Video Cards & GPUs News - Page 3
NVIDIA has provided more details on its next-gen GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs and their die sizes, transistor counts, and more for the upcoming AD102, AD103, and AD104 GPUs.
The company provided some more details on its flagship AD102 GPU, but some of the pieces of the AD103 and AD104 GPU puzzles weren't there. AnandTech's Ryan Smith reported the detailed specifications of the GPUs, where we now know that NVIDIA's next-gen AD102 GPU has a 608 mm² die, 76.3B transistors, AD103 has a 378.6 mm² die, 45.9B transistors, while AD104 has a 294.5 mm² die, 35.8B transistors.
We also know that the ROP count on Ada Lovelace is significantly higher, with AD102 rolling out with a huge 192 ROPs, AD103 with 112 ROPs, and AD104 with 80 ROPs. For comparison's sake, the current-gen GA102 "Ampere" GPU has 112 ROPs (so the same as AD103). Increased ROP count = higher rasterization performance.
Uh, so you're going to want to be real, real careful with the new 12VHPWR power connector... with ZOTAC warning users that the new GeForce RTX 4090 power cable has a limited service life of 30 connects and disconnects. Yeah, just thirty times. This isn't something super new, as current connectors can't just be connected and disconnected hundreds of times without damage.
NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card uses the new 16-pin PCIe Gen5 "12VHPWR" power connector, but if you don't have a new PSU ready with a native 16-pin connector... then you'll need the 4 x 8-pin to 12VHPWR cable which is limited to 30 connect/disconnects.
As for NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card, power consumption will be 450W while we're expecting up to 600W and above with custom RTX 4090 models, like the upcoming ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO graphics card. You wouldn't want 450W to 600W or above flowing through a cable that could be damaged, so... be careful with your RTX 490 and PSU purchases.
NVIDIA unleashed its new GeForce RTX 4090 but now AIB partners are announcing their new custom RTX 4090 designs... and man... GIGABYTE's new custom AORUS GeForce RTX 4090 MASTER makes the word behemoth feel small.
The new AORUS GeForce RTX 4090 MASTER graphics card is one of the largest graphics cards that GIGABYTE has ever made, and I'm sure it's joined the club of one of the biggest graphics cards ever made, period.
We're talking about a card that is 35.8cm long -- not bad so far, but the AORUS RTX 4090 MASTER is 16.2cm wide making it a thick boi for sure. But when it comes to how tall the card is, that's where it's even chunkier: 75.1cm high.
NVIDIA showed off its next-gen GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card in a new test of Cyberpunk 2077 using a pre-release version of DLSS 3.
The performance improvement is absolutely astonishing with NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 powered with DLSS 3 enabled in Cyberpunk 2077, with performance skyrocketing from 60FPS average at 1440p maxed out, to an almost unbelievable 170FPS average (with DLSS 3 set to Quality, not to Performance mode to be specific).
If we compare this to the current-gen GeForce RTX 3090 Ti with DLSS 2 disabled, the RTX 3090 Ti spits out just 36FPS average (compared to 60FPS on the RTX 4090) while with DLSS 2 enabled on Quality mode performance bumps up just to 62FPS average.
NVIDIA has shown off its next-gen GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition graphics card during a recent demo, showing the GPU clocking close to 3.0GHz as Jensen promised.
The new GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition graphics card was powered by an Intel Core i9-12900K processor, running CD PROJEKT RED's visual showcase: Cyberpunk 2077. The game was run at 1440p using Ultra Ray Tracing and Psycho settings (maximum).
Cyberpunk 2077 running at the native 2560 x 1440 resolution on the GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition graphics card -- without DLSS enabled -- was running at 60FPS average. The AD102-300 GPU inside of the RTX 4090 was running at over 2.8GHz during this demo, sitting between 2810MHz and 2850MHz with cool temps of just 50-55C.
NVIDIA announced its huge upgrade in DLSS 3 upscaling technology with its Ada Lovelace GPU architecture reveal, where GeForce RTX 40 series GPU owners are in for a real, real huge performance leap with DLSS 3.
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the best-looking games on PC, and it is super-powered with ray tracing enabled and then performance-boosted with DLSS 2.x but the new update coming for the game will insert DLSS 3 that will drive performance on RTX 40 series GPUs through the roof.
CD PROJEKT RED will push out a new update for Cyberpunk 2077 that will add a new Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode that will boost the level of detail in the already beautifully-detailed game even higher. We have NVIDIA RTX Direct Illumination (RTXDI) which will make every single neon sign, street lamp, car headlight, LED billboard and TV accurate ray-traced lighting and shadows, bathing objects, walls, passing cars and pedestrians in accurate colored lighting.
NVIDIA has unleashed its next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU architecture, with 3 new GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards announced... and monster performance teased.
During the recent GeForce Beyond broadcast, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang said that the team has been testing Ada in the labs and have pushed it to some lofty limits. Jensen said: "we've overclocked Ada to past 3GHz in our labs".
NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card is a monster, where it's up to 2x faster than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti thanks to Ada Lovelace's new DLSS 3-ready AI upscaling technology. The next-gen AD102-300 GPU features 16384 CUDA cores and a GPU boost clock of 2.52GHz with 24GB of GDDR6X memory clocked at 21Gbps bandwidth on a 384-bit memory bus for 1TB/sec+ memory bandwidth.
Inno3D has just unveiled a few new interesting GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards, with the new flagship GeForce RTX 4090 iCHILL Frostbite graphics card.
The new Inno3D GeForce RTX 4090 iCHILL Frostbite features a tiny design that comes in at under a dual-slot, with the design of the cooled allows the components to be even closer by reducing the thickness of the thermal pads underneath.
Inno3D used software to simulate how water flowed, which provided the company with a more efficient design that also packs digital aRGB LEDs that will make for a sleek look inside of your gaming PC. The new GeForce RTX 4090 iCHILL Frostbite uses copper in its water coolers that are nickel-plated which boosts acid resistance and stops the nickel plating from peeling off, just like the previous-gen Frostbite card.
Now that the cat is out of the bag when it comes to NVIDIA's next-generation Ada Lovelace GPU architecture and new GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards, ZOTAC is here with 9 new custom GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards.
ZOTAC has three of each model: GeForce RTX 4090 24GB, RTX 4080 16GB, and RTX 4080 12GB graphics cards in AMP Extreme AIRO, Trinity OC, and Trinity variants. ZOTAC is using an all-new aerodynamic-inspired design for its new ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards, as well as more key innovations that push the limit in gaming performance, cooling efficiency, noise levels, and durability.
The new flagship ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO graphics card features a counter-rotating fan design that provides smooth airflow, extreme power phase design for stable power delivery and a strong metal die-cast backplate that provides improved durability. There's RGB lighting all around the RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO, with 5 customizable zones for what ZOTAC calls extraordinary visibility.
NVIDIA might have unveiled its next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU architecture during its GeForce Beyond broadcast, where we were introduced to a trio of new GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards, but now we are getting more details on the new flagship AD102 GPU.
The next-gen NVIDIA AD102 GPU will be at the center of the GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card, with AD102 packing up to 76.3 billion transistors, with a die size of 608.4 mm². NVIDIA's new Ada Lovelace GPUs are being made on TSMC's new 4N process node, with 2.78x the transistor density of its current-gen GA102 "Ampere" GPU made on Samsung's custom 8nm process node.
NVIDIA's new AD102 GPU has up to 18432 CUDA cores, up to 568 4th Gen Tensor Cores, and up to 142 3rd Gen RT cores while NVIDIA's new Ada Lovelace GPU architecture features Shader Execution Reordering (SER) which makes rasterization operations much, much faster: offering up to 25% more gaming performance.