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Nvidia RTX 4090 may push 3 GHz and RTX 4090 Ti to debut later than expected as new details about Nvidia's "Lovelace" GPUs surface

RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 may have crazy high clock speeds. (Source: Nvidia)
RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 may have crazy high clock speeds. (Source: Nvidia)
Paul from the YouTube channel RedGamingTech is at it again with another round of leaks regarding Nvidia’s upcoming RTX 40 “Lovelace” GPUs. The leaker has divulged the possible clock speed for the RTX 4090 as well as some release date information about the RTX 4090 Ti.

Nvidia and AMD are gearing up to release their next-generation graphics boards later this year. So, the rumor mill is in full swing. This time around RedGamingTech’s newest video details the possible clock speeds of the RTX 4090 and the RTX 4080.

First, one of the leaker’s sources claims that some RTX 4090 SKUs can reach a clock frequency as high as 3 GHz after overclocking. But to achieve this crazy high clock speed, the board will reportedly use 120% more power than the standard power limit which, according to RedGamingTech, comes around to 550 W.

Similarly, the leaker has also shed some light on the RTX 4080’s clock speed. In our previous report about the updated specs of the Nvidia RTX 40 series GPUs, we mentioned that the power limit for the RTX 4080 is allegedly 420 W. This number is close to the RTX 4090’s recently proposed power draw. Paul offers some explanation as to why Nvidia decided to set the TBP for the RTX 4080 so high.

Per one of the leaker’s sources, Nvidia is pushing the clock speeds on the RTX 4080 through the roof which is why it needs the higher board power. Citing his sources, Paul also mentions that the decision might have been made to compensate for the fewer CUDA cores (10,240 vs 16,384 for the RTX 4090).

Finally, talking about the release date of the RTX 4090 Ti, the leaker thinks that the card will launch next year. RTX 4090 Ti is said to be the flagship of the Nvidia RTX 40 lineup and will reportedly feature a full implementation of the AD102 GPU also found in the RTX 4090.

RedGamingTech speculates that a lot rides on “the level of competition” that Nvidia gets from AMD when it comes to the final release date of the RTX 4090 Ti.

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Fawad Murtaza, 2022-07- 6 (Update: 2022-07- 6)