Nvidia’s RTX 4000 graphics cards could arrive later than previously rumored, at least according to the latest speculation from a high-profile hardware leak on YouTube, which also discussed the alleged size of the RTX 4090 Ti GPU (based on an old leak).
All of this was aired in the latest Moore-Mit Law video (Opens in a new tab)who would think that despite some rumors about the flagship Nvidia Lovelace GPU weighing in as a four-slot monster, it could still be a three-slot affair.
You may remember that we previously saw leaked images (leaked via the Chiphell forums) that supposedly showed parts of the RTX 4090 Ti, indicating that it’s a huge GPU.
Now, those images looked rather convincing on the surface, although we obviously need to be careful about whether any leaks are real, and in fact Moore’s Mitt’s Law (MLID) indicates that there are some suspicious elements in the images, sure. We cannot rule out counterfeiting.
In any case, in connection with those recent images, another possibility that MLID raises is that it may show an early engineering sample of an Ampere-generation radiator, possibly coined as a replacement for a next-generation Lovelace board prototype. Indeed, speculative models based on leaked images, submitted to MLID, make the case look a lot like an RTX 3090 cooler.
Will Nvidia keep the same Ampere cooler for Lovelace? Well, it is certainly possible, because it worked well and was well thought out, and maintaining a reliable design for second-generation graphics cards makes sense (and it has happened in the past).
MLID is also using these newly derided renderings to argue that while widespread rumors have suggested a four-slot RTX 4090 Ti, a three-slot solution—or perhaps a larger touchscreen, perhaps 3.25 slots—could work with a 600W graphics card (power The electric current is rumored for the 4090 Ti). MLID explains that the renderings make it look like the latter might be a more likely four-slot solution, and assumes that 3.25 slots will make enough room to make the heatsink 10% to 20% larger, and with a design tweak, that could work for a 600W GPU. .
Although the leaked images could still show a 4090 Ti engineering sample with a temporary cooler (formulated from Ampere, as mentioned earlier), the final design could actually be a four-hole (with more variations).
This leads to new MLID speculation regarding the Lovelace release schedule: the leaker notes that the Ampere cooler leaked a few months before the RTX 3090 came out, so given the timing of this Lovelace cooler leak, we expect the final release to arrive perhaps in August. In fact, this date has been rumored recently, but MLID has heard from sources that Nvidia’s partners (graphics card makers) aren’t expecting any real amount of Lovelace cards until October.
And if that turns out to be the case, it does suggest that those leaked images of the purported 4,090 Ti that we saw in May are actually likely from a sample board, probably not so close to the final Lovelace flagship design we’ll actually get (in October, If the current rumors are true). All this is just speculation, of course, but in general, the leaker seems confident enough in the sources cited here.
Analysis: Lots of noise from the rumor mill (and maybe those fans too)
This does not mean that we may not get it Something Before October of course; This is the month when MLID believes (and is just a belief) that the next generation of Nvidia GPUs will be available in the right quantities.
We could see a reveal, or indeed several teasers, coming before that – and that’s actually to be expected. But the other key piece of the puzzle here is that MLID notes that sources said Nvidia has Many Of the excess stock in the RTX 3000, and as we’ve noted before, any announcement from Lovelace could cause gamers to wait for the RTX 4000, interfering with sales of Ampere GPUs. And with so much stock you need, Nvidia won’t want that to happen…
So we think we won’t get a reveal until near launch time, or another scenario could be that Nvidia’s RTX 3000 models really start to fall, retailers rise to try to change that surplus and as a result, sales happen faster – in which case, we might see previous disclosure. All of this points to an even faster RTX 3000 GPU price drop, and we’re already starting to see more and more evidence of that; All great news for the average consumer.
On the question of whether the RTX 4090 Ti will be a four-slot or three-slot (or some sort of triple-slot compromise), we think it’s too early to name that. Whatever the case, expect a beefy card, although MLID theorizes that Nvidia may not yet be sure if it will push 600W for the 4090 Ti (that could depend on where RDNA 3 performance looks like it will go down, and how The green team should be competitive in comparison).
All we’re going to say is that if the 4090 Ti turns out to be three slots or close to it, and a 600W part, keeping the GPU cool might be possible as described above – but we’re concerned about how noisy the fans can be as a result.
So not only does the RTX 4090 Ti turn your computer into a small room heater that, when under full load, can also look like a plane is flying out of the hangar, and with that potentially huge size of the card – whether it’s really big, or really, really big – When all this adds up, you have to wonder how useless a suggestion is.