Rumor mill: Every day that passes is one other one nearer to the launch of Nvidia’s RTX 4000 (Ada Lovelace) sequence. As is at all times the case with upcoming hyped merchandise, rumors about what the playing cards would possibly provide are touchdown thick and quick. The newest entails what may very well be the sequence flagship: a card with 18,176 CUDA cores, 48GB of GDDR6X reminiscence, and a TDP of 800W.
Regular leaker kopite7kimi posted a tweet about what he appropriately nicknamed “the beast.” The card is supposedly based mostly on a brand new PG139-SKU0 board design, relatively than the PG137 anticipated to be utilized by the RTX 4090, and may very well be the primary to characteristic a triple-fan reference cooler from Nvidia.
48G 24Gbps GDDR6X
complete board energy ~800W
— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) July 25, 2022
kopite7kimi believes the cardboard will pack an AD102-450-A1 GPU that includes 142 streaming multiprocessors (SMs) on 18,176 CUDA cores. That’s nonetheless a cut-down model of the full-fat AD102 GPU, which packs 144 SMs on 18,432 CUDA cores.
The beast can be mentioned to come back with a monstrous 48GB of 24 Gbps GDDR6X VRAM with a 384-bit bus interface, enabling a most bandwidth of 1.15 TB/s. That represents a rise of about 14% over the RTX 3090 Ti.
The card’s remaining spec is one which traces up with earlier rumors of Lovelace being obscenely energy hungry: an 800W TGP, which suggests we will count on it to characteristic twin 16-pin connectors.
The specs of the cardboard, particularly that 48GB of GDDR6X VRAM, recommend that the beast may very well be the primary Titan-branded Nvidia product we have seen since 2018. Titans are aimed extra at builders, researchers, and creators, relatively than avid gamers. Nvidia by no means launched any in the course of the present Ampere period, noting that its BFGPU (huge ferocious GPU) RTX 3090 and RTX 3090 Ti are a lot sooner than the previous-gen Titans.
As with all rumors, this one must be taken with a heavy dose of salt, however we appear to be listening to comparable claims concerning the RTX 4000 sequence each week, together with a current leak suggesting the RTX 4090 will probably be twice as quick because the RTX 3090. But with shoppers reigning of their spending, vitality costs at an all-time excessive, and extra folks choosing cheaper Ampere playing cards, it will be attention-grabbing to see simply how well-received Lovelace proves, and if Nvidia releases multiple card this yr.