Nvidia’s RTX 5090 will reportedly feature dual-slot cooling solution

Rumour has it that Nvidia’s RTX 5090 will be much slimmer than its predecessor

Earlier this week, we suggested that Nvidia’s RTX 5090 could be using a colossal 4-slot GPU cooler. This was because a previously leaked Nvidia heatsink prototype used a triple-PCB GPU design like recent RTX 5090 leaks have suggested. Now, the leaker @kopite7kimi has stated that this is not the case, claiming that Nvidia’s RTX 5090 Founders Edition will be a dual-slot graphics card.

If this claim is true, Nvidia’s next-generation flagship will be much slimmer than its predecessor, the RTX 4090. Nvidia’s RTX 4090 Founders Edition is a triple-slot graphics card, and was one of the largest GPUs on the market when it launched.

Furthermore, kopite7kimi has stated that Nvidia’s RTX 5090 will feature a dual-fan heatsink design. It has been claimed that Nvidia’s new cooling design is “more efficient” than the company’s RTX 40 series heatsinks. This explains how Nvidia could create a new flagship graphics card with a slimmer heatsink. That said, it remains to be seen whether or not this report is correct.

Nvidia are well known for creating unusual GPU coolers for their Founders Edition graphics cards. Their RTX 30 series and RTX 40 series Founders Edition GPU coolers were unlike anything we had seen before. Even now, Nvidia’s Founders Edition cooler designs can be considered unusual when compared to other GPU cooler designs. Will the RTX 5090 see Nvidia make more bold changes to their heatsink designs?

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