I’m sorry, I know NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 is a beast when it comes to perfomance, but I have to say … this card looks BUTT ugly! It’s just too big for most chassis and takes up too much room. You want decent airflow within your system? … Forget it!
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition is indeed a huge card, measuring 31.3 cm x 13.8 cm. Such a massive cooler was required as the RTX 3090 has an official thermal design power at 350W. Whether so much power will actually be consumed by the card, we will know soon, right after the first independent reviews go live.
Unlike the RTX 3080 graphics card, the fat brother occupies 3 slots on a motherboard. A photograph from Chiphell appears to show RTX 3090 is a mid-tower case with ASUS Prime motherboard installed. It looks like the sagging problem has been resolved by supporting the card on an SSD cage. A dual 8-pin to single 12-pin power adapter is also pictured feeding the power to the card.
This particular sample appears to be the same sample we saw in the first RTX 3090 photo leak. It has a full black design, unlike the final production design with titanium elements.