The new Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Ti may not be released, as it's reported that the powerful GPU melts down, destroying itself and PC power supplies.
During NVIDIA's own green room testing, the GPU manufacturer has reportedly found that its most powerful Lovelace GPU actually melts itself, and in the process destroys PC power supplies. Concerns about the GPU's performance have potentially led NVIDIA to not release it on the market.
The report comes as prices on NVIDIA's previous generation of RTX 3090 GPUs have begun to fall, with Amazon offering early access sales on various models. Despite the realistic prices, many PC gamers were eager to try the new generation of RTX GPUs, which boasts a nearly 50 percent performance increase over the previous generation.
A source close to YouTuber Moore's Law is Dead (a popular technology, gaming, and lifestyle writer and podcast personality) reported that the NVIDIA RTX 4090 Ti is simply too powerful for now. Also, the source reported that the RTX 4090 Ti won't be headed to market anytime soon. Supposedly, the powerful GPU was tripping breakers, melting power supplies, and sometimes the actual GPU was melting as well. Despite these concerning hardware failures, NVIDIA's team green still has time to work out the problem and determine a way to create a working RTX 4090 Ti.
NVIDIA has found itself with increased competition over the years, as Intel has been working to create a comparable GPU at lower prices. PC gamers are usually looking for the most power for their dollar, and the GPU space is ultra-competitive.
RTX features have become popular among PC gamers, especially since RTX enhancements improve gameplay and graphics.. Multiple titles have been updated to include NVIDIA's DLSS software, which boosts game performance using artificial intelligence, allowing gamers to play titles on high graphical settings without sacrificing frame rates. PC gamers are known to have a penchant for pushing the boundaries of game performance, and the RTX 4090 Ti would have been a popular option among those hungry for high-end 4K gameplay and live-streaming.
Various partner-brand 3080 Ti cards made news in 2021 and 2022 when the GPUs seemed to fail, leaving gamers with a black screen and wailing GPU fans. Many gamers blamed Amazon Game's MMORPG New World for the GPU failures, while others blamed the poor build quality of the partner-brand GPUs themselves. It's certain that NVIDIA wanted to redefine GPU power with the RTX 4090 Ti, but if these reports are true, gamers might have to wait before we see that technology functioning in a safe, usable fashion.