April Fools’ Day jokes are usually tail and lack any real effort, but 20-year-old Kasper Andersen has been on hand for the occasion of 2021 to deliver Nvidia’s RTX 4090. The Danish hardware enthusiast loves to make homemade copies of retro graphics cards, but his latest The RTX 4090 project envisions a future where Nvidia’s cards use 1000 watts of power, have a 12-fan design and include 48 GB of VRAM.
The video is a work of art, with subtle details such as two power cords, RGB lighting or the ridiculous GPU benchmarking tool that records more than 23,000 frames per second. My personal favorite is when the whole PC is turned on and the desk starts to wobble, a Pepsi Max can tumble past, and then the test rig swings around itself and crashes into the screen. It̵
If that’s not enough, wait until Andersen unveils the flagship RTX 4090 Ti with eight SLIs in SLI that “only take up four PCIe slots.” Andersen has also made a similar video for Intel’s Xe gaming GPU. It includes a GPU to the CPU switch on top, “which allows you to use the card as a motherboard.” There are many more fun videos and projects in Andersen’s captain’s area of work.
Andersen’s shenanigans will not make the RTX 4090 more real than the ever-sold-out RTX 3080. But if you’re still trying to capture a new GPU, hopefully this video will put a smile on your face as you battle scalps, stock warnings and GPU prices that are completely out of control.