Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 announced with 16,384 CUDA cores, 24 GB VRAM, DLSS 3.0 support and a US$1,599 price tag
Months of leaks, rumours, speculations and "social experiments" later, we finally have our first look at the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. The Ada Lovelace reveal also confirmed earlier leaks that talked about the GeForce RTX 4080 launching in two flavours. Nvidia has made some lofty claims about its flagship graphics card, and it'll be interesting to see how it holds up in the real world.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 features 16,384 CUDA cores. Its AD102 GPU has a base clock of 2.23 GHz and a boost clock of 2.52 GHz. Nvidia claims that it has pushed it to over 3.0 GHz in its labs, something that was spotted earlier via a leak. The graphics card runs 24 Gb of GDDR6X video memory on a 384-bit bus. It is exactly as power-hungry as rumours said it would be and can guzzle up to 450 Watts of power. Nvidia recommends that one use at least an 850 Watt power supply with the graphics card.
In terms of raw performance, Nvidia says that the GeForce RTX 4090 is anything between 2x and 4x faster than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. That, combined with the improvements brought forth by DLSS 3.0 and the new RT cores should make it a worthy upgrade over Ampere. One can expect the raw rasterization performance to go by by a degree of two. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 will cost US$1,599 and hit shelves sometime on October 12.