Newegg has recently listed the ASUS RTX 4090 ROG STRIX graphics card special edition, but at an exceptionally high price. The cost of GeForce RTX 4090 GPUs has remained fairly consistent since their late last year debut. The ROG STRIX models, renowned for their top-notch quality, have consistently ranked among the priciest gaming cards available. Nonetheless, ASUS has opted to unveil additional versions of these GPUs, accompanied by even more substantial price hikes.
The initial suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,599 for the RTX 4090 feels like a distant past when you take a look at the ROG STRIX models. The most affordable model currently offered on Newegg is listed at $1,999, and this applies to the regular black version. ASUS has also introduced a white edition, which comes with a slightly higher price, currently $100 more than the black variant.
The most recent inclusion in the product range, named the EVA-02, is a graphics card influenced by the renowned Japanese anime and manga series “Neon Genesis Evangelion.” This second iteration of ASUS’ EVA series moves away from the purple aesthetic of the EVA-01, introducing a fresh red color scheme that encompasses motherboards, casings, and accessories. Particularly noteworthy is the adaptation of the ROG STRIX design for this card to align with this bold red theme.
Although Newegg has emerged as one of the initial US retailers to feature this card for purchase, it’s essential to understand that it’s not currently in stock and is anticipated to start shipping approximately on October 26. Nonetheless, the extended shipping delay isn’t the sole concern; the price is also a significant issue. This card is being sold for $2,299, marking a $300 increase from the original model’s price.
This card maintains its 35.8-inch length and employs a triple-fan cooling setup that occupies 3.5 slots within your system. It relies on a single 16-pin power connector, and beneath the cooling system resides an RTX 4090 SKU featuring 16,384 CUDA cores. Furthermore, the card boasts 24GB of GDDR6X memory and arrives factory-overclocked, delivering speeds that reach up to 2640 MHz.
The card comes with a typical bundle that follows the Evangelion theme. Included are four 8-pin to 16-pin power adapters, along with a small screwdriver that can double as a VGA support.
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