Recent rumors suggest that NVIDIA might be dropping plans for an RTX 4090 SUPER model. Yet, it’s unclear if this decision also applies to the RTX 4090 Ti or TITAN ADA. Numerous leaks have emerged featuring a purported quad-slot RTX 40 cooler, consistently without a visible PCB. One exception stands out – a sample obtained by Redditor “gamer2live,” possibly the first complete card with both a riser and cooler attached. Interestingly, the card is labeled as RTX 4090, despite the cooler exhibiting a distinct TITAN series coloration.
Similar to earlier iterations, this card adopts a quad-slot design, positioning the PCB perpendicular to the motherboard slot, causing stacked display connectors. However, uncertainty surrounds whether the PCB is installed in this model, given that only the protruding PCIe interface is visible, with the added complexity of being at a 90-degree angle.
Despite the source’s assertion that the card was acquired directly from an NVIDIA employee, it is jard to believe that the company is freely distributing such samples to individuals. Without a doubt, the card originates from NVIDIA or a contractor involved in its assembly. Reports mention a paper label indicating ‘RTX 4090Ti,’ but it’s worth noting that engineering samples often bear such labels for prototypes. Notably, NVIDIA’s uncertainty about the cooler is evident in its diverse color options and labels, with this one notably influenced by the TITAN series.
Unfortunately, the Redditor is presently unable to share more details due to travel but assures that additional information will be provided later. Despite potentially being the inaugural sample with a fully assembled card, information remains limited. The individual, once a gamer turned leaker, is no longer responding to inquiries.
In the end, even if this is a complete card with a GPU, it won’t function without operational drivers. However, a community of modders could come to the rescue if needed. One certainty is that this eerie quad-slot prototype arrived too late for the Halloween festivities.
Source & Images: Reddit