It’s assumed that there’s not less than one Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Tremendous Graphics Card on this planet, in keeping with a Brazilian modding workforce that managed to design the closest factor we'll seemingly ever get to what can be the quickest GPU attainable of its era.

The Nvidia RTX 4090 mod takes what’s been the quickest and greatest graphics card obtainable for almost two years and replaces the inventory card’s 21Gbps GDDR6X VRAM with 23.5Gbps VRAM modules, mockingly taken from an older RTX 2080 Ti card. Not content material with that, it then overclocks that reminiscence to 25.8Gbps, overclocks the GPU itself, tweaks BIOS settings, will increase voltages, and extra.

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The result’s a card that progressively outperforms the inventory RTX 4090 as every mod degree is utilized. With simply the reminiscence modules swapped out, the cardboard will get a 13% speedup within the Unigine Superposition benchmark. With the GPU clock then elevated from 2520MHz to 3000MHz, the cardboard sees a 16% efficiency enhance.

Issues get a little bit complicated when the workforce begins utilizing LOD bias tweaks to begin rising the benchmark's most rating. That is the place altering the LOD bias worth within the Nvidia driver settings can be utilized to make sure sure benchmarks run at their greatest. The issue is that the workforce might have used this “tweak” on the inventory card as properly. Regardless, the tip result’s a remaining Unigine Superposition rating of 17,454, which is 40% larger than the inventory card's rating of 12,479.

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It’s a formidable end result that definitely exhibits that the RTX 4090 has loads of headroom for extra efficiency and is, if nothing else, hungry for reminiscence bandwidth. That is little question not less than a part of the rationale why the upcoming RTX 5090 is predicted to make use of the newest GDDR7 expertise with a clock velocity of 28Gbps.

Nevertheless, together with the excessively lengthy (over 1 hour) video rambling on about what they’re doing and the greater than barely questionable benchmarking methodology, what significantly pisses us off about this mod is the truth that it’s known as the RTX 4090 Tremendous. Historically, Tremendous variants of Nvidia graphics playing cards have included a rise in CUDA core depend, normally because of enabling further GPU components, not only a reminiscence velocity enhance, even when that reminiscence enhance requires some spectacular chip swapping and different tweaks.

Particularly, within the case of the RTX 4090, it makes use of Nvidia’s AD102 GPU, however not the entire GPU is definitely utilized. Solely 14,592 of its 18,432 complete CUDA cores are enabled, with the remainder disabled. More often than not, this incomplete GPU utilization is because of small manufacturing flaws affecting these areas of the GPU, however these flaws don’t at all times imply that the areas are utterly unusable. As such, mods to allow these disabled cores have historically been the spine of home-brewed “Tremendous” variants of playing cards.

No matter we consider this modified card's self-proclaimed identify, the web efficiency enhance of 16% is definitely spectacular contemplating how highly effective the RTX 4090 graphics card already is.

When you’re pondering the opportunity of soldering and modifying a $2,000 graphics card, why not learn up on what we expect the longer term holds for when Nvidia’s subsequent flagship card arrives in our RTX 5090 information, together with our newest specs and launch date estimates.

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