NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090: 2x faster than RTX 3090 Ti for $1599

NVIDIA's next-gen flagship GeForce RTX 4090 has finally been revealed: AD102 GPU with 76 billion transistors, 24GB GDDR6X, launches October 12 for $1599.

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090: 2x faster than RTX 3090 Ti for $1599
Published Sep 20, 2022 10:32 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Sep 20 2022 12:18 PM CDT
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NVIDIA has just announced its next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU architecture and three new GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards, with the new flagship GeForce RTX 4090 finally detailed in all its next-gen GPU glory.

The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card features the AD102 GPU and made on TSMC's new 4nm process node, with a chunky 76 billion transistors inside of the RTX 4090. The new AD102-300 GPU has 16384 CUDA cores and a GPU boost clock of up to 2520MHz (just like all of the leaks have been saying, really).

NVIDIA has its 3rd Gen RT Cores and 4th Gen Tensor Cores inside of the Ada Lovelace GPU-powered GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards, as well as support for NVIDIA's next-gen DLSS 3 upscaling technology. NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 4090 still rolls out with 24GB of GDDR6X memory clocked at 21Gbps (just like the RTX 3090 Ti), which will be on a 384-bit memory bus that will feature up to 1TB/sec+ of memory bandwidth.

The new GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition graphics card will feature a single 16-pin PCIe power connector and 450W TBP, while I'm sure we'll hear about the purported 660W+ custom RTX 4090s coming soon. For comparison's sake, NVIDIA's current-gen Ampere-based flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti has a 350W TBP.

NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card will launch on October 12 for $1599.

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NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 "Ada Lovelace" graphics card

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 quick specs

  • CUDA cores: 16384
  • GPU boost clock: 2.52GHz
  • GPU base clock: 2.23GHz
  • Memory: 24GB GDDR6X
  • Memory interface: 384-bit
  • Graphics card power: 450W
  • Power connectors: 3 x 8-pin (or PCIe Gen5 cable)

The new GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs also have dual AV1 encoders that support up to 8K 60FPS recordings, which is pretty damn impressive.

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NVIDIA's new Ada Lovelace GPU architecture is a "Quantum Leap" says NVIDIA

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang explained during the GeForce Beyond broadcast that: "for rasterized games, Ada is up to 2x faster, and its 4x faster for ray-traced games". He continued: "Ada is incredibly energy efficient, over twice the performance for the same power compared to Ampere... and you can really push Ada. We've overclocked Ada to past 3GHz in our labs".

Jensen continued: "compared to the RTX 3090 Ti, the new RTX 4090 is 2x faster in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 3x faster in Portal RTX and 4x faster on RacerX". He added: "GeForce RTX 4090 is the "new heavyweight champ".

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NVIDIA's new Ada Lovelace GPU architecture: 76 billion transistors, TSMC 4N process, Micron G6X memory

NVIDIA also announced the new GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card, which starts at $1199 and rolls out with 16GB and 12GB GDDR6X models. NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4080 12GB graphics card will start from $899, while the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB graphics card starts at $1199.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB quick specs

  • CUDA cores: 9728
  • GPU boost clock: 2.51GHz
  • GPU base clock: 2.21GHz
  • Memory: 16GB GDDR6X
  • Memory interface: 256-bit
  • Graphics card power: 320W
  • Power connectors: 3 x 8-pin (or PCIe Gen5 cable)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB quick specs

  • CUDA cores: 7680
  • GPU boost clock: 2.61GHz
  • GPU base clock: 2.31GHz
  • Memory: 12GB GDDR6X
  • Memory interface: 192-bit
  • Graphics card power: 285W
  • Power connectors: 2 x 8-pin (or PCIe Gen5 cable)
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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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