Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Review

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Review

Written by Ramsay, In Gadgets, Published On
September 11, 2023

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 is the most powerful GPU a PC gamer can buy, outperforming the RTX 3090 and even the 3090 Ti. The Founders Edition’s performance-to-price ratio is better than the RTX 3090 or 3090 Ti, making it a good value for $1,599 / £1,599. Unlike previous cards, the RTX 4090 performs well versus comparable next-gen cards, but performance is still behind the RTX 4070 Ti and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 is unmatched in sheer performance. The finest graphics card may be too powerful for many gamers, like trying to fit a racing car engine into a Fiat hatchback.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Graphics Card Specs

CPU AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
CPU Cooler Corsair iCue H150i Elite Capellix 360mm AIO
RAM Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4-3200
Motherboard Gigabyte Aorus Master X570
SSD Samsung 980 Pro 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD
Power Supply Corsair AX1000
Memory 24 GB GDDR6X
Clock Speed 2.33GHz
Price $1,600


  • Class-leading performance
  • Not as pricey as RTX 3090 Ti
  • DLSS 3 Frame Generation is amazing


  • Compared to other GPUs, still very pricey.
  • 12VHPWR power cord

RTX 4090 Release Date

The fastest 40-series GPU, the RTX 4090, outperforms all other commercial gaming GPUs. If the RTX 4090 buzz is any indication, the Ti may drop sooner as a surprise patch update. The RTX 4080 debuted in November, the 4070 Ti in early January 2023, and the 4070 at the latest. Even the 4060 Ti debuted over a month ago.

RTX 4090 Cost and Availability

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090

  • Major stores sell the GeForce RTX 4090.
  • The Founders Edition and other third-party cards with added features cost $1,599 in the U.S.

Amazon, Newegg, and Best Buy sold the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 on Oct. 12, 2022. The Founders Edition and third-party cards cost $1,599 in the U.S. Third-party versions with custom cooling or factory overclocks may cost more than the standard price. Early inventories sold rapidly due to overwhelming demand but restocks will continue.

RTX 4090 Hardware

  • The large graphics card may restrict motherboard slots.
  • It wasn’t sagging despite its size.
  • It has lighting, but we need to figure out why.

Everything about the RTX 4090 is big. The graphics card, pricing, and spec table are large. Despite appearing the smallest, the Founders Edition is the largest. As we found while comparing it to other things, its size may be an issue. It uses three PCIe slots in a PC chassis; your motherboard architecture may limit its use of PCIe x16 slots. I can’t put the glass side panel on my Lian Li Lancool 205 Mesh with the adaptor. With a specialized line, I might, but Cablemod’s right-angled adapter will work for most of us. The RTX 4090’s introduction goes beyond its massive hardware. The latest DLSS upscaling technology from Nvidia requires a 40 series GPU. RTX 4090 has a hardware AV1 encoder and the superb NVENC encoder many rely on. RTX cards have long-supported decoding, but this is the first time we can do the opposite. Our AV1 explainer explains why it’s important.

Video game performance

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090

  • The RTX 4090 is the most powerful GPU on the market, requiring 4K gaming.
  • If your display supports 8K, you can play games.

GeForce RTX 4090s are designed for gaming. I doubt the average PC player would need one of these graphics cards. The act is ridiculous. Absurd. I love it, but I must figure out if I need it. It’s only ready for some. There’s no comparison for the RTX 4090’s performance. Everything we’ve seen implies a 70% performance boost over the RTX 3090 in various settings. AMD must put out a lot of heat to stay up, and the 4090 is almost invisible until the RTX 4080 arrives. GeForce RTX 4090 gets 9,921 on the new 3DMark Speed Way test and 25,520 on the Port Royal ray tracing test, making all the numbers brrr. It’s unmatched, and the DXR test between the A770 and the RTX 4090 reveals that ray tracing requires a high-end GPU. The first high-end ray-tracing graphics card, the RTX 2080, performed 10x worse on that test than the 4090. So you can see our progress.

RTX 4090 Features

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090

  • Nvidia’s first card with the Lovelace GPU architecture
  • The RTX 4090, uses fourth-gen tensor cores and third-gen ray tracing cores to great success.

The RTX 4090’s AD102 GPU was made on TSMC’s 4nm node, making it faster and more energy efficient than the RTX 3090 Ti’s GA102 GPU on Samsung’s 8nm node. Nvidia gets amazing performance from both cards’ 450W TDP. The RTX 4090 has a 2,235 MHz base clock and 2,520 MHz boost clock, whereas the RTX 3090 Ti has 1,560 MHz and 1,860 boost. The RTX 4090’s amazing performance gains aren’t as shocking considering its 52.38% increase in CUDA cores over the RTX 3090 Ti (16,384 to 10,752). Like the RTX 3090 Ti, the RTX 4090 boasts 24GB GDDR6X VRAM running at 1,313 MHz, 1,008 GB/s memory bandwidth, and 21 Gbps effective memory speed. This card is one of the few that can handle 8K gaming due to its memory size and performance.

Should I Buy?

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090

If you only play games, it may not be the best buy. Powerful beyond belief. Fans of overclocking and pushing hardware to its limits will love it and have no reason to acquire one. Even though it is up to 70% better than the RTX 3090, games still need to be challenging. The RTX 4090 is best when used alongside something else, whether using GPU acceleration in machine learning, creative work, or gaming and streaming on one system. It makes sense when you look beyond gaming and appreciate this graphics card’s other benefits.


How much will RTX 4090 cost?

The base model, Nvidia RTX 4090, with 24 GB of video memory, costs 1,77,000 Indian rupees. The RTX 4080’s 12GB model retails for Rs. 99,500, while the 16GB model retails for Rs. The RTX 4090 may be purchased as of October 12th, while the RTX 4080 can be purchased as of November.

Where is the  RTX 4090 available?

NVIDIA, leading supplemental graphics card manufacturers ASUS, Colorful, Gainward, Galaxy, GIGABYTE, INNO3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and ZOTAC, and gaming system integrators and builders all over the world1 stock the GeForce RTX 4090. You can verify availability across major retailers by visiting websites like Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg.

How much will RTX 4090 cost in USA?

Nvidia’s latest flagship GPU will cost you a pretty penny, with a starting price of $1,599 in the US and £1,679 in the UK.

Is RTX 4090 cheaper than 3090?

Nvidia’s top GeForce RTX 4090 will cost $1,599, $100 more than the 3090 and $400 less than the 3090 Ti.

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