Let’s return to the topic of graphics cards for a theme that, as widely predicted in recent days, will hold the bench from here until autumn, a period that should coincide with the launch of the next-gen NVIDIA and AMD GPUs. Today we are talking about NVIDIA and the GeForce RTX 40 “Ada Lovelace” series , a much discussed line in recent weeks due to the probable technical specifications and, above all, the consumption it could have in relation to the performance offered.
If with the alleged top of the range GeForce RTX 4090 you could finally touch the 100 TFLOPs wall , on the consumption side things are not going very well: this card should in fact have a base TBP of 600 watts, a value that will be greatly exceeded by the custom models. which can count up to a maximum of two PCI-E 5.0 connectors (600 + 600 theoretical watts).
As happened for the GeForce RTX 30 series with the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (Review) , NVIDIA may already have a probable GeForce RTX 4090 Ti in the pipeline , a card that is already being talked about and that will certainly be discussed as well. According to the most recent rumors leaked from the network, the flagship model based on the Ada Lovelace architecture will be even more extreme, both in terms of technical specifications and in terms of energy.
Going into more detail, the more thrilling version of NVIDIA AD102 will have the same Cuda Core number as its younger sister – RTX 4090 – or 18,432; what will change compared to the current generation will instead be the quantity of VRAM which, according to what is reported, could double to 48GB . The alleged GeForce RTX 4090 Ti will certainly have higher clock rates for the GPU, but the GDDR6X chips will also be faster, assuming 24 Gbps on a 384-bit bus (1.15 TB / s of bandwidth); all of this will obviously be accompanied by even more extreme consumption which could even reach 900 watts , which can be reached thanks to two PCI-E 5.0 12pin connectors.
With these characteristics, NVIDIA could succeed in its intent to exceed the fateful 100 TFLOPs, but what we are starting to ask ourselves is: at what price? Tell us yours in the comments.