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Updated | Leaked document showcases mystery GeForce RTX 4000 graphics card performing two times faster than its Ampere-based predecessor

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4000 series of graphics cards are set to be unveiled soon (image via Nvidia)
Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4000 series of graphics cards are set to be unveiled soon (image via Nvidia)
Nvidia's internal test data for an unspecified GeForce RTX 4000 series graphic card has been leaked online. The SKU in question isn't a flagship model, and it is, on average, two times faster than Ampere in gaming and productivity applications such as Cyberpunk 2077, Control, Blender and Autodesk Arnold.

Update: The leaker in question admitted that they fabricated the information and that the graphs are a work of fiction. Notebookcheck would like to apologise to our readers for any misunderstanding caused by news coverage of this matter. 

Original story:

Multiple leaks have talked about Ada Lovelace's tentative performance gains over Ampere. The near two-node shift combined with a superior TSMC N4 process will almost certainly deliver stellar results. Now, Twitter leaker Qbitleaks has posted Nvidia's internal testing numbers for an unnamed GeForce RTX 4000 series graphics card. While the exact SKU isn't specified, it is not a "flagship" model, meaning it could be a GeForce RTX 4080 or lower.

The graphs showcase a mix of gaming and productivity workloads. While the performance gains are impressive in most applications, the make and model of the reference graphics card isn't mentioned. It is possibly the GeForce RTX 3090 or RTX 3090 Ti, as it is the best of what Ampere has to offer.

For productivity benchmarks, the applications included Autodesk Arnold, Chaos V-Ray and Blender. The mystery Ada Lovelace card outperforms its Ampere-based predecessor by a factor of 2. Some of the games that got tested include Control, Cyberpunk 2077, Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition, Quake 2 RTX and Dying Light 2. Performance gains range between 1.8x and 2.2x without DLSS enabled.

Nvidia is no stranger to making exaggerated claims about the performance of its next-generation hardware, so the graph should be treated with skepticism. That said, Ada Lovelace can blow Ampere out of the water solely based on raw clock speeds. Even a mid-tier card such as the GeForce RTX 4070 can supposedly boost up to 2.6 GHz and some of its higher-end siblings can easily breach the 3.0 GHz barrier. AIBs could push it even further with proper cooling and power delivery.

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Ada Lovelace vs Ampere performance gains (image via Qbitleaks on Twitter)
Ada Lovelace vs Ampere performance gains (image via Qbitleaks on Twitter)
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Anil Ganti, 2022-09- 7 (Update: 2022-09- 9)