GALAX has unveiled its GeForce RTX 4090 20th Anniversary Edition GPUs which include a Limited Edition Carbon Fiber variant that costs almost $3K.
GALAX’s New 20th-Anniversary GPUs Employ a Top-Down Design, With a Carbon Fiber Twist In Limited Flavors
The new flagship GeForce RTX 4090 20th Anniversary Edition GPUs feature a top-down design, which was previously only leveraged by NVIDIA’s reference models. GALAX intends to celebrate its two-decade anniversary in style, showcasing “distinctive” models of NVIDIA’s flagship Ada GPU. The GPU adopts a massive quad-slot cooler with a triple-fan configuration and even comes in “Carbon Fiber” aesthetics which is an addition to the white-colored variant.
Expanding on the top-down design, the GALAX GeForce RTX 4090 20th Anniversary GPU employs two 100mm fans at the front with the 20th-anniversary branding, along with a 100mm fan at the back as well, to complete the overall airflow cycle. To make the “Carbon Fiber Edition” variant stand out, GALAX has bumped up the clock speeds which are now at 2610 MHz from 2595 MHz. While the bump isn’t that significant to show a decent performance uplift, it is still something to mention.
Validating the previous reports, GALAX’s GeForce RTX 4090 20th Anniversary GPU is the first one to employ an HDMI Retimer. An HDMI Retimer is a chip that improves and stabilizes the transmission of HDMI signals over longer cable lengths or through complex signal pathways, which makes using the GPU through long-distance wires much more effective. If you are someone who has his PC running in a different room and wants to extend a cable connection to say your living room then the retimer chip can definitely be of use as signal integrity could be lost over wide distances.
The company has revealed that the production of the GeForce RTX 4090 20th Anniversary Carbon Fiber variant is limited to 50 units making it a “collector’s item”. In addition to the high-end model,
GALAX has also introduced a single-slot GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card known as the “MAX” & it features the same 165W TDP of the reference spec in a slimmed-out design. The card features the AD106-351 GPU with a peak clock speed of 2535 MHz and 18 Gbps memory dies. The card requires a single 8-pin connector and features a blower-styled cooler and a very slim exhaust vent featured along the I/O ports.
In terms of pricing, expect it to break your bank since the expected retail price is 20,000 RMB ($2,743) for the white model and 21,000 RMB for the Carbon Edition ($2,880), making it one of the most expensive ones in the market. Both cards are expected to be limited to the Asian markets.
News Sources: GALAX China, GALAX Bilibili, Videocardz