Nvidia RTX 4090 leaks suggest the card is now in production, will be first Lovelace GPU to arrive

What simply occurred? We know that the launch of the first RTX 4000 playing cards, or card, is doubtless lower than two months away. There have been loads of rumors and hypothesis about a few of Lovelace’s high-end GPUs, however are they really in manufacturing? According to leaked paperwork, a minimum of one in all Nvidia’s next-gen lineup is being manufactured. Interestingly, it is the RTX 4090, which was beforehand rumored to be the first in the sequence to arrive, and presumably the just one touchdown this yr.

The paperwork, allegedly from a Chinese graphics card manufacturing manufacturing unit, have been noticed on Baidu by @harukaze5719. They seem to present 4 manufacturing slots for the RTX 4090 alongside an August 16 date, in all probability the manufacturing begin date. The final column exhibiting the date they will be prepared is minimize off, although it is potential to see that the month is down as August.

There are some specs in the doc. The RTX 4090 is listed as utilizing the AD102 GPU and 24GB of VRAM, together with 4 show outputs consisting of three DisplayPorts and one HDMI. However, the column that exhibits the variety of boards being produced is empty.

We’ve heard loads of rumors about the RTX 4090, together with claims that it may be twice as quick as the RTX 3090, with 56% extra CUDA cores than its predecessor.

While leaks like these ought to at all times be taken with a heavy dose of salt, it does line up with earlier Ada Lovelace rumors. Back in May, common leaker Kopite7kimi mentioned the RTX 4090 would launch first, adopted by the RTX 4080, then the RTX 4070.

There was additionally the declare from one other prolific leaker, Greymon55, who in July mentioned the RTX 4090 would be the solely Lovelace card to launch this yr, with the remainder of the line—these with GPUs beneath the AD102—arriving after 2022.

The RTX 4000 sequence is anticipated to be introduced in September at GTC and land this October. Nvidia retains lowering the costs of its current-gen playing cards because it appears to be like to clear inventory earlier than their successors’ launch, so avid gamers are now confronted with the dilemma of whether or not to purchase now or wait till Lovelace.

Another RTX 4000 rumor this week claimed the RTX 4080 specs had been revised. The card is now mentioned to function 16GB of 23 Gbps GDRR6X reminiscence, quicker than beforehand thought, and a 340W TBP.

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