Earlier yesterday, NVIDIA broke its silence on its Ada Lovelace architecture with the announcement of its next-generation GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards. When the GPU brand did that, it also opened the floodgates for all the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 cards that are slated for launch this October and November. The following are just some of the brands and their offerings.
Do note that, regardless of the make and custom design, all RTX 40 Series cards, the RTX 4090, RTX 4080 12GB, and RTX 4080 16GB, will be identical in the amount of graphics memory offered, the primary differences distinguishing each card being their base and boost clocks, respectively. To that end, the RTX 4090 will always ship out with 24GB GDDR6X graphics memory, while the RTX 4080 – you’ve no doubt already derived the SKUs from their namesakes – will have a choice between 12GB and 16GB of GDDR6X graphics memory. Further, all cards are based on the PCIe 4.0 interface.
As always, ASUS’ iteration of the new GeForce RTX 40 Series can be divided into two sub-branding or categories: ROG Strix and TUF Gaming, and both have standard Non-OC and OC Editions for the card. With the ROG Strix lineup, there’s a total of six GPUs options.
Under TUF Gaming, the lineup also comprises six cards in total. On another note, all the cards under the two lineups will seemingly sport two HDMI 2.1a ports and three DisplayPort 1.4a ports.
Gigabyte’s own RTX 40 Series offering seems to be limited to just the RTX 4090, for now. In any case, the brand’s own take on the card will be available in three flavours. The first is obviously its AORUS Gaming lineup, to which there will be a total of two cards: the XTREME Waterforce and Master. There’s still the Gaming OC and WINDFORCE edition of the card, the former having been leaked earlier and prior to the GPU’s official announcement.
Sadly, there’s not much else beyond the announcement of its new cards, and Gigabyte isn’t sharing any additional details about them at the moment. Looks like we’ll have to wait until we get closer to the 12 October launch date to learn more.
Like Gigabyte, MSI’s RTX 40 Series announcement is limited but at the very least, we know that the RTX 4090, RTX 4080 12GB, RTX 4080 16GB models will be available in all of its sub-brands, SUPRIM, SUPRIM Liquid, Gaming Trio, and Ventus. Of particular note is the addition of SUPRIM Liquid, which will clearly be an AIO variant of the air-cooled SUPRIM lineup.
Again, there’s little to go on here, but the Taiwanese brand will be hosting an “Exclusive Insider” event for its RTX 40 Series GPUs later in the evening.
This is a brand we don’t hear from in Malaysia often, but PNY does manufacture its own graphics card. It’s no different this year around, as the brand proudly announced that it will be launching its own custom-cooled versions of NVIDIA’s new Lovelace-based GeForce RTX 40 Series architecture via its XLR8 Gaming and VERTO lineup.
Zotac is, unsurprisingly, one of NVIDIA’s longest-serving board partners but more to the point, it was also one of the two brands whose product was leaked ahead of the official RTX 40 Series announcement. That aside, the brand isn’t hiding behind the curtains anymore and announced that the new Lovelace-powered GPU series will be available on its Trinity, Trinity OC, and AMP Extreme Airo lineups.
In addition, it is evident that the brand is also trying out a new design aesthetic for its RTX 40 Series offering, with their cooler shrouds literally taking on a rounder, less pointy edge look.
You can check out NVIDIA’s official broadcast to learn more about the GeForce RTX 40 Series via the official YouTube video, and learn more about Lovelace and how much of an improvement it is over Ampere. In any case, we’ll update this list with more brands over time, so check back this space every so often.