GALAX Releases New RTX 4090 Hydro Series Graphics Cards
GALAX has announced an expansion of their GeForce RTX 4090 lineup with the introduction of a new Hydro series graphics card. This model is characterized by an integrated 360mm water-cooling design and is available in two color schemes – black and white, with the latter expected to be open slightly later. Despite the fact that the specifications and design clearly indicate a high-end market positioning, the specifics of this position remain ambiguous and seem to be ranked below the company’s air-cooled Hall Of Fame (HOF) series products.
Unlike ASUS’s ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 4090, which employs a hybrid cooling design, the GeForce RTX 4090 Hydro series does not feature a fan on the card. Instead, it relies on 360mm water cooling, equipped with three 120mm dual-axis bearing fans, connected via 50cm long liquid pipes, with the water pump concealed beneath the graphics card’s protective shroud. The graphics card is furnished with a full-coverage aluminum alloy back plate, measuring 216mm in length, double-slot thickness, and 15cm in height, with a PCB seemingly custom-designed by GALAX.
The GeForce RTX 4090 Hydro series is powered by the AD102 GPU, boasting 128 Streaming Multiprocessors (SMs), equating to 16,384 CUDA cores. It has a base clock of 2235 MHz and a boost clock of 2580 MHz, higher than the Founders Edition but not the highest setting among integrated water-cooled solutions. It’s less than Colorful’s iGame Neptune (2640 MHz) and MSI’s Suprim X Liquid (2640 MHz), but higher than Gigabyte’s AORUS Waterforce (2565 MHz), aligning with Inno3D’s iChill Black (2580 MHz). Moreover, the graphics card has 24GB of GDDR6X VRAM, a memory bus width of 384 bits, and a speed of 21Gbps.
Currently, the specific availability dates and pricing details remain undisclosed.