If the rumors about Nvidia’s next-gen lineup are true, well-heeled avid gamers can have GPUs value drooling over (besides please don’t – Ed) All of the rumors about outrageous energy consumption and triple-slot coolers have carried out little to decrease peoples’ urge for food for the upcoming RTX 40-series. Now there’s extra gasoline so as to add to the fireplace. One of the infamous leakers has dropped a benchmark end result for the RTX 4090. It’s only one benchmark, and it’s an artificial take a look at, but when it’s true, and even near true, Nvidia really has a beast of a card on its arms. The one dangerous information is one other well-regarded leaker is saying the RTX 4090 would be the solely Ada Lovelace GPU to drop this yr.
Notable GPU tipster kopite7kimi has revealed the RTX 4090’s rating for Time Spy Excessive. It is a 4K, DirectX 12 benchmark designed to emphasize the newest CPUs and GPUs. They notice on Twitter the RTX 4090 can obtain a rating of 19,000, which might be a brand new world report by a big margin. Presently the world report is 14,977, obtained by an RTX 3090 Ti working at 2,850Mhz, presumably on LN2. The RTX 4090 is 26 % sooner than even that setup, probably whereas working on air (that’s an assumption, however a secure one). So far as the way it compares to a daily RTX 3090 Ti, PC Gamer’s overview confirmed the Asus TUF notching a rating of 11,249. That will give the 4090 a stunning 68 % benefit on this one take a look at.
It might additionally give it an hard-to-believe 85 % benefit over the Nvidia Founder’s Version RTX 3090. That’s a major efficiency achieve from one era to the following. In comparison with the RTX 3080, it’s greater than twice as quick. For reference, the RTX 2080 Ti solely scored 5,741 on this take a look at.
One factor to remember is the quantity of energy these playing cards might eat. One simple manner for Nvidia to spice up efficiency without having an incredible increase in efficiency per clock from Ampere to Lovelace could be to construct greater, extra power-hungry GPUs. Rumors have persistently pointed to an influence consumption improve for top-end playing cards from each Nvidia and AMD this yr. This isn’t to suggest Lovelace received’t be extra environment friendly — simply that Nvidia needn’t rely solely on IPC (Directions per Clock) enhancements.
This new data strains up with earlier rumors that Nvidia is pulling out all of the stops this time round. Nvidia might not be positive what AMD’s chiplet-based GPU will carry to the desk. Elevating TDPs would assist the corporate depart nothing to likelihood. That’s our assumption although, not primarily based on any proof, simply what has been rumored thus far.
The one fly within the ointment is the opposite respected leaker, Greymon55, can be reporting that solely the RTX 4090 will ship this yr. The remainder of the stack can be coming in 2023. This is able to, once more, line up with stories that Nvidia is making an attempt to push again the 40-series launch. This is able to give its companions time to filter out present 30-series stock. These playing cards will turn out to be troublesome to promote as soon as the 4000 collection stack arrives. Beforehand, Nvidia has sometimes launched at the least two GPUs from the identical household on the similar time, so solely launching the RTX 4090 could be a departure from that technique.
As at all times, we’re curious to see a couple of benchmark, particularly in an artificial take a look at. Not solely would we like some precise in-game numbers, however some leaks from the AMD could be appreciated as effectively. We’ll even be following up on these rumors as soon as Ada Lovelace launches to gauge how correct they’re, or had been.