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Absolutely Absurd RTX 40 Video Cards: Every 4080 & 4090 Announced So Far

  • Published on Sep 30, 2022 veröffentlicht
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  • Gamers Nexus
    Gamers Nexus  9 days ago +311

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    • Be Kuma
      Be Kuma 3 days ago

      I don't even know what graphics card I put in my computer. It was 250$ and I play Spelunkey.

    • MrBrander
      MrBrander 4 days ago

      You don't say jolf, you say golf. You don't say jold, you say gold. You don't say jif, you say gif.

    • tollav
      tollav 7 days ago

      @Bihruz A they know that. Its a running joke that they don't want to say it

    • Logik Bomb
      Logik Bomb 7 days ago

      Great video! These are some nice giraffics cards. I bet they process giraffics in a jiffy.

  • sam lebon
    sam lebon 8 days ago +4908

    DLSS is amazing; it can even upscale prices.

  • Michael Rudiger
    Michael Rudiger 8 days ago +443

    This escalated quickly on so many levels. 4 slots and beyond, Bionic Shark Fans, Dark Obelisk support sticks and 4x8-pin Power adapters. God help us.

    • Concerned
      Concerned 18 hours ago

      The Aurous Master looks interesting though, with that small screen on the card.
      I eagerly await the Doom port that uses it.
      Betting it looks WAY better than Doom on the TI-83 calculator.

    • Dennis P
      Dennis P Day ago

      This upgrade cycle is super challenging. Not only is it expensive which is to be expected but it’s actually not even a issue of money at this point. The literal hardware isn’t even yet.
      Its making me happy I snagged a 3080ti. It’s a great uplift to performance over the 2080ti without all this bs.

    • Addi Korn
      Addi Korn Day ago

      @GamePat96 but not all are for power. some are used to start the PSU

    • Suspiriaxx
      Suspiriaxx 4 days ago

      @Otak313 eGPU

    • Jegs TV
      Jegs TV 4 days ago

      you forgot dark power!

  • Craig Griffin
    Craig Griffin 6 days ago +209

    Your reviews are truly a jift to the gaming world.

    • Kucing Umbah2x
      Kucing Umbah2x 4 hours ago

      Jaming world lets jooo!

    • Lavourrin
      Lavourrin 14 hours ago

      jaming* world

    • Snow White
      Snow White Day ago +1

      Jreat comment

    • SevasTra388
      SevasTra388 Day ago +2

      This is my reaction when people call it a "jiff". Say the word "gift" then drop the "T".

    • Levi Geyer
      Levi Geyer 2 days ago

      You're right Craig Jriffin

  • Boris Belilovsky
    Boris Belilovsky 8 days ago +373

    Palit's "Absolute dark power" had me in tears for minutes

    • Boris Belilovsky
      Boris Belilovsky 7 hours ago

      @Heckulous I keep coming back for that part myself :D

    • Heckulous
      Heckulous 7 hours ago +1

      Rewatched that part a couple of times - pure gold :D

    • HOMeSKILiT24
      HOMeSKILiT24 Day ago

      I said WTF the same time as the video lol

    • tam nguyen
      tam nguyen 2 days ago


    • lunch breaker
      lunch breaker 2 days ago +2

      Anti-Gravity plate... man..I choked when I heard that.

  • René Casaña
    René Casaña 6 days ago +18

    Just like apple, Nvidia should focus in making GPUs less bulky and more energy efficient. This is getting ridiculous, at this point the GPU will require an entire separate unit outside a case

    • Free Thought Left
      Free Thought Left 13 hours ago

      @Mike M Maybe 30+ years from now but we are nowhere near that tech. The most advanced data modeling systems right now use GPUs in series, CERN for example uses GPUs to model particle collisions. The scale of complexity GPUs are capable of processing cannot be achieved in a small form factor at the moment and it cannot be achieved without a lot of power and heat. There are very real technological barriers that have to be overcome, this is why in the short term power demands will increase, because we are very near the performance ceiling for the 200-300w range.

    • Mike M
      Mike M 13 hours ago

      @Free Thought Left LOL the future is power efficent APU's that don't need a GPU at all.

    • Free Thought Left
      Free Thought Left 22 hours ago +3

      Get used to it, we're gonna need to scale up power demand before PCI5 becomes a reality, honestly a good thing Nvidia is tackling that reality early, its a big risk and they are probably gonna bear the brunt of that bad publicity despite the absolute fact that we're probably reaching very close to the maximum efficiency barrier given the presently available tech. People want each gen to double performance while maintaining wattage, but they don't realize at this point they are basically asking Nvidia to break the laws of physics lol

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks 8 days ago +183

    Loved the writing

  • TwoBuckFridays
    TwoBuckFridays 3 days ago +5

    Pretty disappointed in the latest gen of PC hardware so far, feels like we're going backwards. Everything is getting bigger, hotter and more power hungry.

  • SuperQBoi
    SuperQBoi 3 days ago +1

    Remember this happened almost 8 years ago and AMD rocked the scene with Radeon Fury Nano.
    Hopefully Intel or AMD do that again because at this point Nvidia basically went off the rails requiring a full sized PC for a card that is basically a rebranded 60 or 70 series selling at Titan prices.

  • WhiteWolf0702
    WhiteWolf0702 4 days ago +14

    LOL, marketing for these brands feels like they're targeting 13 year olds on Xbox Live, circa 2005.
    It's absolutely hilarious.

  • Robert Smith
    Robert Smith 4 days ago +3

    I like how you started with ASUS as they seem to be the only one following their naming model seriously. It's like you didn't want people to confuse them with the other nonsense they are surrounded by.

  • Alex Boon
    Alex Boon 9 days ago +5957

    EVGA pulled out just in time

    • HMC RedFed
      HMC RedFed 3 days ago

      its a warning for everyone!

    • Michael Macha
      Michael Macha 7 days ago

      I don't know what she said... but it's definitely what I said.

    • FNVBlaze2027
      FNVBlaze2027 7 days ago +1

      @Barry Wallace - No you're definitely objectively wrong. You didn't even refute any of my reasons you just said "nah bruh evga sucks"

    • Barry Wallace
      Barry Wallace 7 days ago

      @FNVBlaze2027 I am NOT objectively wrong at because EVGA build quality of their products is crap and EVGA customer is NOT as good as people make it out to be. As t least with Asus and Galax you guaranteed a good product and both companies customer support is very good.

  • Jared Peek
    Jared Peek 7 days ago +3

    Honestly at this point if AMD's RDNA3 cards are at a reasonable price with competitive performance, and have "normal" looking air coolers without the Shadow the Hedgehog level edginess they could knock it out of the park this generation.

  • romanpul
    romanpul 8 days ago +60

    We've come a long way. Most of those coolers are truly colossal. I remember not too long ago, my ROG Strix 1080ti with its 2,5 slot cooler was considered enormous (and also extremely power hungry with its 280W 😂😂😂)

  • Grant Wiersum
    Grant Wiersum 8 days ago +30

    I'm trying to imagine the use case where someone is willing to spend 1500 on a video card and use 4 slots of space just to avoid water cooling.

    • Demos
      Demos 4 days ago +1

      lots. more AIOs would be nice but the fact is water cooling tends to take up more absolute space than air cooling (the water is just transporting the heat to an air-cooling setup in the end). And liquid cooling is something of a pain the the but to maintain
      Speaking of which, I need to drain my loop 😂

    • A Weeb Who Says Ni
      A Weeb Who Says Ni 6 days ago

      Im the guy willing to spend 1500 on a video card. However due to other cards in my system I cannot afford 4 slots doing nothing so it’s water cooling or no new card for me.

  • Shane Shepard
    Shane Shepard 8 days ago +1

    Remembering my 2080Ti shutting down all the time due to gravity, vibration, and heat messing with my PCIe connection to the mobo, I wouldn't call "support sticks" a gimmick. After installing a brace I had zero issues. That said, I do find the glow stick risers a bit ridiculous and have a hard time being forced to pay for something I'm going to throw in the trash. I prefer the low profile, expansion slot screw on type.

  • Yeeter the noob deleter
    Yeeter the noob deleter 9 days ago +5013

    Nvidia is actually very considerate of their buyers by providing them with video card, space heater, dumbbell and building brick all in one.

    • S/\LT.
      S/\LT. 2 days ago

      @MISTER SIR water cooling isn't magic it's just better heat distribution. It actually takes way more space and introducdes another breakabls active moving part - the pump. It's honestly not the greatest solution.

    • Shark Trap
      Shark Trap 2 days ago

      @ArtisChronicles i can't see it coming in the next few years for sure.

    • SRSpawn
      SRSpawn 5 days ago


    • TheMrFishnDucks
      TheMrFishnDucks 7 days ago


    • Daniel M
      Daniel M 7 days ago

      @ArtisChronicles I live in Colorado so it's not too bad for me lol

  • jpogi gtxcr1
    jpogi gtxcr1 7 days ago +44

    30 series is so in demand, it still makes you want to get it even after the 40 series has been released.

    • LilAsuka
      LilAsuka 2 days ago +3

      half the price to 40 series. its also waste of time and money

    • Jamil
      Jamil 5 days ago +5

      Don't fall for it. Thats the point of these high prices. To make the other overpriced garbage look less garbage. Used shit for new prices and new shit for scalped prices. Fucks sake.

  • MazeFrame
    MazeFrame 2 days ago +1

    Now we need case manufacturers to include radiators in BOTH side panels and we are good.

  • Ryan U.
    Ryan U. 5 days ago +1

    With how they decided to tune these cards, do you think the longevity of the 40 series will be drastically shortened?

  • Hans-Peter Gasselseder
    Hans-Peter Gasselseder 32 minutes ago +1

    Had to laugh so much when hearing about the brilliance, dark powers, and anti-gravity technology. Hikes, Albert Einstein was nothing compared to these geniuses.

  • k3nny111
    k3nny111 9 days ago +1002

    NVidia: "We need you to rebrand your RTX 4070s as RTX 4080 12GB"
    _EVGA has left the chat._

    • Bernd S
      Bernd S 6 days ago

      @Usama Rasheed more the other way around: Nvidia tried to "do" EVGA and they said "not with us, idiots"

    • Jamz Tiberius
      Jamz Tiberius 8 days ago +2

      @insuna they'll use stickers just like they did with the super release of 20 series.

    • Gregory Wilson
      Gregory Wilson 8 days ago

      @thesinaclwon There'll be no worries on that unless crypto mining becomes profitable again.

    • The Free Monk
      The Free Monk 8 days ago

      @Ernismeister Ultra underrated. Made me chuckle.

    • David
      David 9 days ago +2

      Lol you can imagine them just putting a tacky sticker over the RGB name on the side

  • whatever 12
    whatever 12 6 days ago +1

    With this serie of GPUs, watercolling seems to be the option to go for, the Inno 3d Ichill black is the only one good looking enough for me

  • BC Joshie
    BC Joshie 5 days ago +1

    it's kind of weird how GPU's are getting bigger, We live in a time where everything gets smaller and more powerful.

  • TheOmegajimes
    TheOmegajimes 7 days ago +1

    I can't imagine a situation where cards of this size and power requirements appeal to me.
    I mean, I'm playing Cyberpunk 2077 on my 6700XT and it's perfectly fine! What games are coming out in the next year that necessitate this total lack of self-awareness and shame?

  • Renée duComyn
    Renée duComyn Day ago

    That was the best laugh I have had in a solid week! Honestly, these GPU companies are just rediculous these days. 4 slots is crazy enough, but when they cover their card in sparkly dark matter and fall in love with three fan designs supported by dark obelists, I have to wonder if they even know what kind of products they make?

  • Matthew Thomas
    Matthew Thomas 8 days ago +963

    The more I hear of the 4000 series the more I'm excited for the AMD cards

    • A Fistful of 4K
      A Fistful of 4K 5 days ago

      @Cacodemon345 My GPU paying for itself twice over (just through mining, not the other professional work I use it for) is a problem in your eyes? I'm confused. Oh, are you a "noooo you can't just heckin use electricity" guy? My PC's in the basement, it's about 10 degrees Celsius down there in spring and fall and the pipes freeze in the winter if I don't have a heater running. So yes, my 3080 Ti not only 200% paid for itself (not counting a $250K job contract it recently helped me win), it cut my heating bill, I forgot to mention that. Damn you Nvidia! So evil!

    • Cacodemon345
      Cacodemon345 6 days ago

      @A Fistful of 4K "mine 2x its value in crypto"
      There's your problem.

      EVOLICIOUS 6 days ago

      ewwwwwww AMD is trash

    • A Fistful of 4K
      A Fistful of 4K 6 days ago

      @Tesseract Orion Ripped off? I have the second-fastest GPU you can currently buy and I got it 43% below MSRP thanks to EVGA. I paid less for it than I sold my 1080 Ti for, lol. It's been integral to my home business that kept me afloat during COVID and I used it to mine 2x its value in crypto while I slept. And when I do have a chance to play games with it, it produces great framerates at 4K, with or without DLSS. It's a beast, and if I could go back in time and change my decision the only thing I'd do is buy two and set up a secondary rendering/compute/encode PC.
      If Nvidia charges $2000 for something that costs them $500 to make, AMD will charge $1900 for something that costs them $200 to make thanks to using chiplets. They're not going to cut you a deal when you submit your list of pro-AMD social media posts. This doesn't make either one of them your friend or your enemy, they are corporations and this is business. Wake up. Buy the best product for your needs, not based on politics that exist only inside your head.

    • A Fistful of 4K
      A Fistful of 4K 6 days ago

      @4GB MEANS 4GB That's super helpful, yeah. Hopefully this makes it down to the 4080 and lower, I'm not sure I can justify the 4090 even as a business expense. Man, I wish someone would just put out a dedicated video encoding card.

  • Eddie O'tool
    Eddie O'tool 5 days ago +9

    I predict a strong trend in watercooling this generation. Its starting to make sense now with oddball slots multipliers.

    • Craston McSandwich
      Craston McSandwich 2 days ago +2

      either that or a strong trend in people skipping 40-series

  • Mariusz Szewczyk
    Mariusz Szewczyk 14 hours ago

    I would love to see a electricity drain test with a 4090 ocerclocked and AMD's new 95W+ CPUs. I hope it frys a psu or 2

  • Asurmen Staggs
    Asurmen Staggs 7 days ago +1

    The massive heatsinks and fans is actually showing how energy inefficient these chips and cards are! Also who is going to be running these as the global energy crisis gets worse?

  • MrOffTrail
    MrOffTrail 7 days ago +58

    If you’ve been toying with the idea of moving to water cooling, I think now’s the time if you are considering 40-series. It definitely looks like the way to go both for thermals and just to keep the size reasonable. Or if you want to stick with air cooled, I guess you could try converting a dumpster into a PC case to hold these behemoths. Just make sure you budget for a house addition construction costs in your build.

    • Dennis P
      Dennis P Day ago

      Full tower cases will have to make a comeback to fit these massive cards

    • MrSnowFoxy
      MrSnowFoxy 2 days ago

      right where these cards belong, perfect.

    • Demos
      Demos 4 days ago +1

      you will be fine, you may need pretty chunky radiators but at least you can put them someplace else.
      Water has the highest heat capacity of basically any substance, if you can passively get the heat to the fans you can easily get it into the water

    • MrOffTrail
      MrOffTrail 5 days ago +2

      ​@person thing not really how the physics of water-cooling works, but I did include a link to an article about the iChill Frostbite card in my last comment. You can see it is thinner than 2 slots, and only extends the length of the PCB. If you look at the air-cooled cards closely, you can see they extend well past the PCB…I’d guess at least a third of the overall card is overhang past the PCB. I will say if (and its a big if, since I’m waiting to see how AMD’s top offering stacks up head-to-head, which I committed to do once I heard 40-series would not get DisplayPort 2.0) I get a 4090, I will put it on a dedicated loop. Probably not necessary, but it wont hurt, and will make for a visually interesting build. But the iChill, and EK’s custom water block www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-quantum-vector2-fe-rtx-4090-d-rgb-nickel-plexi both look similar in size to 30-series water blocks.

    • person thing
      person thing 5 days ago

      @MrOffTrail It is more that the heat produced by these thing (as seen by the size of the coolers) in gonna need some chunky water blocks to run enough water to catch the heat from these cards

  • CJ
    CJ 9 days ago +1628

    I get the feeling that the reason many manufacturers have omitted the RTX 4080 12GB pictures is because they originally rendered them as "RTX 4070" and Nvidia blindsided them.

    • joshua41175
      joshua41175 2 days ago

      1070ti 2.0

    • MaverickBlue
      MaverickBlue 5 days ago

      @razorgxp The new 4070 line is most likely just binned so called 4080 chips. It's pretty obvious to most of us, including many in the tech industry, that Nvidia rebranded the 4070 to "4080 lessor" so they can charge more for it. There's a reason they didn't initially announce the 4070 until the media started clamouring about about it missing.

    • Lord of the MFL
      Lord of the MFL 6 days ago

      @Sodafs 🤡

    • razorgxp
      razorgxp 7 days ago

      Gotta pad them profiteering

    • SinCitySinnerMike
      SinCitySinnerMike 7 days ago +2

      @Sodafs we just gonna completely ignore that the chip die in the 12gb 4080 and the 16gb 4080 are completely different and that the die name of the 12gb 4080 is traditionally used for 70 series cards?
      It's simple. NVidia rebranded the 70 as a lower tier 80 and their 60 as their 70.

  • Yellowblanka
    Yellowblanka 7 days ago +1

    Yeah, I think we’ve reached peak absurdity when it comes to card price/operating cost, size, thermals and naming conventions. I sincerely hope nobody buys into this, but I know e-peepers,and it will happen, unfortunately.

  • Ryan Christensen
    Ryan Christensen 7 days ago +2

    These silly cards just make me more excited for Intel and to see what AMD does. I've always stayed a gen or two behind for cost reasons so I know I'm not the market for these, but c'mon, it can't keep going in this direction. Eventually they're going to be too big, hot, and power hungry for the average person to use.

    • Mike M
      Mike M 13 hours ago

      40 series is already there, most people will need a new PSU even if their current PSU provides enough amperage.

  • Craig Brown
    Craig Brown 7 days ago +3

    Well done for getting through that video Steve. Do you think any of these manufacturers will realise that a lot of their customers are actually older than 14? Some of those cards are seriously hideous and they come in packaging that make me thankful for mail order so no-one has to actually see me carrying one of those! I think the Zotac cards are the only ones that I looked at and thought "yeah that looks ok!"

    • Jeuno
      Jeuno 7 days ago +3

      But but, we need to show off our waifu GPU !!! 🤣

  • Emplehod Gaming
    Emplehod Gaming 6 days ago +1

    If something is taking up 1/2 slot, isn't it effectively taking a whole slot? What cards fit into 1/2 slot?

  • freack3333
    freack3333 9 days ago +445

    At this stage they should just build the motherboard into the card itself.

    • Laser
      Laser 8 days ago

      This is kinda what Nvida's Grace architecture is.

    • kerasys25
      kerasys25 8 days ago

      Or the gpu have its own separate case and own power supply

    • Anwar Naveed Ali
      Anwar Naveed Ali 8 days ago

      It's called a console.

    • Mark Manderson
      Mark Manderson 8 days ago

      NVidia tried for a while with Nforce....didnt last that long in grand scheme.

    • brodriguez11000
      brodriguez11000 8 days ago

      @NoiseBomb GPUs have been taking up two slots for years. Usually an x1 which most people don't use anyway.

  • Lost Souls
    Lost Souls 2 days ago +1

    DLSS upscales now sizes of GPUs, images and the prices, what an amazing work.

  • Ikilleddave
    Ikilleddave 6 days ago +1

    I swapped out 2 1080's for a 3080. I was Impressed that the 3080 was lighter and smaller than a single 1080 and thought the next series of cards would surely be more efficient and powerfull.
    I thank Nvidia for releasing such cringe. My freind is a scalper who buys cards and sells them on, even he said no one would buy the 4000 series so he's not going to bother. Honestly the pricing is just ridiculous. I'm fortunate enough that I could buy one of the new cards but I didn't get that money making poor financial decisions and I'm not going to waste it on this garbage.
    Also there's no games worth playing anymore that would warrent such a card, mining is pointless now. What are Nvidia doing?

    • Mike M
      Mike M 13 hours ago

      Also, being so power hungry, you'd be stupid to try and mine with 40 series, lol

  • Steel Steez 🎃
    Steel Steez 🎃 7 days ago +2

    This must have been so incredibly embarrassing to cover. I am convinced that these board manufacturers are convinced that all gamers are idiots.

  • S/\LT.
    S/\LT. 2 days ago

    I think I know what really happened to EVGA. They heard the rumors of marketing on these cards from their competition and they were like "I'm too old for maximum dark power obelisk bullshit" and just left the industry. Seriously tho imagine how hard the market is on these manufacturers, you have to design something that will be functional in coolling down what is essentially a furnace on a chip and make it look "special", market it right and sell it with a laughable margin because of the insane competition all the while jensen goes around asking you how you dare wanting partner information on a product you're going to sell and provide support for, when you don't do anything at all and rake in a lot of money for doing nothing. This whole market is insane and it's unlike anything else really.

  • umeng2002
    umeng2002 8 days ago +619

    EVGA looking smarter and smarter every day since the 40 series announcement.

    • XuryFromCanada
      XuryFromCanada 6 days ago

      @Cacodemon345 did you just eat a sticky grenade?😄 I meant that all iPhones look the same so you need a sleeve to make them look different. So if all AIBs leave and only Nvidia makes the cards, all cards will look the same just like all iPhones look the same

    • Bernd S
      Bernd S 6 days ago +1

      @Cacodemon345 I suppose you entirely missed the point. it's not what Founders Edition Nvidia GPUs or iphones do, can do or can't do (obviously you can't call someone with a GPU....), it's about them looking the same if there won't be AIBs left for Nvidias GPUs
      can't deny it, if you place 5 iphones next to each other they look the same. no widgets, no custom grid size or spacing, etc. So what's left is a different wallpaper, and of course attachments and cases/sleeves.
      And yeah, calling it "gaming" if you play on a phone is still ridiculous in 2022. That's like calling yourself a gardener if you have one plot plant in your kitchen, or calling yourself a professional baseball player if you played catch as a kid. #shotsfired (ok, not really, but I hope you get my point)

    • Cacodemon345
      Cacodemon345 6 days ago

      @XuryFromCanada GPUs aren't general-purpose computers or even if are, aren't designed to work like one.
      iPhones are useful for more than just gaming, with an entire ecosystem built around them. Not GPUs.

    • Kenji Umino
      Kenji Umino 7 days ago

      @XuryFromCanada I don't really care too much about what my next graphics card will LOOK like physically as long as it offers good specs at a good price and good drivers, ... but I kind of agree with you ... the day nvidia manages to drive away all of their AIB partners will be a sad day ... for consumers and nvidia alike.
      There once was a popular graphics chip manufacturer who at some point decided to exclusively produce graphics cards "in house", thereby pissing off any AIBs who previously worked with this graphics chip manufacturer ... the AIBs moved on to partner with nvidia instead and that other graphics chip manufacturer went bankrupt and got bought by nvidia a while later ... you know who I'm talking about ... 3dfx of course ...
      I think the AIB cards played an important role in nvidias rise from being just one relatively new and unknown graphics chip manufacturer amongst many (Ati, avance logic, cirrus logic, rendition, S3, tseng labs ... they have all been there long before nvidia) to becoming the biggest manufacturer of (PC) graphics chips.
      It appears that nvidia has forgotten what happens when you piss off your AIB partners ...

    • XuryFromCanada
      XuryFromCanada 8 days ago

      @kyle hubner They do look great! But I love the comical variety of the AIB cards and all that crazy marketing talk that just hypes you up to rip & tear 😄

  • nope nope
    nope nope 7 days ago +6

    I hope these aftermarket cards keep being ridiculous because this video was a hilarious reaction to them. 😂

  • XxArgonautxX
    XxArgonautxX 6 days ago +6

    By the time we get to the 5000 series, we’ll need AIO cards or custom water loops for the cards to keep them cooled. I just upgraded from my 1080ti that was a beast of a card from gigabyte to the 3080 strix card and the size differences is actually comical!

    • SuperQBoi
      SuperQBoi Day ago

      Asetek can only wet dream that this will happen. Last time a GPU was designed facotry like this it was sued and shutdown from Asetek (Radeon Fury X)

  • Neonmirrorblack
    Neonmirrorblack 7 days ago

    With my favorite GPU manufacturer leaving the business, the only other company I would even consider is Asus. Considering how good their 780 DCU II OC was, I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on their latest design for the 4000 series. Or I might just skip this gen since I have a 3080, and this is looking to be the worst price/performance generation ever, and that's saying a lot considering the past two years.
    Also, it's not pronounced like peanut butter.

  • St8kout
    St8kout 5 days ago

    Heh, decades ago before it had the name "gpu support stick" I was using a cassette tape case (remember those?), wedged between the bottom of the PC case and the gpu. It was the perfect fit, non-conductive (in case it got dislodged and fell against any motherboard contact points), and depending on your PC case, mostly invisible.

  • idiocracy
    idiocracy 8 days ago +674

    I'm impressed at how little i care about the 4000 series. Well done nvidia.

    • NocturnalNick
      NocturnalNick 3 days ago

      @Animalyze71 1080Ti? more like 1080p high lole

    • Zaiquiri
      Zaiquiri 6 days ago

      @Animalyze71 I mean, in the specific case I was referencing in my reply, hardware would certainly affect frame rates in a game like RDR2. Not to say games have perfect optimization.

    • Animalyze71
      Animalyze71 6 days ago

      @Zaiquiri Is it the games functions or the programming errors in those games that cause the issues? Small minds always blame the hardware when most of the loss and stutter comes from the code itself, lay folks call it optimization but it's a small deal more than just that.

    • Animalyze71
      Animalyze71 6 days ago

      @Rodiculous Yeah only the VC causes frame rate loss, too bad that's false. Ask those people what cpu and ram they are using and how much ram is installed. Also what Motherboard are they using? Do they have all PCIE lanes choked? 1080ti should push 60 no issue for that game. I'll have to install that game if I can get it free, hacker/cheater player base shoot em up games suck these last 20 years.

    • Peter Edwards
      Peter Edwards 8 days ago

      @gmu_alum08 Problem? These are the top-end gamer cards, there are plenty of cards available now for not so committed gamers.

  • pouu ktin
    pouu ktin Day ago

    NVidia: "We need you to rebrand your RTX 4070s as RTX 4080 12GB" EVGA has left the chat.

  • Glenn Sacks
    Glenn Sacks 20 hours ago

    I'm not feeling any regrets over my purchase of a 3080 10gb on prime day. These 40 series cards are not even a little bit compelling.

  • CH Lim
    CH Lim 6 days ago +1

    i think cases will need 2 x PSUs moving forward... 1 for gfx cards, 1 for the other components

  • MaxPowerChannel
    MaxPowerChannel 4 days ago

    Oh men.. i remember how sick cards looked back then. The red MSI cards from the 9xx generation. Or the EVGA cards with full copper cooler. Or the Jetstream cards, the Aorus Xtreme cards from the 1xxx series. And so on... Or my very first card the amd sapphire R9 390x nitro. Beautiful.

  • Meh
    Meh 8 days ago +433

    You can really feel Steve's will to live fading over the course of this video

    • ItalianDragon
      ItalianDragon 8 days ago

      It's also the first time I see Steve visibly cringing at the wannabe edgy/cool marketing terminology lol

    • Zraknul
      Zraknul 8 days ago +2

      He's being drained by the dark obelisk.

    • Obsidian762
      Obsidian762 8 days ago +2

      His reactions are priceless and somewhat concerning. Dont lose the will to live Steve!

    • CC 07
      CC 07 8 days ago

      it gets sucked up by the Dark Power

    • No Gravitas
      No Gravitas 8 days ago +4

      ​@Benjamin Oechsli No True Nerdsman, if he wanted it pronounced that way he should have written it that way (blame USA copyright maximalism since Jif (food brand) could sue Jif (file format) even though the risk of confusion is non-existent) though I am sad that this decades long dispute is irrelevant now that webms are better quality for lower file size and hardware accelerated on practically every mobile device.

  • Chris2008
    Chris2008 4 days ago +1

    The new cards are so big and heavy that under normal operation, two smaller graphic cards are orbiting them in an elliptical orbit.

  • Александр Скубаков

    I remember the time when a top level GPU has 1 slot design and it was awesome.

  • Marc Reis
    Marc Reis 7 days ago +2

    Went for cases with horizontal mobo layout a while ago.. in the near future we seem to be sticking something small (MoBo, CPU and such) on the GPU instead of putting the GPU on something. So ATX standard still a thing ;-)

  • Brad
    Brad 8 days ago +2

    I have really enjoyed the news style content on your channel, your production quality is looking really good these days.

  • Pyroteq
    Pyroteq 8 days ago +291

    We're officially at the point where the ATX standard now needs to apply to graphics cards and we should screw the graphics card into the chassis and then have the motherboard plug into the graphics cards PCIe slot.

    • CoolByDefault
      CoolByDefault 6 days ago

      haha nice

    • John Scaramis
      John Scaramis 7 days ago +17

      I remember old cases with guide rails on the front to support long ISA cards. It's like fashion: everyone who kept his old trumpet trousers from the seventies was in again a few years ago...

  • Jarlaxle
    Jarlaxle 7 days ago +3

    When these cards drop and you do your reviews, could you do a breakdown of which cards would be the best option if you're planning to watercool them in a custom loop?

  • Misses Witch
    Misses Witch 5 days ago

    "We'll see how long they last as an NVIDEA partner with those AMD colours" Well said!!!!

  • Eric Sebena
    Eric Sebena 8 days ago

    I laughed so hard I started choking at absolute dark power. I'm happy with my 3080. Ya'll come back when you can design sensible products.

  • James Bailey
    James Bailey 8 days ago +1

    It's must almost be getting to the point where a AIO cooler might be a cheaper, lighter and easier to manage option on these cards.

    • ArtisChronicles
      ArtisChronicles 7 days ago

      Doubt you'd see the savings though. You'd still have to pay these prices for it.

  • Machinima Aquinix
    Machinima Aquinix 9 days ago +1244

    These cards need to start being sold in the home appliance sections of big box stores. The power and heat management are gaining ground on small cooking appliances.

    • Tim Othy
      Tim Othy 7 days ago +1

      Plumb the water cooling loop into your HWS for free hot showers.

    • Robert Wilson
      Robert Wilson 8 days ago

      This had me laughing

    • Abram Carroll
      Abram Carroll 8 days ago +1

      @Javi Lopex "yellow stickers denoting the energy usage per year."
      Although there is a lot of wiggle room, so it should be based on say yearly cost per 1 hour of gaming per day or hours of gaming per week, and just multiply by how much we game. Along with hours per week web browsing and such.
      They would use unrealistically low gaming time to make the number low if they can.

    • Bip Bop
      Bip Bop 8 days ago +1

      @Zag Zagzag the US has enough natural gas for 98 years. & it is a renewable resource. There should not be any shortage.

    • Bip Bop
      Bip Bop 8 days ago

      True Ninja Foodi and off grid, do not go together.

  • andywhtwo000
    andywhtwo000 20 hours ago

    Maybe we should start considering having the GPU be the main board and CPU/etc as addon cards.

  • Alias72 Alias72
    Alias72 Alias72 7 days ago +2

    8:13 is final proof that the marketing departments of every major graphics card partner have been overrun by chuuni's. I can see why NVidia would want to quarantine them during their presentation.

  • k
    k 8 days ago +2

    "The night baron" had me dying😂 this is so out of control I don't think I'll ever be able to admit I own a gaming pc in public again if these trends are gonna be a permanant thing

  • SlendyDie
    SlendyDie 8 days ago +1

    I waited for 4000 series and it disappointed so I'm skipping anyway but those vids are still fun to watch :D. My r7 240 can wait a little bit more it seems lol. Hopefully AMD comes with all the smoke with good pricing and fast cards

  • Jimmy Jim Jim
    Jimmy Jim Jim 9 days ago +105

    You know, back in the pascal days, i thought that "zotac arctic storm" and "palit super jetstream" were absurd names for graphics cards. Now we have serious "night baron" and "midnight kaleidoscope" cards with bionic shark fans supported by dark obelisks and anti-gravity that give me 905,637 square millimeters of absolute dark power and i dont know if i want to laugh or faint... great vid though!

  • Luiz Fernando Abdala
    Luiz Fernando Abdala 8 days ago +13

    The cards are missing a 110V socket on them. They should have their own power supply inside them, they are now large enough to fit one.

    • Mike M
      Mike M 13 hours ago

      @temp50 Yeah at this rate PCs will need a 240 volt plug by the time we hit RTX 6000 and 14th gen intel, lol.

    • temp50
      temp50 Day ago +1

      You mean 230V but yeah :)

    • Demos
      Demos 4 days ago

      well, soon we are gunna need the whole 120 volts l 😂

  • Jonathan R. Light
    Jonathan R. Light 7 days ago

    Thanks for the video, saves a lot of time. I think the days of air cooling are coming to an end. 4 slot cards blowing heat everywhere just seems cringe, and any high end cpu that's air cooled is probably being held back. Surely anti gravity shark fans will solve it.

  • Viktor Ferenczi
    Viktor Ferenczi 7 days ago +1

    I'm going to stick with the 3080Ti for the time being. The 3090 and the 40xx do no seem to worth the complications due to heat and power consumption...

  • razorgxp
    razorgxp 7 days ago +1

    This 40xx series reminds me of the 900 series a few years back. They were getting BIG and way too power hungry. Competition came up and forced actual innovation for the 10xx series.

  • TheTrainKid4
    TheTrainKid4 8 days ago +490

    Props to Steve for not completely losing his sanity with these things

    • RubiiX
      RubiiX 2 days ago

      @Operator 801 Doesn't the person who created Gifs pronounce it Jif as well?

    • João Lucas G. Varotti
      João Lucas G. Varotti 8 days ago

      One can not lose something that one does not have

    • Diner50
      Diner50 8 days ago

      Honestly Steve it to professional. I mean yea we know what they have done with our boy. And the sick burns @ bad product or just @ bad greedy business practices are pure gold.
      It is going to take something real shit crazy before Steve loses it and start throwing stuff dangerously around in a rage of anger tying to express just how done he is with bad dangerous or just greedy behavior @ something. But it is going to be GLORIUS!
      How the fire hazards and * did not put him over the edge then he sure is to stable for his own good. I do really think he took a personal problem with people being in literally danger of DYING XD
      I had honestly not kept a cool head with Gigabyte and the fireworks they bundled with GPU's. Or Newegg for that matter.

    • Mirrored🔺
      Mirrored🔺 8 days ago +3

      I lost it when he got to the "dark obelisk"

    • rp71284
      rp71284 8 days ago +12

      It’s the dark power getting to him

  • Alex Tritt
    Alex Tritt Day ago

    I feel like the 40 series is totally unessesary like hardly anyone could get the 30 series until recently, and the improvements aren't that big, and it seems like the only way they were able to get them is by making the cards draw way more power that usual.

  • Awakened Soul
    Awakened Soul Day ago

    I was expecting in the past that as technology goes by, the graphics card design and CPU heat sink fan design will shrink because engineers will find a way to make faster components but it will only consume less electricity even at higher work loads. 4 SLOT OR EVEN 3 1/2 SLOT even 2 slots is a BIG NO TO ME! I miss the days where AGP video cards are small and perfectly fits on that AGP 3.3v or 1.5v slot not taking up the space of the next PCI slot because the graphics card's fan is just FU*&^*CKING SMALL! Graphics Cards designs should be like this again! What is the use of adding more PCI-E slots if you cannot use it because its being blocked by that OVER SIZED VIDEO CARD COOER?!

  • Nazukiie
    Nazukiie 2 days ago +1

    Thinking to be safe for years with my new 750w psu was actually really stupid

  • alan walker
    alan walker 7 days ago +1

    Was wondering if GN would consider making a video about warranties / customer support from current GPU makers. There seems to be a lot of new companies from China that offer GPUs; EVGA - the king of customer service is gone and I am not sure what kind of BS level to expect from the new offerings. From my current understanding Asus and MSI are still decent options, Gigabyte is the bottom of the barrel, for others I have never had a card from them so a professional evaluation would be great! Those new cards look so heavy, I would imagine that PCB bend would be inevitable if there is no "GPU stick" in place, so many users will have to check in with the manufacturer regarding a warranty.

  • Maximilian
    Maximilian 9 days ago +778

    I really think the GTX 1000 series really was the peak of GPU Design.

    • SolarstrikeVG
      SolarstrikeVG 8 days ago

      @Dingickso The funny thing is that the man who invented that term (Yahtzee) meant it as a tongue-in-cheek way, and regrets saying that now.

    • TypicalBlox
      TypicalBlox 8 days ago

      3000 series was actually really good value if you got them at MSRP, especially the 3060ti founders at $399 faster than a 2080 super

    • Miguel Ortiz
      Miguel Ortiz 8 days ago

      I guess they really meant it when they made the slogan "Gaming Perfected". If I wasn't playing at 4K I would probably keep running my Titan XP a little longer tbh.

    • Pog Tuber
      Pog Tuber 8 days ago

      @Susan doesn't understand fair use That's admirable but you should use all that money you saved from not upgrading your GPU to get a 120hz+ 1440P monitor and stop playing shit at 1080p

    • M H
      M H 9 days ago +1

      In hindsight, the 1080ti was the smartest buy ever. Unless you go 4k, that thing is still absolutely capable in 1080p/1440p and will be okay for another few years depending on what you use it for and want out of it. Stunning value!

  • Devante Toppin
    Devante Toppin 13 hours ago

    The look in Steve's face and the sound of his voice when he had to say Dark Obelisk is priceless.

  • Lucy Frye
    Lucy Frye 6 days ago

    Somehow I have a feeling that game requirements won't scale with the availability of this latest generation. There will be too many people who used to to go for -80 or -90 series cards that will settle for a -70 instead or even simply wait longer than normal. If and when that happens, I am sure NVidia will blame demand. But it will be more likely that supply is to blame for once. What are they thinking? That everyone and their granny will upgrade to a 1200 watt power supply, a new case, a custom cooling solution and double the energy costs all without having games that actually require all that? 4k@240hz is nice but not a quantum leap in experience, isn't it?

  • Alderoth
    Alderoth 4 days ago

    Yeah, the size of them is crazy. Pretty soon you'll need one case to carry your graphics cards, and another to house everything else lol. As far as how they look? It's not bad. I mean even the smaller cards years ago had wacky sharp edges that would slice you while trying to install them lol. Plus with everyone wanting clear cases to see everything work, or fall apart, what else would they do lol? If we all still used closed cases, or solid metal cases they wouldn't care. Oh well, I bet in a year they'll have them down to 3060-3080 sizes.

  • Abu Abdullah
    Abu Abdullah 5 days ago

    You're mistaken in saying that AORUS claims, "the sheer size of its heatsink is affecting gravity itself". No, it clearly says, "so does the *effect of* gravity grow"--which isn't wrong. An effect of gravity is force. That force simply increases in proportion to the mass of these heatsinks (more mass means more force). Their wording was perfectly fine, technical, and clearly understandable.

  • IJH
    IJH 8 days ago +99

    i can only imagine what sort of ungodly power could be achieved by combining the DARK OBELISK with the MIDNIGHT KALEIDOSCOPE

    • IcantSignIn
      IcantSignIn 8 days ago +1

      This...this is why they did away with SLI.

    • James Healy
      James Healy 8 days ago +2

      Apparantly the Neptune can "restore the once glorious Atlantis civilization to the fullest", so maybe this is their secret!

    • Charles Dickens
      Charles Dickens 8 days ago +2

      Perhaps the darkness that descends would hide the price.

    • mãemeajuda Γ
      mãemeajuda Γ 8 days ago +2

      Imagine all the dark power you can get with this combination

    • Smiling Bandit
      Smiling Bandit 8 days ago +2


  • Amr Nabeel
    Amr Nabeel 14 hours ago

    I remember my 1MB Tseng Labs ET4000 card, running the beautiful Paint Brush display a whopping 256 colors with a staggering 60 pixels a minute when gamers life was all about solving The Secret of Monkey Island's puzzles of falling off the chair when playing Sam and Max Hit The Road.... Life was much simpler and a lot cheaper...

  • Rune Moberg
    Rune Moberg 6 days ago

    If I install an anti-gravity plate, would I have to put a 20kg rock on top of my computer to keep it from floating into space? Would a gravity-related event be covered by the extended warranty?

  • phil21s
    phil21s 5 days ago

    Man, we definitely need Noctua aftermarket GPU coolers to cope with this insanity....

  • Master Oak
    Master Oak Day ago

    I see in 30~40 years were going back to computers that took an entire room to function. Imagine having your closet as your PC and a PSU the same size as an industrial generator.

  • Dale Earnhardts Seatbelt
    Dale Earnhardts Seatbelt 9 days ago +351

    I've not been this underwhelmed by a GPU launch in many years.

    • Dale Earnhardts Seatbelt
      Dale Earnhardts Seatbelt 6 days ago +1

      @You Are Talking To Yourself is it really fps if the GPU makes it up?

    • neoqueto
      neoqueto 8 days ago

      Even though the performance improvement is decent, it's all so underwhelming and a parody of itself.

    • Igor Stoso
      Igor Stoso 8 days ago

      Just wait for the perfomance gains, boy.

    • You Are Talking To Yourself
      You Are Talking To Yourself 8 days ago +3

      @realbadTech I find the frame interpolation suspect. How usable is it really going to be? Are we talking about a frame of latency? 5 or 10? I want to see it demonstrated thoroughly before I get hyped up.

  • DrawTheLine35
    DrawTheLine35 7 days ago

    At this point the GPU makers just need to build a case with the card already integrated.

  • HMC RedFed
    HMC RedFed 3 days ago

    Sounds to me like the companys marketing trying to put as much usless stuff like rgb fans and so on in the cards to justify the price.
    EVGA pulling out and seeing those cards is a huge warning for everybody not to buy any RTX 40 card

  • coldgarden
    coldgarden Day ago

    I think I'm pretty happy with my EVGA FTW3 3080 10GB. I'll probably skip the 4000 series and may move to AMD this generation or next. Waiting to see RDNA 3.

  • Druid Hugger
    Druid Hugger 8 days ago

    Watching you laugh was a high light of my day . I am guessing most people will wait for AMD or just go an buy a 3080 or 3090 .

  • Westley Van Zant
    Westley Van Zant 8 days ago +231

    If we keep going with this size trend we’ll start needing cases that securely mount the GPU first and then hang the motherboard off like a GPU lol

    • Matrix
      Matrix 8 days ago

      @Jacques Faucher That won't work, pcie does not support memory coherency and other cpu specific needs such as interprocessor communication for interrupt , power management etc. You can't use consumer based CPUs like Intel and ryzen using pcie

    • Throw Acnt
      Throw Acnt 8 days ago

      You jest but... that's not a bad idea.

    • Lime Mason
      Lime Mason 8 days ago

      @Matrix I think he was joking

    • KaiN SixtySix
      KaiN SixtySix 8 days ago +1

      @Goat Mutt My 3090 IS a coffee table ! its huge.

    • Jacques Faucher
      Jacques Faucher 8 days ago +2

      @Matrix All they'd need to do is put a CPU socket on the back of the GPU and an M.2 slot...

  • Alovon
    Alovon Day ago

    Wonder how possible a Thermosyphon-like cooler would be for a GPU, likely could birng things more back in line size-wise for air cooled GPUs.

  • SiegeA
    SiegeA 4 days ago

    I can't wait to get myself one of those extra large rate cards from PNY!

  • Gokki
    Gokki 4 days ago

    When you guys get your hands on 40-series cards i hope, in your testing, you make sure to address lag, framerate and frame times. Relevant analysis: clip-share.net/video/bEr9AmEkImg/video.html

  • Ruud de Jong
    Ruud de Jong 8 days ago +1

    I was expecting these cards to support DisplayPort 2.0 for insane resolutions and insane refreshrates.

    • alexfirth21 _
      alexfirth21 _ 7 days ago +1

      Somehow they still haven’t finalized DisplayPort 2.0 I hope sooner than later.

  • Rhoadsy
    Rhoadsy 9 days ago +424

    I can honestly say I'm super excited to finally buy a 30 series card. 😆

    • Ryan
      Ryan 8 days ago

      Its almost like nvidia made a subliminal 30 series commercial here.

    • Toomany Francis
      Toomany Francis 8 days ago +1

      just go with AMD.

    • Zakdrek-Dimensión
      Zakdrek-Dimensión 8 days ago

      @AQW andrew what do you play on it, do you need it, are you in some type of competition like and e sport were you need the last fps you can get or any game that you gpu can't run right now? If all the answer to this question are a no then no keep enjoying your gpu I'm sure the gpu can run anything right now I have a amd 580 with a 1440 display and I can run every game I like just fine I'm sure the 1070 is really powerful to date

    • Karl Hungus
      Karl Hungus 8 days ago

      @A C In the spring maybe.

    • Karl Hungus
      Karl Hungus 8 days ago

      A 2 year old card for over MSRP is what you'll be buying. They're both dumb buys right now. Wait until spring and watch the prices plummet.

  • Sam Hunter
    Sam Hunter 7 days ago +1

    There's too many partners now and they've all lost their minds no Wonder EVGA is sitting this one out.

  • ARod
    ARod 7 days ago

    At this point even if the new AMD cards are 10% less in performance I’d go with AMD.

  • Edgar Mertins Pappa
    Edgar Mertins Pappa 8 days ago +1

    It's evidently clear now why eVGA decided to completely retire from teh GPU market in a "HELL NO" fashion.
    I hope AMD takes the opportunity nvidia so openly left open instead of following their example... never been a hater, but I guess this is the gen to be one: nvidia needs to burn for this.