Nvidia’s RTX 4090 Ti appeared on Galax’s website briefly, where the graphics card manufacturer made a big mistake, before it was quickly pulled.
As VideoCardz points out, there was an overhead banner posted for the “GeForce RTX 4090 Ti HOF” graphics card on the Galax website’s homepage, but that was a huge mistake as mentioned – wrong addition of “Ti”, apparently, as clicking the banner leads to Access the RTX 4090 HOF page.
This is a graphics card that already exists, of course — unlike the 4090 Ti — and it’s a special edition of the RTX 4090 for overclocking geeks looking to break world records (HOF stands for Hall Of Fame Edition).
In fact, the 4090 HOF has already set records such as the 3.8GHz overclock which was implemented by Team OGS. The banner, now corrected, marks the global launch of the 4090 HOF, which was once only on sale in Asia (or supplied directly to overclocking pros like OGS in Europe, in pre-release form).
Analysis: The RTX 4090 Ti is honestly not needed
As VideoCardz points out, maybe the Galax website team needs to lie down in a dark room for a bit, as a lot of mistakes have been made on the site lately. Like the RTX 4090 HOF launch material was marred by a host of typos, including errors in the specifications. (By the way, those specs include a max power draw of 666W — making this quite literally a monster of a GPU.)
Well, then the obvious rumor swirling around this incident is if there’s an RTX 4090 Ti in the wings, with Galax erroneously mentioning it as that graphics card on the horizon. Could this be true?
No, in a word. There haven’t been any leaks about the RTX 4090 Ti — except for thin whispers that haven’t convinced us at all — and if anything looks like a near launch, we’ll be seeing more concrete spills now.
We think the RTX 4090 Ti will arrive eventually, or that’s certainly possible, but likely not for Good a long time yet. Maybe when Nvidia sorts out the issues with power draw and fusion adapters, of course — and when a more powerful GPU is actually needed.
Let’s face it, now the RTX 4090 is a very powerful graphics card that hasn’t been remotely challenged by AMD’s new RX 7900 XTX flagship, so what exactly is the point of the RTX 4090 Ti in the near future? That’s a bit too big for a good way down the line, and Galax slipping up here is just plain wrong (one of many recently, by all accounts).