COLORFUL has announced its COLORFUL GeForce RTX 4090 Series Neptune Model Graphics Cards featuring an impressive AIO solution. As many are aware NVIDIA formally revealed its newest flagship graphics card, the GeForce RTX 4090, yesterday and board partners were quick to follow with their own announcements but one stands out from the rest. For months there have been rumors that the TDP for the RTX 4090 could be around 400+ Watts and when overclocked it could reach upwards or over 600 Watts. The question then is how to cool a card consuming such an incredulous amount of power? Air cooling is still an option but is also becoming more burdensome with cards now occupying between 3 and 5 slots, plus that added weight for those designs. Card sag is no longer a myth but a reality as some graphics cards reach gargantuan proportions and often come with straps or stands to support them. Meanwhile, GPU AIOs are slowly gaining in popularity and offer their own benefits for an enthusiast wanting the most out of their investment while not fully delving into a complete custom loop.
COLORFUL GeForce RTX 4090 Neptune Series
While some board partners are offering AIO solutions for the 4090 some are using a hybrid approach that uses a 240 mm radiator with 2x cooling fans and then another fan on the card itself. Additionally, the cooling block for some designs only covered the GPU and not the VRAM. This has been shown to be an effective solution with the previous RTX 3090/3090 Ti Ampere cards but it has also seen limitations. When those cards were overclocked beyond the manufacturer OC settings, or in a case with limited airflow, users have reported the cooling fans had to run at max resulting in much louder sound levels, something that most who use liquid cooling are trying to avoid. If any of the rumors of increased TDP for the GeForce RTX 4090 pan out to be true then a 240 mm hybrid solution might not work for all users. COLORFUL has addressed these issues with its Neptune series graphics cards that feature a 360 mm radiator with 3x 120 mm cooling fans and then a full-cover copper block that covers both the GPU and VRAM.
The all-new iGame GeForce RTX® 40 Series Neptune Series graphics cards will be sporting a new look and an upgraded liquid cooling solution compared to the previous generation. The new Neptune Series features a silver and white color scheme. The slim 2-slot graphics card comes with a metal cover with a matte finish – two RGB light strips run through the cover that provides ambient lighting. The RGB lighting is fully customizable using the iGame Center app.
The card itself is only 2-slots wide allowing the owner to reclaim those PCI slots that would’ve otherwise become unusable from a standard air-cooled card. The only caveat of course is that this is done at the expense of having to fit the radiator elsewhere in the case. Fortunately, most case manufacturers offer models with options to mount AIO solutions for both CPUs and GPUs, including mid-tower-sized models. Our own John Tharp recently reviewed the new Cooler Master HAF 700 which even allows up to 2x 360 mm radiators to be mounted, in the preferred orientation, at the top of the case, side-by-side. As white-themed cases have also gained in popularity these could be a welcome addition to keep that theme. There is also a button at the rear of the card for one-click overclocking without the use of any software.
COLORFUL is primarily only available in Asian markets but does have representatives in other areas who may be able to assist in purchases in other markets. COLORFUL has not released pricing nor other specifications for these new models yet but does have an English website for those interested in contacting them.