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At 2.5GHz, NVIDIA’s RTX 4090 Could be Up to 2.5x Faster than the RTX 3090: 600W TGP, Launch in Q3 2022

NVIDIA’s next-gen RTX 40 series “Ada Lovelace” graphics cards are slated to launch in the third quarter of the year (August/September). According to various rumors and leaks, these GPUs will roughly double the floating-point capabilities, thanks to TSMC’s N5 (5nm EUV) node and a robust microarchitecture. The AD102 die will reportedly accommodate up to 18,432 FP32 cores (ALUs), nearly twice as much as the Ampere top-die (GA102). In addition to this, the core clocks will be able to break the 2GHz barrier (even at stock), and level with AMD’s RDNA 2/3 offerings, with boost clocks approaching the 2.5GHz mark.

18K shaders pulsating at 2.5GHz resulting in a mammoth compute rating of 90 TFLOPs (FP32), 2.5x more than the RTX 3090, and a whopping 3x more than the RTX 3080. All these extra frame rates will come at a cost though. Even with the most advanced process node, and the world’s best engineers, squeezing in this kind of compute into a consumer die will result in a TDP of over 500W. Although not necessarily true for all models, the AIB overclocked models of the RTX 4090/4090 Ti might even exceed the 600W limit.

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Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.
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