I used AI to assist Nvidia design an 800W model of the RTX 4090
I am not above a bit of by-product foolishness of a bleak monday morning. And so I requested the AI painter de jour, DALL-E mini (opens in new tab), to assist visualise what an 800W RTX 4090 (opens in new tab) may seem like ought to the inexperienced group go all out. I believe DALL-E has really nailed the cooling array, so I will steal it and see if I can get a design credit score from Jen-Hsun.
We’re edging ever nearer to the launch of the brand new Nvidia RTX 40-series graphics playing cards, but we do not actually have so much to go on when it comes to what they are going to seem like. And even actually how they are going to be specced out.
There have been rumours some time again of the inexperienced group testing AD102 boards with 800W whole board energy (TBP), and although that’s unlikely to really seem in a launch graphics card—at the very least not for the buyer market—I kinda needed to see what one may seem like. The DALL-E design encompasses a dual-fan cooling array on prime, with a supplementary 120mm fan pushing air down the size of the PCB, presumably to an exhaust vent pointing in direction of the again of the PC.
That may lead to a really chunky, possibly five-slot graphics card design, however it certain would be capable to home a heatsink able to holding such a scorching and heavy Ada Lovelace GPU cooled. However yeah, ‘heavy’ may very effectively be the watchword right here if ‘effectivity’ definitely is not; you are going to desire a help bracket in there, I might wager.
Fortunately, the newest rumours recommend the top-end card of the following Nvidia technology, the RTX 4090 can be a 450W board. That’s nonetheless fairly ludicrous, contemplating the GeForce RTX 3090 was a 350W card.
Yeah, I do know the RTX 3090 Ti is a 450W card, too, however that can be a daft board.
Some updates. RTX 4090, AD102-300, 16384FP32, 384bit 21Gbps 24G GDDR6X,RTX 4080, AD103-300, 10240FP32, 256bit (?18Gbps 16G GDDR6?), RTX 4070, AD104-275, 7168FP32, 160bit 18Gbps GDDR6 10G. And DO NOT count on a decrease MSRP.June 23, 2022
In any case, as soon as we would established what an tremendous over-specced card would seem like I then questioned what could be happening underneath the hood when such a GPU may require its personal discrete energy provide.
That is one hell of blurry cable hell prediction proper right here…
As a way to be even-handed with regards the substitute intelligences concerned I additionally let Nvidia’s personal GauGan2 AI Artwork instrument have a go at creating us a over-powered 800W RTX 4090 design. To be truthful, it would not have an ‘object’ setting, and is healthier suited to creating panorama photos.
Nonetheless, this appears like a tortured digital soul determined to be cherished. Or at the very least taken for a wee day journey to the seaside.
|GPU||CUDA cores||Reminiscence||Reminiscence bus||Reminiscence velocity||TBP|
|GeForce RTX 4090||AD102-300||16,384||24GB GDDR6X||384-bit||21Gbps||450W|
|GeForce RTX 4080||AD103-300||10,240||16GB GDDR6||256-bit||18Gbps||420W|
|GeForce RTX 4070||AD104-275||7,168||10GB GDDR6||160-bit||18Gbps||300W|
Dave has been gaming because the days of Zaxxon and Girl Bug on the Colecovision, and code books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Demise Race 2000!). He constructed his first gaming PC on the tender age of 16, and eventually completed bug-fixing the Cyrix-based system round a yr later. When he dropped it out of the window. He first began writing for Official PlayStation Journal and Xbox World many a long time in the past, then moved onto PC Format full-time, then PC Gamer, TechRadar, and T3 amongst others. Now he is again, writing in regards to the nightmarish graphics card market, CPUs with extra cores than sense, gaming laptops hotter than the solar, and SSDs extra capacious than a Cybertruck.