NVIDIA RTX 4090/4090 Ti to Feature ~80 Billion Transistors, Over 100 TFLOPs of FP32 Performance [Report]

The specifications of NVIDIA’s next-gen RTX 40 series flagship are becoming clearer with each passing day. Well-reputed leaker Kopite7kimi has shared the fine-grained details of the AD102 die set to power the RTX 4090 and 4090 Ti. The top-end Lovelace die will apparently feature close to 80 billion transistors with a single-precision compute performance of over 100 TFLOPs.

According to Kimi, both the RTX 4090 and 4090 Ti will be able to touch or even cross the 100 TFLOP single-performance mark. The former should attain the same with a mild overclock while the latter ought to break it at stock frequencies itself.

GPU GA102 AD102 RTX 4090 AD103 RTX 4080 RTX 4070 Ti (AD104) RTX 4070
Arch Ampere Ada Lovelace Ada Lovelace Ada Lovelace
Process Sam 8nm LPP TSMC 5nm TSMC 5nm TSMC 5nm
GPC 7 12 11 7 7 5 5
TPC 42 72 64 42 40 30 30
SMs 84 144 128 84 80 60 60
Shaders 10,752 18,432 16,384 10,752 9,728 7,680 7,680
TP 37.6 ~100 TFLOPs? 83 TFLOPs ~50 TFLOPs 47 TFLOPs? ~35 TFLOPs 35 TFLOPs?
L2 Cache 6MB 96MB 72MB 64MB 48MB
Bus Width 384-bit 384-bit 256-bit 192-bit
TGP 350W 600W 450W 450W 285-340W 300W 285W
Launch Sep 2020 Sept 22? Sept 22? Q1 2023?

NVIDIA is all set to announce its next-gen GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards during its GTC 2022 keynote on the 20th of September. Company CEO Jensen Huang will unveil the RTX 4090 and possibly the RTX 4080 next week with a launch allegedly planned for October and November, respectively.

The top-end RTX 4090 will be the first to launch between early and mid-October, with an announcement slated for the following Monday. Based on the AD102 core, it will feature a partially disabled die with 16,384 FP32 cores and 24GB of GDDR6X memory across a 384-bit bus and 72MB of L2 cache.

The RTX 4080, on the other hand, will come in two variants: One with 12GB of GDDR6X memory and the other with 16GB. The former will utilize a 10-layer PCB and the latter will have a 12-layer PCB. Both will leverage the AD103 die alongside a 256-bit bus and 64MB of L2 cache. (Provigil)

The 12GB SKU is expected to have a TGP of 285W and the 16GB part will raise it all the way to 340W. As such, the performance delta between them could very well be over 20%. This is notably larger than the delta between the two variants of the RTX 3080, putting the latter on a separate price/performance slab.

The RTX 4070 will be based on the AD104 core with 7,680 shaders across 60 SMs paired with 12GB of GDDR6X memory via a 160 or 192-bit bus. It will come with 48MB of L2 cache and a TGP of up to 300W. The RTX 4060 is planned for an early 2023 release/unveil. It’ll offer a more conservative uplift than its brethren but should be one of the more popular parts, nonetheless. You can read more about the RTX 40 series GPUs below:

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