NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 latest: 450W AD102 in October, 600W later
NVIDIA is waiting and watching to see what AMD can accomplish with its upcoming RDNA 3-based GPU architecture and flagship Navi 31-based Radeon RX 7000 series graphics card.
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So much so that it will hold back the power of its GeForce RTX 4090, preparing a 600W beast, if RDNA 3 can fight for the next-gen GPU performance crown, according to the latest from Tom @ Moore’s Law, who says that NVIDIA will first release AD102 at 450W in October and will wait to see how Navi 31 performs for AMD once RDNA 3 is released.
If the flagship Navi 31-based Radeon RX 7000 series GPU can actually beat NVIDIA and its new GeForce RTX 4090 – which should be twice as fast as the GeForce RTX 3090, just to refresh you – then NVIDIA is ready with a plus. powerful AD102 GPU with up to 600W which would be launched as GeForce RTX 4090 Ti.
NVIDIA doesn’t want to be put in the position where it releases its best GPU in a higher-class “TITAN” form, and loses it to an RDNA 3-based consumer GPU. NVIDIA can’t and won’t let that happen… so we are waiting for RDNA 3. I think NVIDIA should do this, don’t wait, put it down now.
Release everything, like the Kraken. Do it anyway, so hard and fast AMD can’t respond with enough Navi 31 based Radeon GPUs. If it’s about not crumpling Jensen’s leather jacket, then you’re not feeling enough forces g, geddit.
AMD has been building its new RDNA 3 architecture for many years now, with the Navi 31 based Radeon RX 7900 XT (or RX 7950 XT, RX 7970 XT) and its MCD based chiplet design to move away from how it (and NVIDIA) have already built GPUs for their consumer graphics cards.
Tom explains, “there are a few good reasons for NVIDIA to say to its partners ‘hey look, we’re sure it’s 450W, we’re sure it’s the 4090, set the stage to do a 600W card, but get ready- it and wait for now'”. He continues, “Until NVIDIA knows exactly the optimal performance of RDNA 3 – they don’t technically know where they need to take the 4090 Ti – if the 4090 launches and takes the performance crown… then they can just Wait”. According to his sources, here’s what we should expect:
- Source 1: “The RTX 4090 24GB at ~450W is confirmed for an October launch going forward, but plans may still change.”
- Source 2: “Nothing is 100% decided yet, but currently NVIDIA is planning to launch 450W AD102 as “RTX 4090″ in October. The full 600W AD102 has not been technically canceled yet. not named either…”.
- Spring 3: “The actual volume of Lovelace will arrive before December”.
Tom continued: “They can tell their AIBs ‘hey take all the time you need in the world… actually we’re actually going to wait to learn a bit of the 4090, redesign the map a bit like we did with the 3090 Ti…maybe even wait for GDDR7…and then we can launch that in some flagships that we know AMD can’t touch early or mid next year, or even if they know AMD can’t touch it, they can actually wait until December to ramp it up – kinda like the TITAN Volta situation – where they say “hey, we have this 48GB card, it’s going to use 600W, it’s the new TITAN, AMD can’t touch it.” Get the future early with us“.
“Or of course, if they know they’re not going to win the performance crown…they’ll just equalize — well, that’s where they go — oh throw the 4090 Ti 600W right now . DO NOT call it the TITAN. We never want anyone to shuffle a card we call a TITAN again.“.