Nvidia’s RTX 4090 has been overclocked to new heights, breaking a bunch of world records as a result.
This is the Galax RTX 4090 HOF, which is a ‘Hall of Fame’ edition graphics card, specifically designed to be pushed hard by expert overclockers, with Team OGS managing to hit a staggering 3.825GHz speed.
What wccftech (opens in a new tab) The overclocking attempts, which used liquid nitrogen cooling, as you might guess, led OGS to claim no less than 14 world records, including a bunch of new 3DMark highs (Fire Strike Ultra and Fire Strike Extreme, and Port Royal, among others).
The OGS team had previously pushed this Galax RTX 4090 to 3.705 GHz, so this is an important step for the overclocking team from Greece.
Analysis: It’s still early days for the RTX 4090
The Galax RTX 4090 HOF is certainly a great piece of equipment as it comes with twin 16-pin power adapters that allow the GPU to run at 1000W, no less. With Team OGS going from 3.7 GHz to over 3.8 GHz in this latest round of overclocking, we can expect faster overclocks in the future; remember, it’s still too early days for the RTX 4090 and its record-breaking antics.
Unrivaled by EVGA (Kingpin model of the RTX 4090), since that card maker has parted ways with Nvidia, it looks like the Galax HOF will be the record seeker in the future, that’s for sure.
Note that HOF cards are not made for purchase by consumers, but are aimed specifically at overclockers using exotic cooling; in other words, these are very expensive, limited-edition graphics cards.
That said, even the vanilla RTX 4090 models offer plenty of performance as we’ve seen, and they certainly represent a better price/performance deal than the slimmer RTX 4080; the latter has definitely been a disappointment in terms of its relative value proposition. Not that the RTX 4090 is a good value as such – it’s still very steeply priced – but the fact that the RTX 4080 makes it seem relatively well it is certainly a concern.
Maybe that situation with RTX 4080 pricing will change when RDNA 3 GPUs come out with their (somewhat) cheaper price tags; we can only wait.