NVIDIA has unveiled the GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards, comprising the RTX 4090 and two variants of the RTX 4080. The new cards are based on Nvidia’s next-generation Ada Lovelace architecture and DLSS3, promising huge performance gains as compared to the previous RTX 30 series cards.
The cards are built on the TSMC 4nm manufacturing process and feature third-generation ray-tracing cores, AV1 encoding, and DLSS3. Nvidia claims the RTX 4090 can consistently deliver 100 FPS in 4K resolution games.
Nvidia RTX 4090 Specifications And Features
At the top of Nvidia’s latest lineup is the RTX 4090, a massive new GPU both literally and figuratively. This one’s a chunky beast that NVIDIA claims delivers 4x the performance of its predecessor. It’s the world’s first GPU based on the Ada Lovelace architecture, offering a generational leap in performance and efficiency.
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The RTX 4090 ships with 24GB of GDDR6X memory and 384-bit memory interface and features 16384 CUDA cores with boost clocks going up to 2.52GHz. The company claims it is 2-4x faster than the RTX 3090 Ti, despite running on the same amount of power. The RTX 4090 has a power rating of 450W and runs on either a single 16-pin PCIe Gen 5 or 3x 8-pin PCIe cables.
Nvidia claims up to 83 teraflops of shader power, twice as much as the previous generation, along with 2.8x more effective ray-tracing cores. It also boasts of 5x more powerful tensor cores and other architectural improvements. These are tightly coupled with a custom TSMC 4nm process that delivers 2x better power efficiency.
Nvidia RTX 4080 Specifications And Features
The RTX 4080, which NVIDIA claims is 2-4x faster than the previous RTX 3080 Ti, comes in two variants. The top-end has 16GB GDDR6X memory while the one below features 12GB memory. The 16GB variant has 9728 CUDA cores with a 2.51GHz boost clock and a 256-bit interface. The 12GB variant has a 192-bit interface and 7680 CUDA cores with a 2.61GHz boost clock.
The 16GB variant has a power rating of 750W, while the 12GB requires 700W. The former, while maintaining the same graphics memory as before, is more powerful. It delivers 780 Tensor TFLOPs, 113 RT TFLOPs, and 49 Shared TFLOPs of power.
Nvidia RTX 4090, RTX 3080 Price In India & Availability
The RTX 4090 and the 4080 GPUs will be available as both founder’s editions as well as custom boards, including stock-clocked and factory-overclocked models. OEM partners include ASUS, Colorful, Gainward, Galaxy, GIGABYTE, Inno3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac.
The RTX 4090 will be available from October 12, starting at ₹1,77,000. The RTX 4080 12GB and 16GB graphics cards will be available from November, starting at ₹99,500 and ₹1,33,000, respectively.