NordicHardware recently shared some PCB images of Galax’s upcoming RTX 4090 graphics card designed for extreme overclocking. It features one of the most impressive power delivery systems shipped on a consumer graphics card, voltage measurement points, and a neat white PCB.
The newest HOF-series card is the first RTX 4090 model to feature two 12VHPWR connectors, allowing it to draw up to 1,275W (600W + 600W + 75W from the PCIe slot). However, reports indicate the BIOS will have a power limit of “only” 1,000W, far higher than other RTX 4090s, which usually top out at about 450-600W.
Galax’s flagship RTX 4090 features a massive 28 VRM phases for the GPU and another four for the GDDR6X memory. For comparison, Nvidia’s Founders Edition uses a 20+4 phase design. The Hall of Fame card also has a small dongle above the video connectors, likely used to toggle the LN2 BIOS.
Overclockers have already started sharing their record-breaking results with liquid-nitrogen-cooled HOF cards. Overclocked Gaming Systems (OGS) managed to squeeze the GPU for a whopping 3705 MHz in the GPUPI test, netting it first place on the global single GPU leaderboard. As a reminder, Nvidia’s RTX 4000-series lacks NVLink support, meaning several last-gen RTX 3090/ RTX 3090 Ti can still score higher overall in some benchmarks.
The OGS team also scored 31,096 in the popular 3DMark Port Royal benchmark, beating the previous single-GPU world record by over 1,000 points. The graphics card reached a lower 3570 MHz frequency here, but OGS also overclocked the GDDR6X memory to 1469 MHz, a 12 percent increase compared to stock.
The RTX 4090 HOF currently has no competitors in the (admittedly very niche) extreme overclocking market. Micro-Star International (MSI) hasn’t released a Lightning edition card since the RTX 2080 Ti, and EVGA’s exit from the graphics card business means it won’t be launching any new Kingpin models.
Galax hasn’t shared a release date for the RTX 4090 HOF. Users will likely pay a sizeable premium for the binned GPUs and impressive power delivery system.