Gainward has just unveiled two new graphics cards under their brand new Panther series, both of which are RTX 40 models. Gainward is already renowned for their impressive range of GeForce GPUs, including popular ones like the Phantom and Phoenix. Interestingly, it seems that the trend of naming their new series with the letter “P” will continue with this third addition.
The upcoming Panther series will showcase a triple-fan cooling solution with a thickness of 3.1 slots and no LED lights whatsoever – not even on the logo. The design reminds us of the Palit Jetstream series, which shares a similar aesthetic. However, the Panther series has its own unique appearance. It follows a dark, minimalistic theme that isn’t intended to attract attention or stand out, making it a great option for concealing within a chassis that doesn’t have a window.
It is worth noting that both the RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 Ti Panther GPUs adhere to standard NVIDIA specifications, with no factory overclocking or increased TGP limits for either card. This means that these cards are almost identical to Gainward’s reference design. In terms of display connectors, the Panther series boasts a typical layout with three DP 1.4 and one HDMI 2.1 ports. Additionally, both cards are equipped with a 16-pin power connector.
Gainward has confirmed that the Panther series cards are equipped with ‘Cyclone Fans’ that provide enhanced airflow. The fans direct air towards a sizable heatsink, which is attached to a large copper base that covers both the GPU and memory. Moreover, there is a support plate in place to prevent the cards from sagging. Unfortunately, Gainward has not disclosed the pricing or release date for the Panther GPUs as of yet, but several retailers have already listed the cards for sale.