NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4000 Series Overview
NVidia’s RTX 4090 is the new flagship of a new generation of NVidia graphics cards based on its Ada Lovelace architecture. It brings with it new technologies, new enhancements, and a big uplift in general GPU performance. It’s looking to support the next generation of games with big improvements to ray tracing and deep learning super sampling (DLSS) performance in particular.
The NVidia RTX 4090 is shaping up to be the most powerful GeForce card ever, and all signs point towards it being the new king of the GPU jungle. All that’s left is to test AMD’s latest, and we can determine who belongs on top. As the NVidia GeForce RTX 4000 flagship, the RTX 4090 represents the best from team green’s new pixel pushers based on its new Ada Lovelace architecture.
The RTX 4090 is based on NVidia’s new Ada Lovelace architecture built on the latest TSMC 4nm process. That allows for unprecedented efficiency and a much more compact design. The RTX 4090 has more than 50% more CUDA cores than the RTX 3090, and it manages that while increasing clock speeds dramatically. Memory configurations are much the same, with 24GB of GDDR6X running with a 384-bit width.
The RTX 4090 is around 68% faster than the RTX 3090 Ti at 4K and close to 90% faster than the RTX 3090. That’s a huge generational leap, much more than we typically see. In many cases, it’s not just a higher number — it’s a performance advantage that makes a big difference. In Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K with all of the settings maxed out, for example, the RTX 4090 managed a 78 frames per second average. In the previous generation, there wasn’t a single GPU that could crack 60 fps in this game with all the sliders turned up.
NVidia recommends an 850W power supply at a minimum for anyone running this graphics card, but the 450W power draw is no more than was already pulled by the RTX 3090 Ti, so it’s not an enormous increase over the previous generation.
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We have to stress that all of this information is only based on rumor. Nvidia hasn’t said anything about the RTX 4090 Ti yet. And if this GPU does ever be released, we will need to wait at least until the last quarter of 2023.