NVIDIA’s next-gen GeForce RTX 4080/4090 GPUs are going to fall short of rival AMD’s Radeon RX 7800 XT/7900 XT offerings when they both launch later this year. This was shared by Tom (MLID) in his latest video on the state of RDNA 3 and Ada Lovelace GPUs. According to his source, the best NVIDIA can currently do with Ada is 60-80% faster than existing Ampere parts. While this is nothing to scoff at, it’s still a notch lower than what AMD’s chiplet based Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7900 XT will be capable
There are several rumors circulating online regarding the target performance of the RDNA 3 top guns, with some even claiming an uplift of 3x over the RX 6900 XT. Personally, I find this highly unlikely (impossible even). A generational gain of 2x-2.5x is more likely and will be sufficient to give NVIDIA’s RTX 4080 and 4090 a run for their money.
Finally, on the matter of the power consumption of the higher-end Ada GPUs. NVIDIA is reportedly looking to hike the TBP of its next-gen offerings to make sure that they keep up with AMD’s radical chiplet designs. More on the RTX 40 and Radeon RX 7000 GPUs: