NVIDIA clarifies the concern of users regarding the energy consumption of the new RTX 4090 and 4080: Will it be necessary to change the power supply?
Ever since NVIDIA announced the new 40-series graphics cards, that is, the GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4090the most powerful on the market until AMD makes a move, many users have been excited by its new possibilities but also by its power consumption.
Through a Q&ANVIDIA has provided answers to questions related to the type and power of power supplies which will be compatible with the RTX 4090 and the two models of RTX 4080.
The good news is that if you already had a previous generation RTX, you will not have to make many changes in that regard. Your requirement level is similar to those of the RTX 30 series and they are not necessary ATX 3.0 sources.
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The power that your power supply must have to use the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
The power supply unit (PSU) of type ATX 3.0 they will not be required to run the new NVIDIA 4TX 40 GPUs. Current ATX 2.0 type power supplies will continue to work without issue.
What minimum recommended amount of power do the three new NVIDIA 40-series graphics cards require?
- RTX 4090 – 450 W TGP and PSU of 850W
- RTX 4080 16GB – 320 W TGP and PSU of 750W
- RTX 4080 12GB – PSU of 700W
To give you an idea, the RTX 4090 requires the same voltage as the 3090 Ti. The 16GB 4080 uses 30 watts less than the RTX 3080 Ti, and the 12GB 40080 uses 65 watts less than the 3080.
NVIDIA boasts of having maintained the same energy consumption or even reduce it compared to the previous generation, while offering “significantly” more performance.
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This means that, at the moment, no need to switch to new generation 3.0 power suppliesand that its energy requirements are similar to the current ones, despite being much more powerful.
In any case, do not neglect the choice of power supply for your new NVIDIA RTX 4090 GPUs (or any other from Intel or AMD): power and quality they can save the life of your PC in case of unforeseen energy.
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