NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 PCB shows minor changes from RTX 3090 Ti

Published: Oct 10th 2022, 07:01 GMT   Comments

RTX 4090 PCB looks a lot like RTX 3090 Ti

We have official picture of the RTX 4090 Ti board design. 

Up to 28 phases can be added to AD102 Founder Edition PCB, but only 23 are installed on the RTX 4090 graphics card. What this means is that NVIDIA could still use this board layout for even more powerful GPUs, such as the rumored GeForce RTX 4090 Ti.

Overall, the design of PG136D (board number of 4090 PCB) is almost identical to RTX 3090 Ti Founders Edition (PG136). As you can see, NVIDIA even uses the same board number, although the layout has changed. For starters, the power input section has been modified, and bigger chokes were added. Another distinctive change is a missing NVLink connector, as RTX 40 series no longer support hardware multi-GPU configurations through SLI technology.

NVIDIA RTX 4090 PCB (left) vs NVIDIA RTX 3090 Ti PCB (right), Source: NVIDIA & TechPowerUP

As for the GPU itself, we can now make a side by side comparison of Ada and Ampere GPUs, considered the flagship processors for each generation of GeForce RTX series. Lovelace processor built using 4nm process technology has 18432 CUDA cores and 2.7 times the transistors compared to 8nm GA102. Despite those upgrades, the GPU is actually smaller by 20mm².

NVIDIA AD102 GPU (left) vs NVIDIA GA102 GPU (right), Source: NVIDIA

The RTX 4090 officially launches on October 12th. More details are to be shared tomorrow with the first independent reviews featuring NVIDIA’s own Founders Edition.

NVIDIA Flagship Gaming GPUs
Launch Year20222020201820172017
ArchitectureAda LovelaceAmpereTuringVoltaPascal
Die Size608 mm²628 mm²754 mm²815 mm²471 mm²
Trans. Density125.5M TRAN/mm245.1M TRAN/mm224.7M TRAN/mm225.9M TRAN/mm225.5M TRAN/mm2
CUDA Cores1843210752460851203840
Tensor Cores576 Gen4336 Gen3576 Gen2640
RT Cores144 Gen384 Gen272 Gen1
Memory BusGDDR6X 384-bitGDDR6X 384-bitGDDR6 384-bitHBM2 3072-bitGDDR6X 384-bit

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