The mid-range NVIDIA RTX 40 could consume 400 watts!

What to say about the hype of these new graphics cards? Lots of leaked data, lots of performance promises and not a single test yet, pure speculation that keeps gamers awake at night. Well, if you are one of those who is not going to spend an average of 1,300 euros on a GPU and it is already assumed that you have a TOP PSU that supports these beasts, get used to the idea that changing the power supply is almost mandatory for all Models.

NVIDIA will boost the consumption of its RTX 40 graphics cards

There is not too much secrecy here except for the values ​​as such, since thanks to a prestigious leaker today we know what we will have to stick to in just a few months. That the high-end consumes an outrage is even expected if you have followed us in chronological order during this year, but what few could expect is that the performance will be up to the consumption by extrapolating data between the RTX 30 and the RTX 40.

— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) April 1, 2022

Assuming that today is April Fools Day, hopefully this was a joke, but no, nothing more than that. What was revealed by Kopite7kimi shows three classes of typical NVIDIA graphics cards called 90, 80 and 70 where there are quite interesting details to comment on, but first let’s go with the consumption of each range of GPUs.

The alleged RTX 4090 they will go to the whopping of 600 wattswhich would imply a power supply of 1200 watts or higher if we want to maintain efficiency at maximum levels above the 90%a nonsense that we hope is at the height of a consistent incremental performance.

The RTX4080 lower the bar a foot and will need a PSU of 1000 watts or higher, since they will consume 500 watts per unit, while RTX4070 shoot up the consumption of the mid-range to 400 wattsa nonsense for the gamer who wants to scratch his pocket because he will have to get a quality PSU of more than 800 watts.

Interesting details to note

Given the consumption and what they will mean for users who want to checkout (we will see the prices as such) there are quite striking things to comment on. Starting with the two SKUs and PCBs that will be needed, which are disparate and that is more than curious.

The RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 share a PCB, but not a SKU, which they do between said RTX 4090 and RTX 4070.

The chips are also surprising, since the RTX 4070 will not initially include the AD103 As planned. Apparently NVIDIA would reserve it for a new SKU that is possibly a response to AMD if it finally enters the high-end competition with force.

Finally, the capacity of the VRAM ranges from 24GB, to 20GB and finally to 12GBso reserve the AD103 with 16GB It makes a lot of sense. In any case, NVIDIA will entrust everything to the 24Gbps GDDR6X VRAM in all the models, it shows that they are at the limit of the bottleneck in this section. Given this, the main thing remains to be known, prices and performance, but it is still too early for that.

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