ROG didn’t really bother with an RTX 30-series ROG model for some reason so the last truly premium ROG graphics card to ever be released was the ROG MATRIX Platinum RTX 2080 Ti. That came out near the tail-end of the RTX 20-series life but due to very limited numbers made, its quite tough to get one depending on your region.
That said, its been years since that release and we’re finally getting a new ROG entry this time around from the RTX 40-series and without a doubt, it is the ROG Matrix Platinum RTX 4090 featuring a 360mm AIO cooler.
Perhaps it’s much pricier to get this card than to build your own custom loop but regardless, this is a bespoke cooling solution for the RTX 4090 and with that GPU not being thermally limited on most coolers, a liquid cooling solution coupled with some excellent cherry-picked GPUs could yield some of the highest-performing, out-of-box clock speeds around.
The card itself is an excellent looking design. While the radiator and fans come directly from the ROG Ryujin series, the ROG Matrix Platinum waterblock is a sleek-looking design with sharp lines, a heavy contrast to the ROG Strix RTX 40-series card’s more industrial look.
The backplate is clean and features textures not currently seen on any ROG models so if you like a “bookmatching” parts perfectly, the current ROG Z790 models don’t perfectly line-up with the ROG Matrix Platinum RTX 4090.
Other than the demo, there’s no listing of specs and pricing for the ROG Matrix Platinum RTX 4090 but its expected that that it will be a heavily factory-overclocked model with very high clocks. Its highly unlikely that ROG has managed to break NVIDIA’s power limit on this card but it is possible that the ROG Matrix Platinum RTX 4090 could push a bit further when it comes to maximum allowable power limits giving it an extra edge thanks to its massive cooling.