Nvidia’s Ada Lovelace flagship could have an crazy 800W TDP
Rumour has it that Nvidia’s working on a flagship “Ada Lovelace” graphics card that sits beyond Nvidia’s planned RTX 4090 graphics card. This GPU is reportedly using a new board design called PG137, and could be a next-generation RTX TITAN series graphics card.
According to the leaker @kopite7kimi, Nvidia’s flagship next-generation CPU (called “The Beast”) will feature 48GB of 24Gbps GDDR6X memory, 18,176 CUDA cores, and a TDP of 800 watts. This gives Nvidia’s so-called “The Beast” GPU two times as much VRAM capacity as Nvidia’s RTX 3090 Ti, memory modules that are 14.2% faster, and 69% more CUDA cores.
With a TDP of 800 watts, Nvidia’s “The Beast” GPU will likely ship with two 12+4-pin PCIe 5.0 power connectors. Today, the only graphics cards to do this are ultra-high-end overclocking-oriented graphics cards like EVGA’s RTX 3090 Ti KINGPIN.
At this time, it is unknown if this rumoured GPU model will be. It could be an RTX 4090 Ti, a new RTX TITAN, or something completely new from Nvidia. Beyond that, it remains to be seen if Nvidia is crazy enough to even release a graphics card with a TDP that’s approaching a kW.
As always, GPU rumours should always be taken with a grain of salt. While these rumoured GPU specifications are impressive, they sitting within crazy territory in terms of both power consumption and VRAM capacity. Cooling an 800W graphics card would be a very challenging task, and not many workloads can justify using having 48GB of VRAM. That said, every TITAN-class card from Nvidia has always arguably had too much VRAM at launch.