Testing the Nvidia RTX 4090 and winning April Fools' Day

Shawn Knight

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Why it matters: It’s April Fools’ Day, the bane of virtually every news reporter, journalist and consumer that has to wade through silly PR stunts and pranks that should never have been approved in the first place. Occasionally, however, some genuinely amusing content makes it through which is exactly what we have here today.

As YouTube channel Captains Workspace recounts, Nvidia recently announced its new 4000-series GPU and the first card out the gate is the comically massive RTX 4090. The fictional hardware boasts 18,000 Cuda cores, 232 ray tracing cores and 48GB of memory, and consumes just one kilowatt of energy.

The RTX 4090 utilizes dual power connectors that plug right into the wall, eliminating the need of having to upgrade your computer’s PSU just to use it. A total of 12 fans keep things cool (and as you’ll see, generate quite a bit of turbulence).

The attention to detail in the gag video is top notch; the creator even shows off the card’s PCB complete with quad-die GPU core. But the absolute best part of the whole thing in my opinion is the benchmarking software used to test the card.

We even get a sneak peek at the RTX 4090 Ti at the end of the video, but I think a PSU upgrade is certainly in order.

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Lionvibez

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Saw that video this morning was wondering how long it was gonna take for you guys to post it. pretty funny stuff.
 

captaincranky

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It's about damned time they released this. I've had the processor for it for two years :mad:
 

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kmo911

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To all now running pcie 5.0 and radeon xxx 4800 mb /48 gb DOH dual and 1 tb ddr5 8400 mhz and new rocket lake i9-11900K. welcome to the future FOLKS. and a hll of pcie m.3 nvme disk.
 

captaincranky

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I wonder what the scalper's price will be on something like that?
You know they'll get the first, (and only), shipment of 21 in its entirety.
 
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Lionvibez

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To all now running pcie 5.0 and radeon xxx 4800 mb /48 gb DOH dual and 1 tb ddr5 8400 mhz and new rocket lake i9-11900K. welcome to the future FOLKS. and a hll of pcie m.3 nvme disk.

lol would be more believable if you didn't say I'm running pcei 5.0 yet the RL cpu you choose only has 4.0...
 

Aryassen

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I usually hate the April 1st hype, and all the "funny" videos and news...but this...this I like, and I actually admire the effort went into making this prank: they must have spent quite some time creating that fake PCB and cooler :)
 

Markoni35

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You forgot to mention it in your "Which GPU is best for mining".
This one probably produces 4090 MH per second.