EVGA recently announced that its overclocking tool, the Precision X1, will support overclocking for NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4090. It’s a surprising, if not generous act of kindness by the company, given the very public announcement of it quitting the desktop GPU market.
For the uninitiated and those that haven’t actually looked beyond MSI’s Afterburner or ASUS’ GPU Tweak tools, Precision X1 is a precision overclocking tool, launched around the same time that NVIDIA’s first ever GeForce RTX cards first came on to the scene. In other words, sometime in the year 2018, when the Turing-based RTX 20 Series made its debut.
As a quick primer, EVGA announced back in September that it was getting out of the graphics card manufacturing business and has even said that it doesn’t not have any plans in the future of partnering up with either of its rivals, AMD and Intel. As for who the company is passing the blame on to for its decision, it is pointing fingers at NVIDIA, accusing the GPU brand for being irresponsible and not even doing its “due diligence”; it says that it failed to furnich partners with necessary information. such as MSRP, the cost of buying its GPU chips, and withholding information until the 11th hour.
Now to be clear, the latest version of the Precision X1 will only work with the GeForce RTX 4090 and is not to be misconstrued as support for the RTX 40 Series as a whole. Whether or not it will continue to ensure that the overclocking tool will enable overclocking over the course of the Lovelace architecture’s product shelf life, remains to be seen.
In any case, Precision X1 has also been given a minor makeover in the aesthetics department and as for what can be overclocked on the RTX 4090 with it, we’re looking at the usual memory frequencies overclocking, overvolting, as well as thermal and power limit adjustments. All things that are part and parcel of GPU overclocking tools.