Have you finally found a gaming GPU that fits your budget now that the market has returned to normal? Here’s another reason to hold out: the Nvidia RTX 4090 might debut as early as mid-July (via VideoCardz).
That’s according to kopite7kimi, the leaker who properly anticipated the RTX 3090 and RTX 3090 specs, among other things.
According to Kopite7kimi’s newest forecasts, the RTX 4090 will use up to 450W of power on its own, exactly like the $1,999 RTX 3090 Ti Nvidia released in March, but will have a lot more cores: 16,128 of them combined with 24GB of GDDR6X RAM running at 21Gbps.
While that’s just about 50% more cores than the RTX 3090, it’s based on Nvidia’s new Ada Lovelace architecture, which apparently crams in a ton of extra hardware as well, leading some to believe we’ll see double the raw performance this generation. If you’re interesting, Wccftech has a decent discussion of the math, however Kimi is now recommending less cores and lower power (450W versus 600W) for the RTX 4090 than earlier.
Kimi has been making predictions for months, but we’ve been waiting for them to become more concrete. The ones deliberately branded “April Fools’ Day” didn’t inspire much trust, as you might anticipate!
Remember how one Nvidia fan expected the RTX 4090 to be a 1,000W card with two power connections and 48GB of RAM on April Fools’ Day? Nvidia is reportedly testing a 900W card with 48GB of RAM that requires two 16-pin power connections, according to Kimi.