In all honesty, it’s hard to believe that NVIDIA RTX 30 graphics cards have been around for over a year … and for all the time after the first models were launched, getting your hands on them is still an almost impossible mission 1. Single device, regardless of your price range. But it is really true!
With that said all, now that we are moving towards the year and a half of RTX-30 cards on the market, we’re a bit more interested in what’s next. In other words, on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40, which in turn promises an extremely aggressive increase in performance to respond to what AMD has done “magic” with its new RDNA 3 architecture.
It will be an intense fight!
The New NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Will Double (Or More) Performance
According to the latest information leaks and various rumors in the industry, NVIDIA will do everything in its power to stay one step ahead of old rival AMD. A rival that, as you may know, has always been very active in the graphics card space, with much more limited resources compared to NVIDIA. Well, AMD’s resources are much greater now, as is their desire to gain market share. So NVIDIA has to work hard to survive in this competitive and extremely lucrative market …
And as far as we know, that’s exactly what you’re going to do with your next generation of RTX 40 graphics cards.
Nevertheless, according to Greymon55, the new graphics cards from NVIDIA, known as the RTX 4000, will bring a very significant increase in performance. In other words, a doubling of what we can find in the current RTX 30 range, but that comes at a price, with a doubling of the power consumption of the GPU, which is now based on the Ada Lovelace architecture.
To keep up with AMD’s endeavors, NVIDIA will keep energy efficiency in the background, with an RTX 4080 that may well force the use of a power supply of 1000W or more. In the end, the RTX 3080 is already able to achieve a peak consumption of 320 W! Therefore, a doubling of this value corresponds to an incredible 640W. Of course, since we still need to power the rest of the system, it is not unreasonable to see a future where an enthusiast-level system will require at least 850W or 1000W of power.
By the way, we’re talking about a generation of cards that should already be equipped with the PCIe Gen 5 connector, which can already supply 600W of energy via a single cable.
Besides, what do you think of all of this? Is this the future of the PC gaming world? A “big man” consumption? Please let us know what you think in the comments below.