Asus releases ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 4090
ASUS has announced the release of the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 4090. The company asserts that the novel offering boasts a robust design, incorporating a hybrid cooling solution that amalgamates water and air cooling to enhance heat dissipation efficiency, thus endowing the graphics card with ample potential to push performance to new zeniths.
Having previously implemented the hybrid cooling system in the last generation of GeForce RTX 30 series flagship products, ASUS continues this design with the arrival of the Ada Lovelace architecture GPU, bringing it to the GeForce RTX 40 series flagship products. The ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 4090 remains a 2.5-slot specification, sharing the same water block, heat sink, and fan design as the previous generation Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, compatible with a significant portion of PC cases.
The ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 4090 features a full-coverage water block, spanning the GPU and memory chips, linked to the radiator via a 560mm liquid conduit. Its principal selling point is its hybrid cooling system, utilizing a combination of water and air cooling solutions. On the one hand, it employs an integrated water-cooling radiator, with two 120mm ARGB fans and a 240mm radiator dissipating heat from the GPU and its surrounding memory chips. Simultaneously, the graphics card retains a blower-style fan, working in tandem with the backplate to cool various components on the PCB.
ASUS declares that the 120mm ARGB fans paired with the radiator have been optimized for high airflow and static pressure, enabling the pump to operate at peak efficiency with minimal noise. With the fan cables on the radiator ingeniously concealed within the liquid conduit and pre-connected to the graphics card, the installation process is simplified, offering a neat and tidy appearance.
Achieving such a cooling design is no easy feat. Taking into consideration the control of cooling fans and RGB lighting effects, ASUS facilitates hybrid control through the FanConnect PWM connector, allowing gamers to power two additional case fans. Gamers also have the ability to use the GPU Tweak III software for intuitive performance tuning, temperature control, and system monitoring.