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NVIDIA RTX Titan Ada: Four-slot and full AD102 graphics card shelved after melting PSUs

NVIDIA may stick with the RTX 4090 as its most powerful consumer graphics card until RDNA 3 shows what its made of. (Image source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA may stick with the RTX 4090 as its most powerful consumer graphics card until RDNA 3 shows what its made of. (Image source: NVIDIA)
Reportedly, NVIDIA was developing an even more powerful version of the GeForce RTX 4090. Billed as the Titan Ada or the RTX 4090 Ti, the graphics card is thought to be a whopping four slots thick and requires twin 16-pin power connectors. Supposedly, NVIDIA has ceased development though, with multiple reasons spelling the end of the Titan Ada for now.

There have been rumours about an RTX 4090 Ti for a while, although NVIDIA has only announced the RTX 4090 and two versions of the RTX 4080 so far. Incidentally, the company is also thought to have the RTX 4070 in the pipeline, as we discussed yesterday. However, Moore's Law Is Dead (MLID) claims to have been told information about a new RTX Titan, dubbed the RTX Titan Ada.

Explaining in a recent YouTube video, MLID believes that the RTX Titan Ada could be the RTX 4090 Ti. In saying that, the leaker reports that industry sources refer to the unreleased card as a member of the Titan series and not an RTX 4090 Ti. Citing a source that has proven 'more than legit' over the last six months, MLID states that the RTX Titan Ada has a 600-700 W TDP, not 800-1,000 W as earlier rumours claimed. Additionally, the card relied on a full AD102 configuration with twin 16-pin power connectors.

Supposedly, the RTX Titan Ada spanned four slots too, which would make even the RTX 4090 look rather small. Reputedly, development units are so large that developers 'usually mounted the motherboard to the side of the card', not the other way around. Unfortunately, it appears that NVIDIA needs more time to finish developing the RTX Titan Ada and has shelved the project now. Citing the same source, MLID asserts that recent development units are alleged to have tripped breakers, melted power supplies and even melted themselves on occasion.

The leaker adds that if NVIDIA does release a Titan card, it may wait for the availability of GDDR6 VRAM capable of reaching 27 Gbps or even GDDR7. Theoretically, switching these in for the current GDDR6X would allow NVIDIA to include more CUDA cores without spiking power consumption. Like the RTX 4070, the timing of any RTX Titan Ada or RTX 4090 Ti will depend on what AMD brings to market with RDNA 3. Specifically, MLID speculates that NVIDIA will release a more powerful AD102-based card in early to mid-2023 if AMD's Radeon RX 7000 cards challenge the RTX 4090.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-10- 9 (Update: 2022-10- 9)