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

Legendary overclocker Roman ‘der8auer’ Hartung this week disassembled Gigabyte’s Aorus Master GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card (one of the best graphics cards around) and found that its printed circuit board (PCB) had a place for NVLink contacts. There was no actual copper on the grid, but the fact that the company left such traces was intriguing.  

Indeed, Nvidia officially said that its AD102 graphics processor did not support NVLink interconnect as it decided to use transistor budget and die space for other purposes. Thus, NVLink is gone from Ada Lovelace client GPUs — and other GeForce RTX 4090 boards we’ve seen so far did not have any traces of NVLink. In fact, our colleagues from VideoCardz even checked pictures of RTX 4090 PCBs from Asus, Colorful, MSI, Palit, and Zotac (published by TechPowerUp) and found no traces of NVLink.

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

There are a few possible reasons for why Gigabyte left NVLink pads on its GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card. 

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