Nvidia reportedly preparing RTX 4090 Ti cards with up to 20% increased performance over the RTX 4090
From what reviewers all over the world are reporting, the Nvidia RTX 4090 looks like overkill for today’s games, not only in 4K but also in 8K for some competitive titles like Overwatch 2, especially with DLSS 3 enabled. Admittedly, frame generation could introduce some more lag, but even without this feature, the frame rates are something else. Testers also demonstrated that the RTX 4090 is showing decent overclocking potential and can be pushed to almost 3 GHz core with only ~20 W additional TDP (470 W). It is highly unlikely that AMD would be able to top this performance with the RX 7900 XT cards, but just in case, Nvidia is now rumored to be saving all the best binned dies for some ungodly RTX 4090 Ti models.
According to Twitter user @XpeaGPU, the best AD102 dies saved for the RTX 4090 Ti can boost to 2.75 GHz and even 2.95 GHz in some cases right out of the box, so it could easily OC to more than 3 GHz. These dies would also feature 18176 CUDA cores instead of 16384, plus 96 MB L2 cache, and Nvidia is preparing GDDR6X 24 Gbps VRAM to replace the existing 21 Gbps chips. The faster cards apparently only need 25W more over the RTX 4090 450 W TGP, yet may offer a reasonable 10 - 20% performance boost.
If AMD manages to surprise with the RX 7900 XT, Nvidia might rush to launch the RTX 4090 Ti cards in early 2023 for some ridiculous prices. Otherwise, there is no reason to see these beats unleashed sooner than Q4 2023.
Best dies are already saved for a 2.75Ghz boost (2.95 typ. gaming) 475W 18176 CUDA cores 96MB L2 cache 24Gb beast. Performance 10~20% above 4090 pic.twitter.com/z5XO8R9PyJ— AGF (@XpeaGPU) October 12, 2022