We were recently showered with the out-of-this-world performing GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. While many are still unable to get their hands on the amazing RDNA2 and RTX 30 series GPUs due to the current ongoing chip shortage and price inflammation, it’s still an undeniable fact that the cards are the best we can get.
However, according to the latest sources, brought to us by nonother than both kopite7kimi and Greymon55, Nvidia might be cooking up something which will be more of a power hogger than its RTX 30 series.
Sources report that some of Nvidia’s upcoming Lovelace GPUs will be somewhere in the upper 400W range. It’s being assumed that these extravagant numbers belong to the top models of the RTX 4000 series, which will be built on AD102 silicon and will be successors to the RTX 3080 / Ti and RTX 3090.
However, Nvidia isn’t the only one working on some power machine, and we also have AMD, which is reportedly working on its Navi 32. This will be the top SKU from AMD’s RDNA3 line-up, and sources report that the multi-chipset GPU would sit below 500W in total board power draw and below 350 mm² per graphics core die, which is super hot literally.
These high-power GPUs from both Nvidia and AMD, for now, exist only in rumours, and I mean such a high power usage is concerning and means that you need a pretty high-end processor and power system to run them without any hiccups. Not just that, but they will cause an even bigger strain on PSUs and cooling in smaller cases than what the RDNA2 and RTX 30 series caused.
However, no matter the 400W+ power for GPUs, top-end rigs and power stations with outstanding cooling and kilowatt power supplies won’t be an issue. But when it comes to regular gamers and even notebook aspirants, it’s time for their dreams to be crushed.