Nvidia increased the power limit to 450 watts with the RTX 3090 Ti graphics card. Independent testing has also revealed the card is especially beneficial when the power limit is set to a more sane 300 watts.
The Ada Lovelace architecture for the future is still unknown, but the story hasn''t kept the reporter from giving up the truth. According to @kopite7kimi, Nvidia might be developing a monster GPU that will compete with the RTX 3090 Ti in many aspects.
A full-fat AD102 processor with a TGP of less than 900 watts, higher clock speeds, and 48 gigabytes of GDDR6X memory is said to be being tested. The test board reportedly comes with two PCIe 5.0 16-pin power connectors, similar to the RTX 3090 Ti which comes with a single connector.
This might be the first Nvidia Titan product in years or simply a warning that transient loads and power spikes on engineering samples are too high to handle with one 16-pin power connector. A leakage layout for reference RTX 4000 series boards is only one of these, and are otherwise quite similar to Ampere reference designs. The worst-case scenario is where the incorrect April Fools concept from a year ago will materialize into an actual product.
The rest of the RTX 4000 series line-up will have similar TGP ratings than Ampere predecessors. Most importantly, the RTX 4080 might include 16 gigabytes of GDDR6, while the RTX 4070 will carry 12 gigabytes of GDDR6. These are only preliminary features and are subject to changes down the line, but it would be a significant improvement over the RTX 3000 series.
The GeForce RTX 4000 series lineup is expected to break cover this fall and may be the first Nvidia GPUs that are designed with the help of AI. In the meantime, PSU manufacturers are getting ready for this new generation of power-hungry graphics cards. The only model we''ve seen so far is the Gigabyte GP-UD1000GM at Newegg, with a price tag of $189.99.