an axial-flow fan, after a special air duct design, this shaft After the flow fan sucks in the cold air, it will exhaust the waste heat out of the chassis through the baffle plate. The other fan is located on the back of the graphics card. The cold air flows through the cooling fins through the exhaust air and then is exhausted out of the chassis through the rear exhaust fan of the chassis. In this way, the waste heat can be better directed to the air duct of the chassis fan, avoiding the clutter of the air duct of the chassis.

The NVIDIA RTX 4090 Founder Edition graphics card still provides four video output interfaces, including three DisplayPort 1.4a and one HDMI 2.1 interface, all of which can achieve up to 4K 120Hz video output, and can achieve up to 4-screen output, support HDCP 2.3, HDMI 2.1 The interface also supports 8K 60Hz HDR and the variable refresh rate function of the HDMI 2.1a interface.

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