It was solely yesterday when a brand new rumor surfaced, suggesting that the launch of Nvidia’s RTX 40 sequence would happen in early Q3. Kopite7kimi has since narrowed down the launch timeframe to ‘mid July’ which might put the launch only a matter of weeks from now. However now the serial leaker goes additional, teasing an up to date set of specs for the excessive finish RTX 4090, and so they even give a efficiency estimate.
Firstly, it is vital to notice that these are rumored specs. But when the launch is simply weeks away, the ultimate specs have certainly been set, and the primary batches of playing cards could be in manufacturing. So, lets take a look on the newest potential specs supplied by Kopite7kimi.
The shader rely has decreased relative to earlier leaks. 16,128 shader cores continues to be a dramatic enhance over the RTX 3090 Ti, however that’s not sudden given the a lot increased transistor density supplied by TSMC’s N4 course of. It’s anticipated to incorporate 24GB of 21Gbps GDDR6X reminiscence, the identical quantity and velocity that the 3090 Ti comes with.
Maybe probably the most fascinating spec is the newly rumored TDP, at 450W. After all of the discuss and rumors of 600W or extra, that’s a really welcome little bit of reports. It implies that the present RTX 3090 Ti designs are more likely to intently resemble their RTX 4090 counterparts. We have been stunned by simply how quiet the followers of the Asus TUF RTX 3090 Ti have been and if that TDP does find yourself carrying over to the RTX 4090 (and due to this fact certainly lower than 450W for a 4080) then I’m reassured that RTX 40 playing cards will likely be manageable and have the ability to run at comparatively cool temperatures with out the necessity to resort to banshee screaming followers.
||RTX 3090 Ti
||24GB GDDR6X at 21Gbps
||24GB GDDR6X at 21Gbps
Then there’s the efficiency estimate. Doubling the 3D efficiency of the RTX 3090 could be nothing in need of spectacular. Once more, that is only a rumor, however even 50% or extra could be a really spectacular generational uplift, and it could imply that Ada Lovelace SKUs may very well function improved efficiency per watt over their RTX 30 predecessors. That’s not one thing I had anticipated in any respect. If Nvidia can pull that off, it could be a dramatic shift within the narrative.
There doesn’t seem like any tech or commerce present in mid July, however that doesn’t imply something. Nvidia is completely able to internet hosting its personal launch occasion, and in reality doing so means it may take cost of the information cycle, in contrast to at a present like Computex the place the stage is shared, so to talk. If Nvidia does plan a launch occasion in July, we will count on to see teasers or a countdown within the days and weeks earlier than. Nvidia’s Computex keynote is price keeping track of subsequent week.
The opposite little nugget from Kopite7kimi’s tweet is that they’re dissatisfied with RDNA 3. Whether or not that is relative on account of the RTX 4090 2x efficiency declare or one thing with RDNA 3 itself is unknown, however even when AMD have been to cook dinner up a hypothetical RX 7900 XT with 50% or extra efficiency over a 6950 XT, it would not be sufficient if these newest Nvidia rumors grow to be correct.
It’s all getting nearer people. Begin saving. We’re all very excited to see how the looming GPU battle performs out.