If Nvidia’s next-gen GPUs can somehow live up to the hype, they’ll make the RTX 3090 look slow

ByRachelle R. Sowell

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As we draw closer to the start of Nvidia’s subsequent generation of graphics playing cards, predicted in Q3 (opens in new tab), and quite possibly as quickly as August, it’s inescapable that hype starts to establish. The regular leakers hearth off tweets every other working day proclaiming a titbit effectiveness estimate, function, or attribute. Often they’re obscure or cryptic, and other times fairly particular. Irrespective, a trend is clearly emerging. Nvidia’s future gen flagship consumer GPU, the tentatively named RTX 4090 is rumoured to be an complete monster. If it ends up currently being twice as rapidly as an RTX 3090 (rarely a slouch!) then Nvidia will have pulled off an intergenerational efficiency uplift that it hasn’t managed in the quite a few many years I’ve been covering GPUs.

It is tough to set a exact figure on historical gen-on-gen effectiveness boosts, though a excellent example was the leap in overall performance Nvidia achieved when it launched the GTX 10-series (opens in new tab). The GTX 980 to GTX 1080 effectiveness uplift was higher than 50% in quite a few instances, and at times a good deal greater. But it wasn’t 100%. So, what is going on? Are we to consider that an RTX 4090 will be twice as quick as a 3090? Has Nvidia observed anything actually groundbreaking? I wish I realized. The simple solution is that it can be too early to explain to.