In the run-up to the Nvidia GTC event on September 20, there have been a lot of rumors and leaks, especially regarding the Nvidia RTX 4090, which is expected to make its official debut. The latest leak, first revealed by Weibo (Opens in a new tab) Reported by Wccftech (Opens in a new tab)This is Lenovo Legion GeForce RTX 4090 The model, which may feature a massive 14-inch three-hole design.
Pictures are also shown to show the OEM length, which is an impressive size. The triple-slot is a design choice that also appears on the RTX 3080 Ti. Lenovo has released two other models that have similar generic designs, namely RTX 3090 Ti and RX 6900 XT.
There is, too Previously Leaked Pictures From the card pictured inside the Lenovo Legion Gaming PC, which shows how it cools itself. According to Wccftech, the card’s triple-fan cooler pushes air through the heatsink, and since the heatsink and backplate extend past the PCB, air is forced through the backplate opening. We can also see in another picture the huge amount of heat pipes connected to the heatsink and what could be a steam room.
Is the RTX 4090 worth it?
These leaks paint a clearer picture of the RTX 4090, and no matter the model, it looks like this is going to be a massive graphics card that takes a lot of power.
But what is the point of this powerful (power-hungry) card? The truth is, most PC games aren’t powerful enough to surpass the RTX 3060, let alone really take advantage of the power from the 3090 or any of the 4000 series.
One could argue that the upcoming Lovelace cards, which include 4,090, could lower the price of the previous generation, but that would have happened over time anyway because the main reason for the inflated pricing – lower crypto values, especially Ethereum, means more cards in the market and less. What is bought by crypto miners – something that does not exist now.
Given how much power the 4090 is expected to use, at least 650 watts of power and possibly more at overclocking, PC builders will have to build around this card. Not to mention the sheer size, which will also affect the overall design.
The worst part about this is whether the specs and benchmarks are even worth the energy cost which, according to leaks so far, doesn’t seem to be the case. Of course, this is all guesswork based on rumors, so take all this with caution.