Asus is releasing a limited-edition RTX 3090 24GB GPU inspired by the most confusing and depressing anime of all time, Neon Genesis Evangelion. How much, you ask? Well, Taiwanese retailer, Cool PC (Thank you @momomo_us) has opened pre-orders on the card and will only sell 15 of these GPUs.
The Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3090 O24G Evangelion Edition costs $63,990 TWD or $2,185 USD, which is only slightly more expensive than the Asus ROG Non-animated themed RTX 3090. Each order is accompanied by a ROG Herculx graphics card owner since RTX-3090 is a rather bulky piece of hardware and some PCs need this support.
The aggressive purple and green color scheme is based on EVA-Unit 1, the giant robot that is the series’ protagonist and world’s most annoying boy, Shinji Ikari, pilots. However, hopefully when you remove the lid you won’t find any teeth or weird red slime. One side features the EVA-01 bust while the fans each have a logo for NERV HQ, Unit-1, and ROG.
The product listing (translated from Chinese) makes no mention of lighting, but the GPU it’s based on has LED lights on the top of the unit that can be customized through ROG’s Armory Crate software. The product photos show a subtle red glow which I can only assume is the lights in action and not the GPU waking up to kill the angels.
The one little touch I think EVA fans will like is that the top of the GPU has a long sync bar with the ROG logo in the middle showing 100% sync rate.
In the context of the anime, a sync rate of 100% means that the pilot and his EVA are completely in sync with each other, allowing for maximum ass kicking. What is the vibe you want when installing a graphics card.
CoolPC plans to close pre-orders in four days or once orders are filled, so as of this writing there is still time to pre-order. There’s no word from Asus on a promotion like this coming to North America.
If you’re all-in on anything EVA, CoolPC is running a similar promotion for an Evangelion-themed MSI desktop PC (minus one CPU/GPU) that even comes with your choice of a purple Unit 1 umbrella. or a fanny pack for just over $600.