ASUS announces ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 GPU featuring 360mm AIO cooler and liquid metal

Published: May 30th 2023, 02:37 GMT   Comments

ASUS announces the world’s fastest RTX 4090

The return of ROG Matrix GPU.

The first ROG Matrix since RTX 2080 Ti series has been unveiled by ASUS today during a dedicated event. The company has launched a new graphics card featuring an All-in-One cooling solution with a massive 360mm radiator and three ROG MF-12S ARGB fans to keep the card cool below the target 60°C at  450W TGP, claims ASUS.

ASUS’ new Matrix will be one of the first cards to feature liquid metal on the die, which is one of the most challenging things to do on a GPU. The company claims that their custom designed coldplate will cover the GPU, memory and VRM section and will ensure that no liquid metal spill will happen. The company has developed a technique to applied it safely, even when the card will be installed vertically. It is worth noting that ASUS has experience with liquid metal as this type of thermal compound is used on all gaming ROG laptops these days.

ASUS ROG Matrix RTX 4090, Source: ASUS

One cannot see any cables on the radiator, as the fans use magnetic connector that will make cable management easier. Naturally, there should still be a cable to synchronize the colors and feed the power to the fans and radiator, but as ASUS claims, this cable is hidden in one of the cooling tubes. That said, ASUS has solved one of the biggest design flaws of all graphics with AIO coolers.

ASUS ROG Matrix RTX 4090, Source: ASUS

According to ASUS, this graphics card will launch next quarter, and it will be available as a collectors’ edition with pricing close to $2000.

Press Release

The pinnacle of gaming power
No reason to beat around the bush: the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 has the highest boost clocks of any RTX 4090 on the planet. Featuring a custom-engineered coldplate that captures heat not only from the RTX 4090 GPU die, but also the VRMs and memory chips, this card has even more headroom to push its clocks higher, for longer, allowing us to bin only the absolute best dies for this showpiece graphics card. In addition, the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 features an ROG first: liquid metal thermal compound on a graphics card.

Liquid metal is an incredible thermal interface material, producing much lower temperatures when compared head-to-head with traditional thermal pastes. It does, however, have one significant challenge: it’s electrically conductive. When applied improperly, it has a chance to make contact with exposed components and risk a short circuit. But building on years of expertise with liquid metal in the ROG laptop division, we have a patented production process that can safely harness the power of liquid metal while still allowing for vertical GPU mounting.

By applying a UV resin above the surface-mounted capacitors that border the GPU die, and then adding two additional protective layers between the die and the main PCB, we ensured that the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 exploits the incredible thermal transfer inherent to liquid metal with no risk of leakage.

[ROG Global] Unveiling the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 (228,398 views)

Liquid metal is magical, but it’s just one element of the full solution that the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 uses to keep temperatures and noise levels low. Enter a custom, extra-thick 360mm radiator, backed up by a trio of ROG MF-12S ARGB fans. These daisy-chainable fans snap together with a magnetic connector that links the fans and transmits control signals and power. Installation and cable management will be a breeze since you’ll only need one cable for all three fans, and you’ll end up with effortlessly synchronized ARGB lighting effects, too. With high-static pressure and airflow, these fans spin at less than 1000 RPM to keep the GPU operating at just 60°C under its 450W TGP. Never compromise on power, performance, or acoustics ever again.

Most AIO liquid cooled GPUs require a small fan on the card itself to keep surface mounted components cool, in addition to the fans mounted to the radiator that keep the GPU heat itself under control. The custom full-coverage coldplate on the ROG Matrix RTX 4090, however, eliminates the need for an auxiliary fan, as it makes contact with all of the heat producing components on the PCB, allowing the radiator to cool the entire card on its own. A customized and more powerful pump feeds the radiator with more coolant than any of our previous designs, keeping the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 running at peak efficiency at all times.

Stunning from every angle
The ROG Matrix RTX 4090 features an incredibly bold and modern design to spotlight the GPU frame and housing. Sporting our first use of indirect Aura Lighting, the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 also boasts a “hollow” chamber, with the main coldplate, PCB, and pump shroud protected by a larger aluminum body. Bold ROG branding adorns the frame, with lightbars in the central cavity and on the top of the card. A stainless steel backplate keeps the card secure whether you prefer to mount traditionally or vertically to showcase its true beauty. The ROG Matrix RTX 4090 sports a single 12VHPWR cable, and the fan power cable is hidden in the main cooling tubes, ensuring that cable management is a breeze.

As a flagship card, the ROG Matrix RTX 4090 features a Dual BIOS switch, allowing you to seamlessly switch between Quiet and Performance modes. Produced with our Auto Extreme manufacturing process, the entire PCB is soldered in a single, fully automated pass, reducing costs and eliminating the need for harsh cleaning chemicals in between solder passes. The ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 is built with the highest quality components, ensuring peak performance for the life of the card.

This is a limited-edition card, available for sale in Q3. For more information on how and where to get your hands on one of these amazing, chart-topping works of art, please contact your local ASUS representative.

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