Next year we will see new Nvidia 4000 series graphics cards. Nvidia RTX 4090 will be a real monster.
Looking at the development of the computer hardware market, one conclusion can be drawn – progress seems to be something inevitable. For now, we are still at the moment when something can always be faster, stronger, more efficient and in many respects – better. We now have DDR5 behind DDR4, the new Intel processors seem to be very promising, so it was only a matter of time before we hear about new graphics cards from Nvidia. So it happened, and although we’ve heard rumors about the STX 4000 series for some time, only now we have the first information about what we can really expect from the new cards. It turns out that a lot.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 will be a real monster
As reported by leaks, the next flagship model of Nvidia is to be made in 5 nm technology by TSMC and is to have 18,432 CUDA cores, which is 7,936 more than the current top 3090. Its power is to oscillate around 85 to 92 TFLOPs, which is three times more than 3090 (35.5).
This means that the new graphics cards from Nvidia can be up to 3x more powerful than the currently most powerful hardware. However, such power does not come for free. Under full load, they are to have a power consumption of up to 650W, which means that the power of the power supply will have to exceed 1000 W, and ideally – it will have to target even 1,200 W. The cards are to appear on the market in the third quarter of 2022.
Good luck to anyone looking to purchase the GeForce RTX 4090
As we all know, the life of the RTX 3000 series was marked by “no”. First, the cards were bought by miners mining cryptocurrencies, and then the market, like a tsunami, was hit by the problem with semiconductors, which resulted in dizzying prices on both the primary and secondary markets. If experience teaches anything, it can be expected that it will also be similar this time. The threefold increase in power was definitely not cheap to achieve, so the starting RTX 4090 price will definitely be a lot, but it’s much higher. Moreover, many market studies predict that by 2022 we will not deal with the problem of the semiconductor shortage at all, and we certainly will not go back to normal.
The increased power of the card will certainly also tempt people involved in mining cryptocurrencies. Yes, I know Nvidia is going to block some of the current cards that they would not be suitable for mining, but also security has been broken in the past and somehow I do not think that they will not try to do it with such a tasty morsel as 4090. So I am convinced that getting new Nvidia graphics cards will be just as difficult and in the case of the top model – even fewer people will be able to afford it.