Have too much money to spend in your pocket? Well, ASUS now has another reason to get some stacks out of you because they just showed off the new ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.
Liquid metal in commercial products is old news but that’s for the CPU department. This time, however, it is finally being applied to something that practically runs hotter than the small Intel/AMD chip.
ASUS utilizes an exclusive in-house manufacturing process that made sure the liquid metal stays safe without leakage even if the GPU is vertically mounted. Additionally, a UV resin is applied above the surface-mounted capacitors that surround the GPU die which is then covered by another 2 protective layers separating the die and main PCB for more protection.
For the radiator, this one is an extra-thick model that houses a set of ROG MF-12S ARGB fans. Daisy-chained through a magnetic snap mechanism, power and data signals can be transmitted without the use of cables.
With high-static pressure plus airflow, the entire 450W unit can maintain a whopping 60°C at full blast while the fan is just hitting under 1000RPM. The model also eliminates the need for an auxiliary fan, allowing the custom-made full-coverage cold plate to be in direct contact with all the toasty components.
The customized and more powerful pump feeds the entire loop with more coolant than any previous designs, signifying the absolute chad design shown by this ROG Matrix card.
The overall design is kind of interesting as well with the entire GPU frame and housing built with full metal. The ASUS Aura Lighting has been integrated in a slightly different way as well, shining through the “hollow” chamber while the main cold plate, circuit board, and pump shroud are protected by a larger aluminum frame.
The stainless steel backplate keeps everything secure regardless of mounting style and yes, all of these are powered by a single 12VHPWR cable – no cluttering whatsoever.
Since this is a limited edition card, ASUS only teased that it will come out during Q3 of this year. I wonder if the local price will match the infamous “scalped” RTX 3090 a few years back at about RM11,000.