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Gigabyte’s RTX 4090 has Traces of NVLink

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card may not support NVLink, but traces can be seen on Gigabyte’s Aorus Master GeForce RTX 4090 board.

legendary overclocker Roman ‘der8auer’ Hartung This week, when I took apart Gigabyte’s Aorus Master GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card (one of the best graphics cards out there), I discovered that the printed circuit board (PCB) has NVLink contact locations. There was no real copper on the grid, but the fact that the company left such a mark was interesting.

In fact, Nvidia has officially stated that their AD102 graphics processor does not support NVLink interconnect. This is because we decided to use the transistor budget and die space for other purposes. Therefore, NVLink is gone from Ada Lovelace client GPUs. No other GeForce RTX 4090 board I’ve seen of him has any trace of NVLink. In fact, our colleague video cards I also checked pictures of RTX 4090 PCBs from Asus, Colorful, MSI, Palit and Zotac (published by: Tech Power Up) No trace of NVLink was found.

(Image credit: Roman ‘der8auer’ Hartung/YouTube)

There are several possible reasons why Gigabyte left the NVLink pad on its GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card.

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