In this specific design, a standalone 8-pin power connector is indeed present. The I/O panel displays an array of display connectors, including three DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI 2.1 connector, facilitating 8K 60 Hz HDR transmission using a single HDMI cable.
The card has a ventilated backplate and a compact form factor, measuring roughly 33 cm long. With a weight close to 2000 grams, this card can be considered heavy. The heat sink array is encompassed by a streamlined, dark shroud that effectively ensures optimal temperature regulation, as demonstrated in the subsequent section.
The graphics card boasts a length of almost 34 centimetres and a thickness of four slots, weighing in at just over 2kg. Exercise caution during installation to avoid damaging the PCIe slot. The display outputs consist of three DisplayPort 1.4 ports and a single HDMI 2.1 port, making it one of the lengthiest cards in recent times.
Colorful also includes their latest 2x 8-pin to 16-pin converter; however, ensure your power supply adequately supports this powerful card. Its metallic construction and RGB lighting enhance the graphics card's aesthetic appeal. In addition to the three DisplayPorts and one HDMI, the card's rear I/O features a convenient 2-way push-type switch for its dual-BIOS setup. Leave it at default; it's fast and silent anyway. While the new DP 2.1 standard has not yet been integrated, the RTX 4000 series graphics cards are equipped with HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 ports, enabling 8K 60 Hz HDR through a solitary HDMI cable. The card's I/O panel incorporates an air vent, connectors, and an aluminum fin stack encased within an alloy frame. The cooling system is enhanced by a vapor chamber, ten robust heatpipes that span the board, comprehensive heatsinks, thermal pads for all crucial components, and dedicated heat pipes and heatsinks for memory modules. Consequently, temperature management is unlikely to pose any problems.
A slot is provided for attaching the iGame Status Monitor display atop the card. It connects to the card via hard contact points and is secured in place by magnets. Simply position it, and the monitor will effortlessly fasten itself.