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GeForce RTX 40 launch date could be pushed back as Nvidia is reportedly preparing the RTX 4090 Ti with an "exaggerated" cooler design

RTX 4090 Ti supposedly breaches the 100 TFLOPS barrier. (Image source: Nvidia (mocked up 3090)/Unsplash - Daniel R Deakin)
RTX 4090 Ti supposedly breaches the 100 TFLOPS barrier. (Image source: Nvidia (mocked up 3090)/Unsplash - Daniel R Deakin)
Nvidia may be planning to delay the launch of the GeForce RTX 40 GPUs if a new rumor from the prominent leaker @harukaze5719 is to be trusted. If the delay happens, it can possibly be due to deteriorating market conditions for GPU makers that have seen the prices of boards fall off a cliff and the inventory pile up.

We previously reported that Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 was reportedly scheduled to launch sometime in October and the company was soon to send out embargo details. The report came to us thanks to Tom from Moore’s Law is Dead who also mentioned that Nvidia had taken some major steps to resolve the GeForce RTX 30 series oversupply and was trying to get the AIB partners to order the RTX 40 GPUs early. Now a new rumor from @harukaze5719 suggests that Nvidia may delay the launch of the Lovelace boards.

Per harukaze, Nvidia is “considering to delay the RTX 40‘s launch” from October to November. The leaker mentions no other information. However, Greymon55, another trustworthy hardware leaker, replies to harukaze's Tweet with “Perhaps” and states that Nvidia is preparing the RTX 4090 Ti. The leaker also alleges that RTX 4090 Ti’s “cooler design is very exaggerated”.

The RTX 4090 Ti is rumored to pack 18,176 CUDA cores, 48 GB GDDR6X, and can consume up to 800 W. If the power budget is anywhere close to being accurate, the RTX 4090 Ti will be one toasty card. So, the Tweet by Greymon55 regarding the cooler design seems accurate.

If Nvidia does delay the launch of the RTX 40 boards, and that’s a big if, we can assume that the company might still have a lot of RTX 30 cards piled up. Nvidia could also be having a hard time figuring out the final specifications of the Lovelace boards as we recently reported that the company is possibly considering two different SKUs of the RTX 4070.

Finally, the potential delay can also just be a tool to force AMD’s hand to release the RDNA 3 GPUs before Team Green releases its products to better compete with Team Red. Whatever the case may be, we’ll soon know for sure in a few months.

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Fawad Murtaza, 2022-09- 2 (Update: 2022-09- 2)