The Nvidia RTX 4090 looks set to take the crown as the most powerful graphics cards in the upcoming Nvidia 4000 Series generation. 

Not only will it benefit from the move to the new 5nm Lovelave architecture, but could also see an increase to CUDA Cores and clock speeds. As a result, TweakTown claims the RTX 4090 could be 3x faster than the existing RTX 3090 GPU.

Keep reading on for more details on the RTX 4090, and keep this page bookmarked as we’ll be updating it once more details emerge.

Release date

The Nvidia RTX 4090 is expected to debut at an upcoming Nvidia showcase on 20th September 2022.

Although Nvidia hasn’t confirmed what it will be showing off at the event, all signs indicate that it will focus on the next generation of GeForce graphics cards.

The Nvidia RTX 4090 had previously been tipped to launch in September, so it’s possible that it could hit stores before the end of the month.

Price

Nvidia has not yet revealed the pricing information for the RTX 4090, so it’s hard to be sure how much the upcoming graphics card will cost. 

The RTX 3090 is currently priced at £1399/$1499, so the RTX 4090 could potentially see a similar price. However, there are concerns that Nvidia could hike up the cost.

Specs

The Nvidia RTX 4090 will use the new Ada Lovelace architecture, which is said to have a 5nm node. This is noticeably smaller than the 8nm on existing 30-Series graphics cards, and will therefore allow Nvidia to cram in more transistors to ensure more powerful performance. 

Twitter leaker Greymon55 also suggested the RTX 4090 GPU could see 24GB of GDDRX memory and a whopping 18,432 CUDA Core count. For comparison, the RTX 3080 has 12GB of GDDR6X memory and just 10,240 CUDA Cores. 

However, other reports (from TweakTown) claim the RTX 4090 could feature 16,384 CUDA Cores instead. It’s difficult to know which figures are accurate at this point, so take everything with a pinch of salt.

TeakTown also suggests that these specs – combined with the rumoured 2.3GHZ to 2.5GHZ clock speed range – could see the RTX 4090 boast a performance 3x faster than the RTX 3090. Of course, such a performance increase may not translate directly to gaming performance, but it still shows the scale of improvements made to the specs. 

Speaking of gaming performance, the RTX 4090 is expected to be capable of playing games at an 8K resolution, although it remains to be seen how beneficial that will be since 8K displays are still not widely available. 

Concerningly, many reports have also suggested the RTX 4090 could have a 600W TGP, which means it will require a lot of power to function and will need a high-wattage PSU. For comparison, the RTX 3090 Ti has a 450W TGP, which was considered to be very high when it first launched. 

Design

Nvidia is yet to reveal the design of the Nvidia RTX 4090, but images of the graphics card’s cooler and heat sink have seemingly leaked online. Wccftech spotted the images on Chiphell Forums, with the name ‘RTX 4090 Ti’ emblazoned on the metal plate.

Interestingly, Nvidia looks to have increased the size of the baseplate which would make sense given reports suggest the next-gen graphics cards could generate a lot of heat.

Nvidia RTX 4090 potential designNvidia RTX 4090 potential design
Credit: Chiphell Forums

Otherwise, the graphics card looks very similar to those in the previous generation, with a dual-axial fan design seemingly revealed via the above photo.

We can’t confirm whether these photos are legitimate right now, although it’s fairly common for a graphics card’s design to be leaked a few months ahead of a launch.

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