Purported images of four-slot, quad-fan Galax RTX 4090 card leak

Endymio

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FOUR slots?? Could FIVE slots be far behind? Maybe all slots for the 5090...craziness
No. You fail to see the evolution occurring here. 20 years ago, the GPU was a small add-on chip to the computer itself. 20 years from now, it will be the CPU that's the tiny add-on, and the GPU will itself be the main computer .... by which time it'll be performing far more than just "graphics" functions.

I estimate that within a decade, the first graphics cards will appear with integrated PSUs. You'll plug the card itself into the wall, and it'll feed the rest of the system. After that, the writings on the wall.