Supposed Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 3DMark Time Spy Extreme listing highlights magnificent performance uplift and sky-high clock speeds
Although many leaks have talked about the GeForce RTX 4090's performance relative to Ampere, no real-world benchmarks of the high-end graphics card showed up. A previous leak speculated that it would score around 19,000 points in 3DMark Time Spy Extreme. Now, reliable Twitter leaker @9550Pro has stumbled upon what looks like an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 demolishing the benchmark. While HXL is usually spot-on with hardware-themed leaks, some scepticism is always advised.
The information comes via a (now-deleted) post on the Chiphell forum. While it doesn't explicitly call the graphics card out by name, its GPU score of 20,192 confirms that it is a high-end Ampere SKU, as does the 21 Gbps VRAM. The listing also confirms an earlier leak about Ada Lovelace breaching the 3 GHz barrier, with the alleged GeForce RTX 4090 boosting as high as 3,015 MHz. The graphics card in question is very likely an engineering sample, so retail versions of the graphics card can easily breeze past this figure with proper cooling and an adequate power supply.
Multiple reports from earlier this year confirmed that some top-specced Ada Lovelace SKUs would be massive power hogs. The original poster clarifies this by stating the graphics card is unimaginably large and won't fit in most mid-tower cases. Its base TDP is set at around 450 Watts, but the cooler can apparently work with a whole lot more. Nvidia's beefy cooling solution ensures that temperatures hover around the 55-degrees mark.