How Nvidia’s RTX 4000 GPU reveals presentation on September 20 looms, the leaks keep coming. Like water in a sieve, yet another RTX 4090 has been spotted, this time by Twitter user @wxnod.
The images provided feature not-so-subtle pixelation, but that’s clearly the vision of Lenovo’s own Legion brand in the GeForce RTX 4090. As expected from other leaks, it’s a seriously beefy GPU; three fans and a thick four-slot design that just fits inside the photo case.
This RTX 4090 appears to be powered by a single 12-pin power connector. Later, the leaker added images of the GPU heatsink, a huge block of metal that appears to feature 13 heat pipes. It’s not surprising that the sheer power of the RTX 4090 requires a lot of cooling, but that feels like a heavy, bulky card.
Lenovo Saver suspect 4090 new machine pic.twitter.com/kvSL2RtNwjSeptember 14, 2022
Analysis: Could Lenovo be planning to get into the discrete GPU game?
Lenovo has obviously sold GPUs in the past, but these were just modified Nvidia and AMD cards found in Lenovo’s pre-built PCs and laptops. The ‘graphics cards’ section of Lenovo’s own website (opens in new tab) most only feature compact workstation-grade GPUs to upgrade Lenovo’s ThinkCentre and ThinkStation systems.
If Lenovo is really making its own GPUs, we might be delighted. A new entry for the third video card market is always a good thing, serving to drive competition and innovation within the industry. We can also expect superior performance from Lenovo’s own pre-built desktop PCs, if that’s the case.
Of course, there’s always a chance that this is a different RTX 4090 that wasn’t specifically made by Lenovo. While the board is surrounded by clearly Lenovo Legion-branded components, it’s impossible to tell if there’s any Legion branding on the GPU itself. And while the color scheme matches, that’s not really proof, so get that leak out with a proper dollop of salt.
There’s also a chance that this will be a limited edition card produced to boost Lenovo’s desktop sales following the release of the RTX 4000. There’s no indication that we’ll see any other new cards from Lenovo, as expected. RTX 4080.
Regardless, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Nvidia’s new GPUs. You can check out everything we know so far right here, and if you’re broke, then this new series release might provide some relief; RTX 3000 series prices are dropping and current generation cards it will probably be even cheaper as soon as the RTX 4000 goes on sale. Anyway, you can check out our favorite graphics card deals while you wait.