Gigabyte has made the GeForce RTX 4090 WindForce 24G thinner
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Gigabyte has made the GeForce RTX 4090 WindForce 24G thinner and moved the power connector there

Gigabyte has introduced an updated GeForce RTX 4090 WindForce 24G graphics card. The new version V2 has become more compact. Additionally, the manufacturer moved their 12+4-pin 12VHPWR power connector to the rear.

    Image source: gigabytes

Image source: gigabytes

The company also revised the design of the cooler. It still has all the features of the original version, including a large copper pad, nine bonded copper heat pipes, and three 100mm fans. However, the appearance of the cooling system has changed. It’s also smaller than the original GeForce RTX 4090 WindForce 24G.

    Updated GeForce RTX 4090 WindForce V2 24G (top) and original RTX 4090 WindForce 24G (bottom)

Updated GeForce RTX 4090 WindForce V2 24G (top) and original RTX 4090 WindForce 24G (bottom)

The length of the RTX 4090 WindForce V2 24G has not changed, it is the same as the original RTX 4090 WindForce 24G at 331mm. However, the card has become thinner and lower. Accelerator height has been reduced from 150mm to 136mm and thickness has been reduced from 2.5 expansion slots (70mm) to 2.2 expansion slots (55.5mm). Because of this, the design of the graphics card has become more decrepit. The problem with the original GeForce RTX 4090 WindForce 24G is that while the card itself has a beefy cooling system, it only gets a two-slot mounting plate. Despite the presence of a metal reinforcement on the back for extra rigidity, there is still a risk of the accelerator sagging.

The GeForce RTX 4090 WindForce V2 24G also comes with an included graphics card holder. Unlike other brackets that typically install in the bottom expansion slots under the graphics card, the GeForce RTX 4090 WindForce V2 24G bracket attaches to holes in the motherboard.

Information on compatibility with specific plates of this fastener specified on the Gigabyte website.

The most notable change in the RTX 4090 WindForce V2 24G is the relocation of the graphics card power connector from the top to the back. Unfortunately, not many manufacturers use this option. And that, in turn, simplifies the connection of a very inconvenient 12VHPWR connector. Since the wire itself at the point of connection with the connector should never be bent, in order to avoid possible and very disastrous consequences, the distance between the side panel is not always enough for correct installation.

The new position of the graphics card power connector on the back of the graphics card could indicate the use of a different circuit board in the V2 model compared to the original version. However, the frequency characteristics of the updated model remained unchanged. The GeForce RTX 4090 WindForce V2 24G GPU runs at the same frequency of 2520 MHz.

The manufacturer does not state when the GeForce RTX 4090 WindForce V2 24G will be available. There are no tickets available in stores yet. Unfortunately, its value is not yet known either.

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