Nvidia’s RTX 4090 has been overclocked to new heights, setting a number of world records as a result.
This is the Galax RTX 4090 HOF – that’s a ‘Hall of Fame’ edition graphics card, specifically designed to be pushed really hard by expert overclockers – with Team OGS managing to hit a staggering 3.825GHz.
As Wccftech (opens in new tab) reports, the overclocking attempts, which used liquid nitrogen cooling as you might guess, led to OGS claiming no less than 14 world records, including some new 3DMark highs (Fire Strike Ultra and Fire Strike Extreme, and Port Royal, among others).
Team OGS had previously pushed this Galax RTX 4090 to 3.705 GHz, so this is a big step forward for the overclocking team from Greece.
Analysis: still early days for the RTX 4090
The Galax RTX 4090 HOF is certainly a decent bit of kit, coming with dual 16-pin power adapters that allow the GPU to be powered at no less than 1000W. With Team OGS moving from 3.7 GHz to well above 3.8 GHz in this latest round of overclocking, we can expect even faster overclocks over time – remember it’s still very early days for the RTX 4090 and its record-breaking shenanigans.
With no rival from EVGA (Kingpin model of the RTX 4090), as that card maker has parted ways with Nvidia, it looks like the Galax HOF will be the one to watch for records going forward, that much is certain.
Note that the HOF cards are not made for consumer purchase, but are aimed specifically at overclockers using exotic cooling – in other words, these are limited edition and seriously pricey graphics cards.
That said, even vanilla RTX 4090 models offer ample performance, as we’ve seen, and certainly represent a better deal in terms of price/performance than the thin RTX 4080 – the latter was definitely a disappointment in terms of its relative value proposition. It’s not that the RTX 4090 is good value per se – it’s still very competitively priced – but the fact that the RTX 4080 makes it seem relatively well is definitely a concern.
Perhaps that situation with RTX 4080 prices will change when RDNA 3 GPUs show up with their (slightly) cheaper price tags; we can only hope.