NVIDIA is meticulous in its attention to detail. After announcing the new RTX 40 “Ada” series, they are now revealing further information. NVIDIA planned for this information to be released as soon as possible because the gameplay demo presented to a select number of reporters yesterday is not under embargo.
The RTX 4090 GPU was demonstrated using on-screen GPU measurements in the Cyberpunk 2077 DLSS3 demo. The GPU clock speed is also displayed on the OSD, marking the first time NVIDIA has confirmed the ‘real’ frequency of the RTX 4090 GPU. It is higher than the official boost clock. The card operates at a GPU rate of 2800–2850 MHz, around 300 MHz faster than the stated boost speed.
Although the CEO of NVIDIA has made hints that the RTX 4090 has already been observed operating at 3.0 GHz clock speeds during internal overclocking experiments, we have yet to confirm this. But since the standard settings put the clock speed at 2.85 GHz, the CEO’s assertions are not far from reality.
In addition, the demo included Cyberpunk 2077 in 1440p resolution with NVIDIA’s newest DLSS3 upscaling technology. NVIDIA has listed this game as one of the 35 games that will receive a patch adding DLSS3 functionality. This method increases framerate from 60 to 171 frames per second while simultaneously reducing GPU power by more than 100W.
While the results are certainly intriguing, it could still be too early to declare this technology a success. NVIDIA will release the samples to reviewers next week, allowing them to validate those claims.