The Nvidia RTX 4090 could be more powerful than we thought

It’s a foregone conclusion that Nvidia’s next-gen RTX 40 Series will be the most exciting upgrade we’ve seen yet for its GPUs.

Rumors have already pointed in the direction of the huge performance boost the upcoming boards will perform, but a new report suggests the GPU lineup will be even better than previously thought.

Graphics card in the Mainingear Vybe.
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As reported by Ditchingcredible tech insider Kopite7kimi – who has been at the forefront of next-generation GPU rumors – recently stated that it should be “easy to get to 2.8GHz, at least not very difficult” for Team Green’s AD102 GPU die. , which is said to be the chip that the RTX 4090

In comparison, the GeForce RTX 3090 has a base clock speed of 1.79 GHz. In any case, the aforementioned 2.8GHz figure and the assumption that hitting that clock speed isn’t hard seems like an understatement, according to a new report from Kopite.

He has now followed up on his original tweet by stating that: “I have to say we can expect a much higher frequency.”

Of course, the suspicion will now fuel the rumors of a base clock speed of at least 3GHz for the RTX 4090. Hardware Times too highlights how custom liquid-cooled models will obviously push that number further.

Even with such unprecedented clock speeds for standard models, the website still believes peak power will remain in the 400 to 450 watt range.

Elsewhere, Hardware Times points out how clock speeds of 3GHz could therefore theoretically see the RTX 4090 variant surpass the 100 TFLOP limit. we have heard rumors earlier this year in regards to this GPU approaching that unheard of TFLOP mark.

Still, according to the website, “significant heat generation and unreasonable power consumption” are the drawbacks with such a high number of TFLOPs. It also reiterates how the RTX 4080 should hit the mark of 50 TFLOPs, while the RTX 4070 should exceed 30 TFLOPs.

Anyway, Nvidia is reportedly working on a GPU that require a massive 900 watts of powerso you can only imagine what kind of TFLOP performance that particular video card will provide.

So how does a base boost clock of 3GHz compare to AMD’s own next-gen Radeon 7000 series? We’ll have to wait and see for both companies to officially introduce their new graphics cards. That said, rumors circulating around Team Red’s offerings suggest they may eventually beat Nvidia in both efficiency and performance† Only time will tell who comes out on top.

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