NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Graphics Card Almost Twice As Fast As RTX 3090 In 3DMark Time Spy Extreme Benchmark, Alleges Rumor

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card reportedly offers nearly twice the performance of the RTX 3090 in the 3DMark Time Spy Extreme benchmark.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Almost Twice As Fast As RTX 3090 in 3DMark Time Spy Extreme Benchmark, Reportedly Hits 3 GHz Clocks With Ease

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card is going to be the green team’s flagship offering for 2022. There have been various leaks and rumors around the card throughout the year but from what we can tell, the launch is more or less expected around Q4 2022. With 3-4 months left in its launch, now the rumors are shifting the focus from specifications to performance numbers.

Kopite7kimi was the first to report that the NVIDIA AD102 GPUs would be the first graphics chips to hit 100 TFLOPs of compute horsepower. Now the same leaker has shared the performance data in 3DMark Time Spy Extreme. According to the leaker, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 will deliver a total graphics score of over 19,000 points in the Time Spy Extreme benchmark.

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If we compare it to existing cards, this score would put the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 at least 90% faster than the RTX 3090 and 70% faster than the RTX 3090 Ti. This is indeed a massive jump but we have to remember that we are talking about a purely synthetic workload here. Gaming on the graphics card might be a whole different story and we don’t know whether this score is based on final clocks / optimizations or not. The leaker also states that for NVIDIA, it will be very easy to hit a clock speed of over 3 GHz which aligns with previous reports of TSMC’s 4N process node giving a huge boost to clock frequencies on Ada Lovelace GPUs.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 ‘Rumored’ Specifications

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX RTX 4090 graphics card is expected to be powered by the top AD102-300 GPU but it is only the ‘Ti’ variant that will feature the full chip. The GeForce RTX 4090 will utilize a slightly cut-down configuration.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 will use 128 SMs of the 144 SMs for a total of 16,384 CUDA colors. The GPU will come packed with 96 MB of L2 cache and a total of 384 ROPs which is simply insane. The clock speeds are not confirmed yet but considering that the TSMC 4N process is being used, we are expecting clocks to hit or even exceed the 3.0 GHz range. The core count is a 56% increase over the RTX 3090 so a lot of things such as clocks, cache, architecture and various other technologies are pushing the performance up by such a huge margin.

As for memory specs, the GeForce RTX 4090 is expected to rock 24 GB GDDR6X capacities that will be clocked at 21 Gbps speeds across a 384-bit bus interface. This will provide up to 1 TB / s of bandwidth. This is the same bandwidth as the existing RTX 3090 Ti graphics card and as far as the power consumption is concerned, the TBP is said to be rated at 450W which means that TGP may end up lower than that. The card will be powered by a single 16-pin connector which delivers up to 600W of power. It is likely that we may get 500W + custom designs as we saw with the RTX 3090 Ti.

The graphics card is expected to launch in October 2022 and will be followed by the rest of the Ada Lovelace GPU-powered lineup of graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Ti & RTX 4090 ‘Preliminary’ Specs:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
GPU Name Ada Lovelace AD102-350? Ada Lovelace AD102-300? Ampere GA102-350 Ampere GA102-300
Process Node TSMC 4N TSMC 4N Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm
Die Size ~ 600mm2 ~ 600mm2 628.4mm2 628.4mm2
Transistors TBD TBD 28 Billion 28 Billion
CUDA Colors 18432 16128 10752 10496
TMUs / ROPs TBD / 384 TBD / 384 336/112 328/112
Tensor / RT Colors TBD / TBD TBD / TBD 336/84 328/82
Base Clock TBD TBD 1560 MHz 1400 MHz
Boost Clock ~ 2800 MHz ~ 2600 MHz 1860 MHz 1700 MHz
FP32 Compute ~ 103 TFLOPs ~ 90 TFLOPs 40 TFLOPs 36 TFLOPs
RT TFLOPs TBD TBD 74 TFLOPs 69 TFLOPs
Tensor-TOPs TBD TBD 320 TOPs 285 TOPs
Memory Capacity 24 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X
Memory Bus 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit
Memory Speed 24.0 Gbps 21.0 Gbps 21.0 Gbps 19.5 Gbps
Bandwidth 1152 GB / s 1008 GB / s 1008 GB / s 936 Gbps
TGP 600W 450W 450W 350W
Price (MSRP / FE) $ 1999 US? $ 1499 US? $ 1999 US $ 1499 US
Launch (Availability) 2023? October 2022? 29th March 2022 24th September 2020

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