NVIDIA's next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU will be powering the GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards later this year, with rumors already circling that power numbers will be Fermi levels of high -- fresh rumors are here -- so prepare your power bills.
In his latest video, Tom @ Moore's Law is Dead has said that his sources are saying "we were told 400W+ is going to be the new norm for enthusiast products. However, we have been given no indication of anything close to 800W". Another source said: "NVIDIA has told us power consumption is going way up. I expect at least 450-550W".
Another two sources added: "500-600W is the current expectation" and "AD102 will use at least 450W, and I think 600W is doable on air".
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Now, we should expect the AD102 GPU powering both the GeForce RTX 4090 and GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards, with the RTX 4090 possibly being offered with the next-gen GDDR7 memory that will be offered at 32Gbps bandwidth. We should see a 384-bit memory bus, and double the performance in rasterization and ray tracing, over the RTX 3090.
You can't have double the performance of the GeForce RTX 3090, without a huge hike in power consumption -- or some incredible new GPU architecture -- but NVIDIA will be throwing multiple solutions into beating RDNA 3 with Ada Lovelace (new GPU + GDDR7 + more).
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