NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Leak News To Launch In 450W & 600W Variants, Must be Lower in Price Than RTX 3090 Ti

New rumors in the graphics hardware market that the power consumption of Nvidia’s latest GPUs has returned to sanity are now going in the opposite direction. This time, Nvidia is said to have a Moonshot GPU in the wings. Rumors suggest that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card will be available in both 450W and 600W variants and will be priced below the MSRP of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. According to notorious leak sources kopite7kimi, Nvidia will go back to its old launch model with Ada Lovelace. This means that it will offer a true “flagship” GPU with the Titan brand. In other words, a halo product with outrageous specs and prices. Titan GPUs always have much more VRAM than their GeForce counterparts because they are built for creators/computing, not gamers.

Rumor has it that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 may be the only “Ada Lovelace” powered graphics card to launch and hit store shelves this year, with other variants possibly slipping into Q1 2023. The fastest next-gen RTX graphics card will have 18,176 FP32 cores which are paired with 48GB whooping of GDDR6X memory via a 384-bit bus. The GPU core will run between 2.5 GHz and 3 GHz depending on the cooling solution and workload, while the memory chips will run at 24 Gb/s. NVIDIA is very serious about their existing GPU inventory, and AIB may have asked the green team to wait a little longer before launching new cards, which is also why we’re seeing the current flagship line drop on retail sites in the price range.

Speaking of comparisons, even though Nvidia keeps clocks relatively consistent between generations, the RTX 4090 Ti could have more than 70% more processing power than the RTX 3090 Ti. The number of cores is a 56% increase over the RTX 3090, so a lot of things like clocks, cache, architecture, and various other technologies push the performance up by such a huge margin. We’ve already seen more than a 2x performance boost over the rumored RTX 3090 graphics card. 

Memory bandwidth, meanwhile, can only be 14% higher, so Nvidia would need improved cache or memory compression technologies to scale performance. Regardless, it looks like a huge increase in performance – and power consumption. The RTX 4090 Ti should also feature a full 96MB L2 cache block and boast a single-precision performance of 100 TFLOPs or more.

 In addition to these two, the RTX 4080 Ti will also use the AD102 die. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card is said to come in both 450W and 600W TGP flavors. The reference design will most likely be kept at 450W, but AIBs will have the option to go up to 600W in their designs. It is further clarified that the 450W and 600W variants will have the same boost clock limit, but the higher TGP variant will have a lower chance of hitting its TGP wall and may end up giving a slightly better performance boost in games. NVIDIA keeps this gigantic monstrosity waiting in the wings in case rival AMD surprises the Mean Green with its own terrifyingly oversized GPU. Based on what we’ve heard in leaks and rumors, AMD’s next-gen parts are expected to be competitive with the 450W version of the AD102, but we haven’t heard of anything that can compete with this power-guzzling part.

Compiling all the rumors, a forum member states that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 will have a lower MSRP than the RTX 3090 Ti. The RTX 3090 Ti had an MSRP of $1999 and the RTX 3090 had an MSRP of $1499. There is another source of leaked rumors, according to Wccftech the RTX 4090 will be cheaper than the $1,999 RTX 3090 Ti. It may also be the only 40-series GPU that Nvidia will launch in 2022. Nvidia needs to clear its existing 30-series inventory from the pipeline before launching an equivalent GPU. It will still list its flagship but may delay the rest of the stack until there is room for it in the channel. Note that the rumor doesn’t list a lower MSRP than the standard RTX 3090, but a more expensive RTX 3090 Ti. So we could get another price increase over the previous Non-Ti model 90 around $1699-1799.

Aleem Iqbal
Aleem Iqbal is a hardcore gamer since childhood. He developed his passion for writing due to gaming. He is a graduate of Virtual University. He started writing about 4 years ago.