Nvidia’s RTX 4090 doesn’t consume as much power as feared, according to new speculation that AMD’s next-generation GPU is “disappointing” compared to Team Green’s Lovelace.
This is the latest word from Kopite7kimi, one of Twitter’s usual hardware leakers, summarizing some of the RTX 4090’s specs and making a noticeable change in power usage.
OK, let’s make a new summary. RTX 4090, AD102-300, 16128FP32, 21Gbps 24G GDDR6X, 450W, ~ 2×3090. I was disappointed with RDNA3. that’s all.May 16, 2022
As you can see, the RTX 4090 runs on 126 streaming multiprocessors, or 16,128 CUDA cores, and claims to use 450W of power. Kopite7kimi also reiterated its recent claim that Lovelace’s flagship offers about twice the performance of the RTX 3090 and comes with 24GB of GDDR6X VRAM (running at 21Gbps).
The last part of the tweet darkens AMD’s reading and states: “I’m disappointed with RDNA3. That’s all.”
In a word, it hurts.
Analysis: What is the suspicious reason?
So what’s so disappointing about AMD? The leaker hasn’t elaborated on it to further explain why RDNA3 isn’t forming so well, despite many suggestions from other residents of Twitter.
Perhaps it’s wrapped in a relative performance level compared to Nvidia Lovelace. Perhaps the rumors that AMD is making breakthroughs in efficiency with the reduced power requirements of the RTX 4090 are no longer convincing.
The RTX 4090 was previously claimed to consume about 600W of power (even more in old rumors), but the 450W looks much more palatable. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a lot, but it’s actually the same as the RTX 3090 Ti, but it offers twice the performance of the RTX 3090-this is impressive. (Of course, I’m very skeptical about this leak at this point, assuming all this is correct).
If the RTX 4090 uses a quarter less power than was thought, it makes more sense to use the RTX 4000 graphics card, which is further down the range, with respect to the demands on the PSU. The RTX4070, previously fixed at a consumption of 300W, could be less.
Another new rumor that Nvidia has just aired has another advantage. This means Team Green will release the next generation GPU much sooner than expected, and we may see some launch early in the third quarter. .. Perhaps that’s just the first announcement, but Nvidia is expected to jump to RDNA 3, and there’s probably some distance. This could also be part of the reason why Kopite7kimi feels “disappointed” with AMD cards when talking about the near future in the GPU world.
It’s silly to be crazy about the idea that AMD lost the next-generation GPU battle at this point, especially when rumors are circulating around the team. Red RX7000 product.
At this point, the rumored factory can’t even decide whether to have dual GPUs on its flagship RDNA 3 graphics card, but with another sign that AMD’s next-generation products aren’t too close to arrival. It can be seen (speculation from leakers tends to at least get the basics nailed as GPU range launches approach).