The GeForce RTX 4090D graphics card series by Gigabyte is being rolled out, with some board partners, including ASUS and Gigabyte, announcing their cards based on this new NVIDIA SKU. While ASUS’s designs are still pending release, Gigabyte has confirmed the launch of three new models.
While these recently introduced cards bear resemblances to the current RTX 4090 models, a noteworthy alteration, which could be viewed unfavorably by prospective buyers, is evident. Surprisingly, it’s not a decrease in specifications; rather, the new cards—RTX 4090D AERO 24, RTX 4090 WINDFORCE 24GB, and RTX 4090D GAMING 24GB—do not feature any factory overclocking.
Allegedly, NVIDIA has enforced a strict 425W TDP specification for the RTX 4090D, limiting board partners to minor clock adjustments (the most notable being +15 MHz, achievable only through software settings). As of now, all identified RTX 4090D cards come without any factory overclocking options.
The RTX 4090D features a reduced CUDA core count, amounting to 14,592 CUDAs, reflecting an 11% decrease in cores and a 6% reduction in TDP. These changes are expected to impact gaming performance. However, despite these adjustments, NVIDIA has chosen not to modify the pricing for this card.
The Gigabyte RTX 4090D series is expected to be released by the end of January. It’s important to highlight that the RTX 4090D is specifically offered in China and potentially in other countries where the import of the original RTX 4090 is constrained due to imposed limitations.
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