EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 "Never Released" graphics card showcased. (Image Credits: GamersNexus)

EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 Graphics Card Never Released, It Was Supposed To Be A Huge Four-Slot Monster

Although EVGA parted ways with NVIDIA since the launch of the green team RTX 40 series cards, the company was prototyping cards based on their GPUs and one of those designs, the GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3, landed in the hands of YouTubers JayzTwoCents & GamersNexus.

NVIDIA’s “Ada” GPUs prototyped by EVGA, first look at never-released GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 graphics card shows massive 4-slot monster card

The EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 graphics card is considered an engineering sample, so test results may or may not reflect the final version of what the GPU might have been. EVGA has pulled out of the GPU business, vowing never to design another graphics card for NVIDIA or its competitors AMD and Intel ever again.

Photos of the EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 graphics card (Image credits: GamersNexus):

Some notable differences between EVGA’s RTX 3090 Ti and the RTX 4090 engineering sample are the larger sample size and the location of the 16-pin power connector. The card is almost 4 slots and was going to use a much thicker heatsink. The 12VHPWR connector is on the back of the graphics card instead of the side approach common to almost every other vendor that has made a 4090 graphics card. This approach means easier connection to the GPU with less bending issues , which is a main problem for the new adapter. The custom graphics card was also going to have other nifty features such as OC and power LEDs alongside a dual BIOS switch.

The EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 graphics card retains the triple-fan design and would have placed itself in the FTW3 series of cards (FTW stands for “For The Win”). There is speculation that EVGA has also continued the ICX cooling option, which was used in previous generations.

Scrolling through the rest of the video, JayzTwoCents reveals that the EVGA engineering sample is a functional graphics card that offers the AD102 GPU inside. The company also had its proprietary EVGA Precision software package that allows users to monitor graphics card data and performance.

EVGA has been creating gaming-centric graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies, AIO liquid coolers, gaming mice, computer cases, and laptops since their introduction to the computing field in 1999. The company created NVIDIA graphics cards for most of its run until recently. stopped all other graphics card manufacturing and ended its partnership with NVIDIA. EVGA CEO Andrew Han said NVIDIA’s business model for graphics cards isn’t worth the small markup the company earns on sales. He also said that this would not end EVGA and that the company would continue to sell its other products to help gamers achieve their best gaming experiences. Finally, Han wanted more time with his family but did not have the intention to retire or sell the business to other parties.

Photos of the EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 graphics card (Image credits: JayzTwoCents):

EVGA will continue to sell through its stock of previous-generation graphics cards and will also provide RMAs for those that remain with consumers.

Sources of information: JayzTwoCents (YouTube), VideoCardz

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