NVIDIA's next-gen AD102 GPU: RTX 4090 twice as fast as the RTX 3090?!

NVIDIA's next-gen Lovelace Ada AD102 GPU rumored to pack a huge 18432 CUDA cores... up from the 10752 on GA102 in the RTX 3090.

Published Mon, Dec 28 2020 5:36 PM CST   |   Updated Sun, May 23 2021 10:47 PM CDT

NVIDIA's current flagship GeForce RTX 3090 is a beast of a graphics card, with AMD able to take a few blows with its Big Navi-powered Radeon RX 6900 XT -- but now we're hearing about the next-gen AD102 GPU.

The post-Christmas news is coming from leaker @kopite7kimi, who has said NVIDIA's next-gen AD102 GPU built on the next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU architecture will pack an insane 72 Texture Processor Clusters (TPCs) and 144 Streaming Multiprocessors.

AD102 rocking 144 SMs would see the GPU packing a quite simply insane 18432 CUDA cores, which is a gigantic 71% more CUDA cores than the flagship Ampere-based GA102 GPU that powers the GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card.

We could expect the Lovelace AD102 GPU would power the truly next-gen GeForce RTX 40 series, but we might expect the GeForce RTX 30 SUPER series. I doubt that, and I think we'll see the AD102 on Samsung's new 5nm node as the GeForce RTX 40 series -- sometime later next year to battle RDNA 3 and the Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards in 2021.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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