Yesterday I had to go to the inlaws to fix some stuff and the new GPU had to wait…
Today, I started by updating the Motherboard BIOS, as some Varjo VR users have been having issues on ASUS Motherboards with old BIOS and a 4090.
I removed the 3090 with the entire cooling loop.
The 4090 has three fans and a cooling pipe arrangement.
It is huge!
This is the infamous power connector that reduces 3 PCI power cords to this little thing… A theory about the meltdowns is that the connector isn’t fully seated. This one has a latch and can’t come loose by itself. Let’s hope it’s one of the good cable and connectors…!
It’s a big GPU! It even has an adjustable support, at the back.
But the old setup took up more space, with the liquid cooling loop.
Powered up and installed the latest drivers, jumped into DCS for a quick test of the same mission I tried before the swap.
Not a single hickup! Sooooo smoooth!
Need to test more scenarios, and up the details, but the 4090 performs noticeably better than the 3090. I expected that, of course, but it’s good to see it with my own eyes.