The consumption of the GeForce RTX 4070 and RTX 4080 will be much lower than what the first rumors said

The consumption of the GeForce RTX 4070 and RTX 4080 will be much lower than what the first rumors said

I remember that, when the first rumors about the consumption of the GeForce RTX 40 began to appear, we saw figures that frankly seemed like real nonsense to me. I understand that to increase performance sometimes it is necessary to increase consumption, but to think that NVIDIA could launch a GeForce RTX 4080 with a TGP of 450 watts and a GeForce RTX with a TGP of 600 or even 800 watts as some sources said it is sheer madness.

The reason is very simple, such high consumption limit the ability for many users to access those graphics cards without having to change the power supply, and for NVIDIA it would be almost like shooting himself in the foot. Those of you who regularly read us already know my opinion, I told you that at the time we should be careful with rumours, and that the consumption data we were seeing didn’t make any sense, because they were absurdly high.

The point is that one of the best known sources within the scene has now launched a new rumor that says, verbatim, that “we can expect a TGP of 320 watts on the GeForce RTX 4080 and 285 watts on the GeForce RTX 4070”. Those figures are much more reasonable than what we have seen before, and reduce the TGP of both models that, according to previous rumors, were going to be positioned at 450 watts and 300 watts, respectively.

For comparison purposes, I remind you that the GeForce RTX 3080 has a TGP of 320 watts and the GeForce RTX 3070 is at 220 watts. If this information is confirmed, the GeForce RTX 4080 would have a consumption practically identical to that of the GeForce RTX 3080and the GeForce RTX 4070 would have higher power consumption (65 watts more) than the GeForce RTX 3070.

Possible specifications of the GeForce RTX 4080

  • AD103 GPU at 5nm.
  • 9,728 shaders at 2.5 GHz.
  • 304 texturing units.
  • 214 raster units.
  • 304 fourth generation tensor cores.
  • 76 third generation RT cores.
  • 16 GB of GDDR6X memory at 21 GHz.
  • 256 bit bus.
  • 50 TFLOPs of power in FP32.
  • 320 watt TGP.
  • Possible price: 699-799 dollars.

Its performance would be far superior to that of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and would double its performance in ray tracing.

Possible specifications of the GeForce RTX 4070

  • AD104 GPU at 5nm.
  • 7,680 shaders at 2.5GHz.
  • 240 texturing units.
  • 160 raster units.
  • 304 fourth generation tensor cores.
  • 60 third generation RT cores.
  • 12 GB of GDDR6X memory at 21 GHz.
  • 192 bit bus.
  • 38 TFLOPs of power in FP32.
  • 285 watt TGP.
  • Possible price: 499-549 dollars.

would have performance equal to or slightly higher than a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and it would be much more powerful in ray tracing.

The presentation of the new GeForce RTX 40 is still scheduled by the end of this year. We don’t have a specific date yet, but everything seems to indicate that they will leave at the end of September or mid-October.


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