Galax, a renowned manufacturer of graphics cards, has expanded its lineup of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards with the introduction of new Hydro models. This latest addition offers users an alternative cooling solution and brings enhanced performance to the table.
The Hydro models feature a sophisticated 360 mm all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooler, a triple-fan setup, and impressively long 50 cm tubing. This design marks a departure from Galax’s previous releases in the GeForce RTX 40-series, which were predominantly air-cooled. With the implementation of the AIO liquid cooling system, the Hydro models are expected to deliver superior heat dissipation, ensuring optimal performance even during demanding gaming sessions or resource-intensive tasks.
One notable feature of the Hydro models is the full-cover aluminum alloy backplate, which not only provides structural support but also aids in heat dissipation by providing additional surface area for cooling. This backplate enhances the overall durability of the graphics card while maintaining a sleek and stylish appearance.
Regarding performance specifications, it is worth noting that the positioning of the RTX 4090 Hydro cards within Galax’s model rankings is not explicitly stated. However, based on available information, it appears that these models are positioned below Galax’s flagship air-cooled HoF (Hall of Fame) sibling. The HoF variant boasts an impressive 2595 MHz boost clock, along with a 1-Click OC Clock of 2610 MHz when enabled through Galax’s software. In comparison, the Hydro models offer a slightly lower boost clock of 2580 MHz. Additionally, the specification sheet suggests that the Hydro models may lack Galax’s software-enabled overclock feature found in the air-cooled variant.
The Hydro models offer consumers a choice between two elegant color options: white and black. However, it should be noted that the black variant will become available at a later date, providing users with an option that seamlessly integrates with their preferred system aesthetics.
Galax has yet to announce specific details regarding the availability and pricing of the RTX 4090 Hydro models. It is expected that these graphics cards will attract considerable attention from gaming enthusiasts and professionals looking to harness the power of NVIDIA’s RTX 4090 GPU architecture while benefiting from the advanced cooling capabilities of the AIO liquid cooler.