Aorus Xtreme Waterforce: Gigabyte cools the RTX 4090 with water and copper

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Gigabyte has presented its new spearhead with the Aorus GeForce RTX 4090 Xtreme Waterforce 24G, which cools with the help of a water block, a 360 mm radiator with three 120 mm fans and a copper plate becomes. Like its predecessor based on the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, the new Xtreme Waterforce is very compact.

Gigabyte puts Ada Lovelace under water

While other manufacturers have already released custom designs based on the GeForce RTX 4080 with 16GB and 12GB, Gigabyte has so far limited itself to three versions of the GeForce RTX 4090 with 24 GB GDDR6X.

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4000 – Custom Designs

  • Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 4090 Xtreme Waterforce 24G
  • Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 4090 Master 24G
  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4090 Gaming OC 24G

Different from Colorful with the GeForce RTX 4090 iGame Neptune and MSI with the GeForce RTX 4090 Suprim X Liquid 24 GB, Gigabyte does not rely on AiO water cooling with a hybrid approach and a fan on the graphics card, but on pure water cooling with a copper cooling block on the PCB, graphics chip and memory.

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Gigatrebyte Aorus GeForce RTX 4090 X (Image: gigabytes)

In addition to the closed cooling system with a 360 mm radiator and the three 120 mm axial fans, the manufacturer emphasizes the “particularly high quality” 460 mm long and braided cables.

Xtreme Waterforce builds very compact

Unlike the AiO solution from MSI, for example, the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 4090 Xtreme Waterforce is much more compact and measures only 238 × 141 × 40 mm (L × W × H). This means that the graphics card only occupies two slots in the case.

In the I/O area of ​​the slot panel there are 3× DisplayPort 1.4a and 1× HDMI 2.1, while the power supply is to be ensured via the new 12VHPWR connector via 16-pin PCIe 5.0 or, if desired, via 4× 8-pin PCIe 4.0 . The manufacturer recommends at least branded power supplies with a nominal output of 850 watts for operating the graphics card.

Price and availability still unknown

Gigabyte has not given any information regarding the recommended retail price and the availability of the Aorus GeForce RTX 4090 Xtreme Waterforce.

In view of prices from 1,999 to 2,099 euros for the GeForce RTX 4090 Gaming OC and the Aorus GeForce RTX 4090 Windforce, however, an RRP of 2,400 euros and more can be assumed.

More information can be found on the product page and the official specifications, which still lack the particularly relevant information on clock and TDP/TGP.