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NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPUs For GeForce RTX 40 Series To Bring The Same Generational Jump As Maxwell To Pascal

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Hassan Mujtaba

Aug 1, 2021 12:21 EDT

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards featuring the Ada Lovelace GPU architecture are expected to deliver the same generational performance jump that we saw moving from the 9-series Maxwell GPUs to 10-series Pascal GPUs. The rumor comes from

Ulysses

, who has been talking about NVIDIA's next-gen parts for a while now.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 GPUs With Ada Lovelace Architecture Expected To Deliver Same Generational Jump As We Saw With Maxwell To Pascal

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards based on the Pascal GPU architecture were a huge performance jump compared to its Maxwell-based GeForce 9 series precessors. The 16nm chips delivered a major improvement to performance, efficiency, and overall value, also marking one of the biggest leaps in 'Ti' graphics performance. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is still regarded as the best 'Ti' graphics card ever made, a performance jump that NVIDIA has been unable to match with its Turing and Ampere flagships.

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Now the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series is expected to deliver the same generational performance jump over the GeForce RTX 30 series. Based on the Ada Lovelace GPU architecture, the GeForce 40 series graphics cards are

expected to utilize TSMC's 5nm process node

and while they will be very

power-hungry

, their efficiency numbers will go up tremendously thanks to the huge performance jump.

There are also some other details mentioned regarding clock speeds and launch timeframe. We know that the GeForce RTX 40 series is a long way from now and the rumor is that we won't expect these cards to launch until late Q4 2022. This is also due to the fact that NVIDIA will reportedly be offering an intermediate

SUPER refresh of its GeForce RTX 30 series

lineup in 2022. So if that lineup was to come before RTX 40 series, then we can expect the launch to slip further in Q1 2023. This means that AMD might just have its

RDNA 3 lineup

out by the time NVIDIA launches its new GPU family.

In terms of clock speeds, the Ada Lovelace-powered NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs are said to offer clock speeds between 2.2 to 2.5 GHz (boost). This is a nice improvement to 1.7-1.9 GHz clocks that the Ampere architecture churns out currently on average. The Pascal architecture also clocked impressively and was the first GPU architecture to breach the 2.0 GHz clock speed limit however, it is AMD who has taken the clock speed throne with its RDNA 2 GPU architecture which can hit clocks beyond 2.5 GHz with ease.

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Based on these numbers, if the RTX 4090 or whatever the AD102 GPU is featured inside features 18,432 CUDA cores, then we are getting up to 80 TFLOPs of FP32 compute performance at 2.2 GHz which is insane and over 2x the single-precision floating-point jump over RTX 3090. These numbers do align with the rumors that we can expect up to a 2.5x performance jump with the Ada Lovelace-GPUs-based NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 graphics cards.

NVIDIA CUDA GPU (Generational Comparison) Preliminary:

GPU

TU102

GA102

AD102

Architecture

Turing

Ampere

Ada Lovelace

Process

TSMC 12nm NFF

Samsung 8nm

5nm

Graphics Processing Clusters (GPC)

6

7

12

Texture Processing Clusters (TPC)

36

42

72

Streaming Multiprocessors (SM)

72

84

144

CUDA Cores

4608

10752

18432

Theoretical TFLOPs

16.1

37.6

~80 TFLOPs?

Flagship SKU

RTX 2080 Ti

RTX 3090

RTX 4090?

TGP

250W

350W

400-500W

Release

Sep. 2018

Sept. 20

2022 (TBC)

But the biggest question remains, will the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards with Ada Lovelace GPUs bring back the same pricing as Pascal? Not only was the GTX 1080 Ti the best card for its performance, but it also offered the best value of any 'Ti' graphics card which is why we all loved the Pascal family.

The $699 US pricing made the GTX 1080 Ti an amazing value but not only that, but NVIDIA also dropped pricing of its standard lineup to $499 (GTX 1080) and $349 for the GTX 1070 which we definitely should be going back to. However, the rise in component & logistics costs may not bring back the same level of pricing again.

NVIDIA GeForce GPU Segment/Tier Prices

Graphics Segment

2014-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

2020-2021

Titan Tier

Titan X (Maxwell)

Titan X (Pascal)

Titan Xp (Pascal)

Titan V (Volta)

Titan RTX (Turing)

GeForce RTX 3090

Price

$999 US

$1199 US

$1199 US

$2999 US

$2499 US

$1499 US

Ultra Enthusiast Tier

GeForce GTX 980 Ti

GeForce GTX 980 Ti

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

Price

$649 US

$649 US

$699 US

$999 US

$999 US

$1199 US

Enthusiast Tier

GeForce GTX 980

GeForce GTX 1080

GeForce GTX 1080

GeForce RTX 2080

GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER

GeForce RTX 3080

Price

$549 US

$549 US

$549 US

$699 US

$699 US

$699 US

High-End Tier

GeForce GTX 970

GeForce GTX 1070

GeForce GTX 1070

GeForce RTX 2070

GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER

GeForce RTX 3070 TiGeForce RTX 3070

Price

$329 US

$379 US

$379 US

$499 US

$499 US

$599$499

Mainstream Tier

GeForce GTX 960

GeForce GTX 1060

GeForce GTX 1060

GeForce GTX 1060

GeForce RTX 2060 SUPERGeForce RTX 2060GeForce GTX 1660 TiGeForce GTX 1660 SUPERGeForce GTX 1660

GeForce RTX 3060 TiGeForce RTX 3060 12 GB

Price

$199 US

$249 US

$249 US

$249 US

$399 US$349 US$279 US$229 US$219 US

$399 US$329 US

Entry Tier

GTX 750 TiGTX 750

GTX 950

GTX 1050 TiGTX 1050

GTX 1050 TiGTX 1050

GTX 1650 SUPERGTX 1650

TBA

Price

$149 US$119 US

$149 US

$139 US$109 US

$139 US$109 US

$159 US$149 US

TBA

NVIDIA and AMD have really been moving the price bar up for their high-end cards for a while now and unless there's some really heated GPU competition between both with enough supply in the channels, we don't expect 'Ti' variants to fall back down the $1000 US pricing segment.

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GTX 1070

USD 620.06

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USD 2598

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