NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 is the first gaming card that can reach 100 TFLOPS
Overclocked RTX 4090 breaks a new compute performance barrier.
In 2008 AMD released Radeon HD 4850 desktop gaming card with TDP of 110W, $199 price tag, 0.5 GB of GDDR3 memory and just 625 MHz GPU clock. This was the world’s first 1 TERAFLOP graphics card. It took 14 years for this achievement to be multiplied by 100.
Today, NVIDIA released its RTX 4090 GPU that can now reach 100 TFLOPS with overclocking. The RTX 4090 is a powerful 4K gaming card, the first card powered by 4nm Ada Lovelace architecture. By default, the card is set to 450W TDP, but it appears that NVIDIA could have limited the power significantly.
At 300W performance loss is 9%, at 350W it just 6%, reports ComputerBase. However, this goes both ways. The RTX 4090 Founders Edition, which has been reviewed today by many media outlets, has a power limit up to 600W. With power viruses, such as Furmark, the power consumption can exceed TDP to 496W and even 667W when overclocked.
But what if the power consumption was of no concern and the goal was to just reach 100 TFLOPS at any cost. It looks like this was answered by Wccftech who managed to overclock their sample to 3150 MHz and complete AIDA64 GPGPU benchmark at 100976 TFLOPS in single-precision compute test.
Just as the rumors suggested, the RTX 4090 is capable of breaking the 100 TFLOPS barrier and opens a new age for gaming graphics. The only question that remains right now is, what’s AMD planning for RDNA3. Are we going to see similar achievements, or is AMD going to show strength in different metrics? The answer for this should arrive come next month.
Source: Wccftech, ComputerBase, GamersNexus