The RTX 4090 Ti might have been misled by Nvidia

The RTX 4090 Ti might have been misled by Nvidia ...

Yes, we all were excited about the GeForce RTX 4090 in a few weeks. Yes, it''s all but guaranteed to be an absolute monster of a GPU, propelling us to new 8K gaming levels (with an appropriately ludicrous price tag).

And there''s another, as-of-yet-unannounced graphics card that''s more interested in. Although technically there are two - I still want to see a more wallet-friendly RTX 4070, but here''s going to discuss the possibility of a new flagship Nvidia: the RTX 4090 Ti.

The RTX 4090 has been confirmed to be able to utilize the Nvidias AD102 GPU chip, while the two versions of the RTX 4080 will utilize the AD103 and AD104 chips. This is because the AD102 chip that is capable of transmitting the CPU hasn''t access to the whole suite of CUDA cores.

Nvidia may have unintentionally given us a look at the potential power of an AD102 chips using the RTX 4090 Ti.

Generationally, the RTX 4090 Ti might blow its predecessor out of the water.

The RTX 4090 will have 16,384 CUDA cores, while the AD102 chip is at a potential target of 18,434 cores, bringing an additional 71% increase in cores than the GA102 chip found inside the RTX 3090 Ti. As a result, there are also extra Tensor and ray-tracing cores.

Since the RTX 4090 does have the entire 24GB of RAM that the AD102 can, this means we might see a 12.5% increase in performance if nothing is wrong. That sounds reasonable enough; the RTX 3090 Ti offered in many cases 10-15% better performance, indicating that this would be compatible with previous generations.

The RTX 4090 does not utilize the AD102s listed maximum boost clock of 2.52GHz, therefore don''t expect the 4090 Ti to have higher clock speeds unless Nvidia is in the works, though. A 4090 Ti equipped with a full-fat AD102 chip will no doubt be one of the best graphics cards ever made.

What might be this futur GPU release? No, the Nvidia has been playing its cards almost immediately, only giving us official details and release dates for the RTX 4090 and 4080 so far. However, the price of the RTX 3000 series is falling, and those cards will probably become even cheaper once the RTX 4000 goes on sale, so keep your eyes peeled.