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New Zotac Nvidia RTX 4090 card throws a curve ball

This new Nvidia GeForce graphics card has an eye-catching, curvaceous look that sets it apart from traditional GPU designs, and it's filled with RGB lighting.

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Graphics card maker Zotac has unveiled the Zotac GeForce RTX 4090 PGF, a new curvy Nvidia RTX 4090 graphics card design that brings something a little different to a world dominated by sharp angles and dark colors.

The smooth-lined new card, which is based on the Nvidia Ada architecture, has three key design details that set it apart. Other cards, such as many of those found in our best graphics card guide, tend to have squared-off coolers that lean into the sharp, aggressive look favored by great swathes of gamer-centric PC products.

Here, though, the cooler and backplate wrap around the card, eliminating as many straight lines as possible. Only the IO plate and section where the PCIe pins protrude from the card break up the look, as they need to interact with other straight parts of your PC.

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Also catching the eye is the color of this card, which combines a mostly white cooler shroud and backplate with touches of shiny metal for a lighter look than most GPUs. It’s a shame Zotac didn’t provide matching white fans too.

Finally, there’s the RGB lighting that is dotted all around the card. There are rings of lights around each of the three fans, a light-up logo on the back of the card, and various other dashes elsewhere too.

Zotac RTX 4090 PGF 04

The end result is certainly not going to be to everyone’s taste but it’s nice to see some variation in GPU design, even if this example isn’t quite so wild as the recent cat graphics card we wrote about.

The stats of Zotac’s new RTX 4090 include that it measures 381 x 154 x 74mm and takes up 3.5 PCIe slots, making it even more monstrously huge than most other RTX 4090s. So big is the card that each of those three fans is actually 110mm in diameter – far larger than the 80-90mm fans typically seen on triple-fan cards.

Zotac RTX 4090 PGF 01

Whatever your thoughts on the design and size of this card, though, one sad fact will likely affect your interest, which is that it’s only available in China right now. There, it costs a humongous 16,999 RMB, which is roughly equivalent to $2,500.

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