NVIDIA Officially Announces The RTX 40 Series, Here is What You Need To Know

This morning NVIDIA officially announced the RTX 40 series and Ada Lovelace graphics card architecture. With that we have three new graphics cards, the RTX 4090, RTX 4080 16GB, and RTX 4080 12GB. The flagship GPU in this series is the AD102 Ada Lovelace GPU. This GPU measures around 600mm2 and will utilize the TSMC 4N process node which is an optimized version of TSMC’s 5nm (N5) node designed specifically for NVIDIA. The GPU will feature 76 Billion transistors.

NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPU 3

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090

The flagship graphics card at launch is going to be the GeForce RTX 4090. This card is going to be 2-4x faster than the current GeForce RTX 3090 Ti and will feature 24GB of GDDR6X memory.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Graphics Card

The card will use 128 SMs of the 144 SMs on the AD102 GPU so you are going to get a total of 16,384 CUDA cores. The GPU will also feature 96 MB of L2 cache and 384 ROPs. The card will boost up to 2520 MHz, giving the card a single-precision performance of 82.6 TFLOPS or 2.3x more than the RTX 3090. The 24GB of GDDR6X memory will have a peak bandwidth of 1 TB/s. As far as power is concerned the card has a default TDP of 450W.


The Founder’s Edition card is everything that we saw in the previous links with a triple-slot design and a single 16-pin power connector. The RTX 4090 will launch on October 12 and will be priced at $1599.

Here are some performance figures from NVIDIA…

geforce rtx 4090 gaming performance scaled 1

RTX 4080 Cards

Much like we saw with the previous generation there are going to be two different RTX 4080 models with different memory and GPU specifications. So we have an RTX 4080 16GB and RTX 4080 12GB. The RTX 4080 16GB will be based off the AD103 GPU and has 9728 CUDA cores, it will boost up to 2505 MHz. The 16GB of GDDR6X is clocked at 22.5 Gbps giving you a memory bandwidth of 720 GB/s, and the card will have a TDP of 320W. This 16GB variant is set to launch in November and will be $1199.

RTX4080 main

The RTX 4080 12GB is based off the AD104 GPU and has 7680 CUDA cores. This makes us wonder why this card was not just called the RTX 4070, but I guess we’ll find out when we hear about the RTX 4070 down the line. The 12GB of GDDR6X is clocked at 21 Gbps giving you a memory bandwidth of 504 GB/s. The TDP of the card is set at 285W. This version of the RTX 4080 will also be available in November and will be $899.

And the performance figures from NVIDIA…

geforce rtx 4080 gaming performance scaled 1

So that is it on the RTX 40 series for now, what do you think? If you want to watch NVIDIA’s full presentation you can see it below.

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