Which RTX 4090 to buy

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See most people recommend MSI 4090 Suprim or Zotac AMP Extreme series.

Still the right choice?

I see the MSI Ventus a fair bit cheaper, any reason why?

Also is it have to give up any chance of buying 4090 FE here in SG at good price?
 

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See most people recommend MSI 4090 Suprim or Zotac AMP Extreme series.

Still the right choice?

I see the MSI Ventus a fair bit cheaper, any reason why?

Also is it have to give up any chance of buying 4090 FE here in SG at good price?
Size, boost clock, memory overclock, board power limits, heatsink mass, ball-bearing fan, noise, max temperature, warranty, price. Pick your combination.

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/geforce-rtx-4090.c3889
(boost clock, list is too big to post here)

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/zotac-geforce-rtx-4090-amp-extreme-airo/41.html

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https://www.techpowerup.com/review/zotac-geforce-rtx-4090-amp-extreme-airo/38.html

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https://www.techpowerup.com/review/asus-geforce-rtx-4090-matrix-platinum/35.html

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Temperature & Noise Comparison
Idle​
Gaming
GPU​
Noise​
GPU​
Hotspot​
Memory​
Noise​
RPM​
ASUS RTX 4090 Matrix
36°C​
Fan Stop*​
53°C​
62°C​
70°C​
37.5 dBA​
1320 RPM​
ASUS RTX 4090 Matrix (Quiet BIOS)
37°C​
Fan Stop*​
58°C​
64°C​
72°C​
30.0 dBA​
1000 RPM​
ASUS RTX 4090 STRIX OC
40°C​
Fan Stop​
62°C​
70°C​
62°C​
32.6 dBA​
1330 RPM​
ASUS RTX 4090 STRIX OC (Quiet BIOS)
42°C​
Fan Stop​
65°C​
73°C​
68°C​
29.8 dBA​
1118 RPM​
Colorful RTX 4090 Vulcan OC
42°C​
Fan Stop​
61°C​
70°C​
64°C​
36.2 dBA​
1732 RPM​
Colorful RTX 4090 Vulcan OC (Turbo BIOS)
42°C​
Fan Stop​
62°C​
71°C​
64°C​
36.7 dBA​
1759 RPM​
Gigabyte RTX 4090 Gaming OC
44°C​
Fan Stop​
60°C​
67°C​
62°C​
37.4 dBA​
1716 RPM​
Gigabyte RTX 4090 Gaming OC (Quiet BIOS)
41°C​
Fan Stop​
64°C​
72°C​
66°C​
32.6 dBA​
1416 RPM​
MSI RTX 4090 Gaming X
43°C​
Fan Stop​
72°C​
81°C​
72°C​
30.7 dBA​
1264 RPM​
MSI RTX 4090 Gaming X (Gaming BIOS)
43°C​
Fan Stop​
67°C​
75°C​
66°C​
34.3 dBA​
1502 RPM​
MSI RTX 4090 Suprim X
46°C​
Fan Stop​
70°C​
77°C​
76°C​
28.6 dBA​
1198 RPM​
MSI RTX 4090 Suprim X (Gaming BIOS)
46°C​
Fan Stop​
64°C​
70°C​
68°C​
32.6 dBA​
1466 RPM​
MSI RTX 4090 Suprim Liquid X
37°C​
Fan Stop*​
58°C​
67°C​
68°C​
32.2 dBA​
1197 RPM​
MSI RTX 4090 Suprim Liquid X (Quiet BIOS)
38°C​
Fan Stop*​
60°C​
69°C​
72°C​
29.0 dBA​
1105 RPM​
NVIDIA RTX 4090 Founders Edition
37°C​
Fan Stop​
66°C​
74°C​
72°C​
35.1 dBA​
1449 RPM​
Palit RTX 4090 GameRock OC
43°C​
Fan Stop​
66°C​
73°C​
68°C​
35.0 dBA​
1539 RPM​
Palit RTX 4090 GameRock OC (Quiet BIOS)
43°C​
Fan Stop​
66°C​
73°C​
70°C​
31.8 dBA​
1399 RPM​
Zotac RTX 4090 AMP Extreme
42°C​
Fan Stop​
66°C​
75°C​
76°C​
37.1 dBA​
1434 RPM​
Zotac RTX 4090 AMP Extreme (Quiet BIOS)
45°C​
Fan Stop​
72°C​
81°C​
82°C​
31.8 dBA​
1152 RPM​
 

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Few things you need to consider:

1) Price
Cheaper one like MSI Ventus, Zotac one.
The difference is the cooling, higher end model like MSI Suprime have better cooling.
2) Size
RTX 4090 is a big card some cards like Asus Strix require a big case.

So you need to consider especially do you have a big enough case for RTX 4090.
Founder edition locally can't be brought, only way is Amazon.
 

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Thanks, these are very useful suggestion.

Think may go for the MSI Suprim or the Gigabyte seems they seem quieter and less hot.
 

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Thanks, these are very useful suggestion.

Think may go for the MSI Suprim or the Gigabyte seems they seem quieter and less hot.

Good choice either MSI RTX 4090 SUPRIM or Gigabyte RTX 4090 AORUS MASTER.
 

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u want big boy or small boy?... if u are case size sensitive. Some big cases will look funny with smaller 4090s (like FE) or too cramp in "smaller" cases, like with the huge AORUS master.
 

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You can use these two Lian Li casings dynamic evo (black) or air mini (white) as a reference in size.


With Gigabyte Aorus master 4090
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With Asus strix oc 4090
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I would recommend going for the Zotac AMP Extreme. This may probably be the most affordable brand when compared to the likes of Asus, MSI and Gigabyte. Yet, the build quality is comparable and you also get the longest warranty of 5 years if you register the product. Otherwise, most mid range like Gigabyte Gaming OC, Galax SG, etc, are good enough with little compromise. Top end models tend to be overpriced and overbuilt for no good reasons, unless you are some hardcore overclocker.

As to why Ventus is the cheapest, is because it is the budget series. Ventus --> Gaming X Trio --> Suprim X. There will be some deliberate cutback to make the higher end series look more attractive, but generally, you are not going to see a significant difference in performance. The Ventus may run hotter and louder because I am pretty sure MSI will always gimp the cooling solution on the Ventus series.
 

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The RTX 4090 VRMs list:
https://www.overclock.net/threads/official-nvidia-rtx-4090-owners-club.1800847/
The cheapest ones uses 14 phase 50A VRM (max power limit 450W, not suitable for overclocking, comes with a three 8-pin to 12vhpwr adapter).
The expensive ones uses 24 (or more) phase 70A VRM (max power limit 600W, comes with a four 8-pin to 12vhpwr adapter).
Nvidia's FE is using 20 phase 70A VRM.
 

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You will need a large case and a good PSU for your 4090.
With the Phanteks enthoo 719, is still a challenge for this setup. :o

 

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Honestly, this looks like a god damn nuclear bomb.
Can't help it. :o
The case has to fit :
26x NVMEs
8x Sata HDDs
HOF 4090 oc lab plus (require 8 x PCIE 8pin cables just to power up)
SB Zxr + daughter card.

And also to place SG flag on 3dmark scoreboard for world #1 in 10 categories (3975WX + single GPU),
looking like a god damn nuclear b**b is the last thing that matters =:p

To TS:
Which 4090 to get? many have contributed their valuable inputs.
My advise is to invest reliable power supply made by (Delta, Enhance or even SuperFlower).
Why?
Beacuse 4090 transient spike can go as high as 800W excluding all other system components.
 

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I owned both Suprim X and Strix 4090. Go for Suprim X, smaller in size and able to fit into ITX cases which I am using it with Meshroom. Strix is huge and the price now is like insane.
 

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i am using a small size 4090 windforce v2. used strix 4090 before. not much difference even overclock but mostly is the cooler design that difference mere a few degrees but still manageable as it is within threshold. so dont worry about it.
 

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Most RTX 4090 uses a vapor chamber cooling system, and the size of the heatsink is more or less the same. I don't expect significant differences in temp when comparing most mid to high end models. The budget models like MSI Ventus, are typically gimped on purpose to try to make people pay more for better cooling and build.
 
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