NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card reportedly delivers over 160 FPS under control with RT & DLSS at 4K, 2x performance gain over RTX 3090

After the initial synthetic result was shared, a purported gaming performance result of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card has now been revealed, showing a 2.2x gain over the RTX 3090 with Raytracing and DLSS enabled at 4K resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card more than twice as fast as RTX 3090 in control with ray tracing and DLSS enabled at 4K resolution, reportedly

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card will be the flagship of the green team for 2022. There have been several leaks and rumors around the card throughout the year, but as far as we can tell, the launch is more or less expected around Q4 2022. With 3-4 months to go before launch, the rumors are now shifting the focus from specs to performance figures.

While we heard about an alleged synthetic performance benchmark for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, which scored nearly 2x performance gains in the 3DMark Time Spy Extreme benchmark, now an alleged gaming benchmark shared by @XpeaGPU stating that the graphics card is tested and delivers over 160+ FPS in Control at Ultra (RT + DLSS) in 4K. The specific model under test is reported as an “AD102 High-Power Draw” variant, which could indicate that it is an overclocked model.

Compared to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 in the High-Preset with RT and DLSS, we get a score of up to 2.2x, so if we were to use the previous flagship in the Ultra-Preset, we go to a 2.5x gain which is just ridiculously big. Our benchmark also had the DLSS factor set to the preset quality and we don’t know what the supposedly leaked benchmark set DLSS to. Quality mode favors IQ over FPS while performance mode does the opposite and lowers IQ a bit.

So it looks like you’re looking for 2x to 50% higher performance for the RTX 4090, depending on the DLSS version used for the alleged benchmark.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 was expected to deliver 2-2.5x performance gains, but that was only expected in synthetic benchmarks. If performance in gaming is also close to those numbers, then Ada Lovelace could be one of the biggest performance jumps from the green team we’ve seen yet. Overall, if this result is true, avid gamers are sure to be in for a treat with 100+ FPS 4K gaming becoming a reality.

In similar news, Kopite7kimi states that an AIB model of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card can reach 20,000 points in the same 3DMark Time Spy Extreme benchmark. That will be an easy 2x gain over the RTX 3090 Ti and a 70-80% jump over the current generation flagship RTX 3090 Ti graphics.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 ‘Rumors’ Specifications

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX RTX 4090 graphics card is expected to be powered by the best AD102-300 GPU, but it is only the ‘Ti’ variant that will contain the full chip. The GeForce RTX 4090 will use a slightly smaller configuration.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 will use 128 SMs out of 144 SMs for a total of 16,384 CUDA cores. The GPU comes with 96MB of L2 cache and a total of 384 ROPs, which is just insane. Clock speeds have not yet been confirmed, but since the TSMC 4N process is being used, we expect clocks to reach or even exceed the 3.0GHz range. The number of cores is a 56% increase over the RTX 3090, so a lot of things like clocks, cache, architecture, and various other technologies increase performance by such a huge margin.

As for the memory specs, the GeForce RTX 4090 is expected to rock 24GB GDDR6X capacities clocked at 21Gbps speeds over a 384-bit bus interface. This provides up to 1 TB/s of bandwidth. This is the same bandwidth as the existing RTX 3090 Ti graphics card and in terms of power consumption the TBP would have 450W meaning TGP could end up lower. The card is powered by a single 16-pin connector that provides up to 600W of power. It’s likely we’ll 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’ Specifications:

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 To be determined To be determined 28 billion 28 billion
CUDA cores 18432 16128 10752 10496
TMUs / ROPs To be determined / 384 To be determined / 384 336 / 112 328 / 112
Tensor / RT Cores To be determined / To be determined To be determined / To be determined 336/84 328 / 82
Basic clock To be determined To be determined 1560MHz 1400MHz
Boost clock ~2800MHz ~2600MHz 1860MHz 1700MHz
FP32 Compute ~103 TFLOPs ~90 TFLOPs 40 TFLOPs 36 TFLOPs
RT TFLOPs To be determined To be determined 74 TFLOPs 69 TFLOPs
Tensor TOPs To be determined To be determined 320 TOPs 285 TOPs
Memory capacity 24GB GDDR6X 24GB GDDR6X 24GB GDDR6X 24GB 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 1152GB/s 1008GB/s 1008GB/s 936 Gbps
TGP 600W 450W 450W 350W
Price (MSRP / FE) $1999 US? $1499 US? $1999 US $1499 US
Launch (availability) 2023? October 2022? March 29, 2022 September 24, 2020

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