New leaks regarding Nvidia’s upcoming Lovelace graphics cards has shown that it could outperform its current Ampere counterparts by a huge margin. In fact, the new leaks suggest that Nvidia’s upcoming flagship GPU, the GeForce RTX 4090 could be two times faster than the company's current flagship, the RTX 3090.
Ironically revealed by Moore’s Law is Dead (MLID), the new Nvidia graphic cards could very well see Moore’s Law in full effect with the RTX 4000 series potentially having exponentially higher performance than its predecessors. In fact, sources close to MLID said that the RTX 4090 will be capable of boosting video games’ fps by up to 110% using standard rasterization compared to RTX 3090.
However, the leaks suggest that such a boost in performance may come at a price, namely your electricity bill given how the RTX 4090’s TDP will be pushed as high as 600W. Furthermore, the new Lovelace architecture will also likely require a new, pricier power supply unit for your gaming PC.
Nevertheless, the increase in power usage should translate to a massive boost in performance with the RTX 4000 series touted to have “at least double” the ray tracing performance too. MLID also claimed that the graphic cards will have improved memory controllers and support for GDDR7 VRAM, despite Micron not finalising the memory specification just yet.
While MLID have a good track record on leaks such as this, please take this information with a grain of salt as nothing is officially confirmed as of yet. One thing's for certain though, the competition between Nvidia and AMD for GPU supremacy will only benefit us the end users.