The fixed drip of rumors about Nvidia’s upcoming RTX 40-series GPUs has now progressed from Twitter posts to precise pictures. A person on the Chiphell boards has posted snapshots of what seems to be the cooling shroud for a 40-series GPU. Although it appears fairly much like the present 30-series Founder’s Version coolers, there’s one huge distinction: it’s stamped with the letters RTX 4090 Ti.
The pictures seem like from a manufacturing facility the place the GPUs are being manufactured, through Wccftech. In them we will see the perimeter of the GPU and its backplate. The 2 most unsurprising facets of the pictures is the cooler appears nearly precisely like the present Founder’s Version shroud, and it’s a thick one. The truth is, it appears nearly precisely like an RTX 3090 Ti. The pictures are in high-resolution and permit us to see how Nvidia has modified the cooler. Beforehand it was reported that the RTX 4090 would have a TDP of 450W, which is precisely the identical because the 3090 Ti. This might clarify why the coolers look so related, however there’s a twist: one of many items of steel within the pictures is emblazoned with the letters RTX 4090 Ti.
This might imply Nvidia over-engineered the 3090 Ti’s cooling to make it a drop-in substitute for its successor. Nonetheless, we will already spot some variations. Within the picture above we will see what seems to be a aluminum warmth spreader with a number of thermal pads. Within the RTX 3090 this space was simply black steel with thermal pads. This looks like a technique Nvidia might have elevated the cooling capability of the equipment. The picture reveals a format for the reminiscence modules in addition to there’s thermal pads in-place. It’s anticipated there will probably be 12 2GB GDDR6X modules for a complete of 24GB of 21Gb/s reminiscence.
Although it’s tough to measure with one’s eyeballs, the picture above makes the heatsink’s dimensions seem like huge. It appears about 2.5″ deep, if no more. It may very well be our eyes are deceiving us although, because the 3090 Ti is 2.4″ tall. From this angle it appears a tad deeper, which wouldn’t be shocking. It additionally includes a extra premium aluminum design than the present mannequin. The prevailing FE playing cards have an identical body but it surely’s fabricated from plastic. General this appears like a barely bigger model of the prevailing 3090 Ti FE cooler, however once more, that’s our eyeball measurement. It’s value noting that some RTX 3090 Ti associate boards are a 3.5 slot design, so issues are about to get ridiculous within the GPU world.
A leak like this can be a good signal that the RTX 40-series playing cards are near launch. As we reported beforehand, they’re now anticipated in mid-July. Hopefully the following leak reveals the absolutely assembled card so we will get an thought of what the facility connector appears like, and the way thick it’s. Presently the RTX 4090 is slated to be a 450W GPU with the Ti model consuming 600W. If that’s true then the cooler above can supposedly deal with it. It’s potential Nvidia remains to be maintaining some secrets and techniques from us that has allowed it to attain that degree of cooling efficiency with solely slight modifications to its cooler. There could be new warmth pipes, vapor chambers, extra fins on the warmth pipe, new supplies getting used, and so forth. With its launch date approaching extra leaks will certainly break cowl quickly, and all will (hopefully) be revealed.