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May GeForce be with you: Nvidia made an Admiral Ackbar RTX 4080

admiral ackbar rtx 4080Image: Nvidia

There are thousands of characters in the Star Wars universe, but Admiral Ackbar has a special place in many fans’ hearts. The squidy admiral from Mon Calamari (yes, that’s a real, fictional place in Star Wars) is beloved for a single line read in Return of the Jedi. And as if he needed it, Nvidia immortalized him with a custom-painted GeFource RTX 4080 for May the Fourth.

The graphics card comes with a one-of-a-kind painting done by Blue Horse Studios, substituting the GPU’s beefy intake fan for the second Death Star. And Nvidia is giving it away (in a method which, we are assured, is not a trap), along with a Funko Pop figure of Akbar and a commemorative comic book. All you need to do is reply to the relevant tweet with the #RTXON hashtag.

It’s a little strange that Nvidia is giving away the non-Super variant of the RTX 4080 now that the more powerful version is launched, but I’m sure any Star Wars fan would give their right tentacle-claw-thing in order to own it anyway. Live Long and Prosper, I suppose.

Michael is a former graphic designer who’s been building and tweaking desktop computers for longer than he cares to admit. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

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