NVIDIA RTX 4000 Series GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 graphics card price, specs, and more

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With the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series being an immense success, PC enthusiasts are now looking to the future with the RTX 4000 Series GPU, but we're all keen to know exactly what price we could be looking at.

The RTX 4000- or RTX 40 Series - is the predicted next in line to wow us, and given the power gap between the 30 and 20 Series, we'd expect a similar performance increase for the RTX 40...and a bit of a price spike too.

Interestingly, recent reports and rumours suggest that the RTX 4000 series could be skipped altogether, meaning that we could see a jump straight to the RTX 5000, but since the card is not officially confirmed anyway, we'll take these with a pinch of salt...

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Here's all the latest rumours, speculation, and predictions surrounding the RTX 4000 line of GPUs.

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RTX 4000 Series Price

Much like the previous lines of NVIDIA GPUs, we'd expect NVIDIA to launch a collection of GPUs at different price points. This would likely include the RTX 4080, 4070 and 4060.

Despite its likely improved specs, the RTX 40 Series could launch at the same price point as its predecessors. Both the RTX 2080 and RTX 3080 cost $699 at launch, for example. Given that, here's what the RTX 40 Series could cost:

  • GeForce RTX 4060: $329
  • GeForce RTX 4070: $499
  • GeForce RTX 4080: $699
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Of course, NVIDIA may choose to change its prices for the next line of GPUs. Given last years' component shortage and any other unexpected costs that could drive the price up further.

That being said, according to Hardware Times, Nvidia has paid billions to chip manufacturer TSMC in order to reserve enough capacity to try and cope with demand.

If they have managed to secure enough supply, then we may not be looking at such huge price spike as a result of scalpers.

There are even suggestions that Nvidia may included anti-mining drivers, which would perhaps dissuade some people from buying the card in abundance. And don't forget, that Intel is heading into the graphics card market with the upcoming Arc Alchemist GPUs, aso that could play a role in setting the prices too.

Watch this space, as we've got our ear to the ground for any updates.

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RTX 4000 Series Release Date

When it comes to the RTX 4000 release date, we're still waiting for something more concrete, but there are rumours that we may see the card release around September.

A recent tweet from renowned leaker kopite7kimi has now suggested an 'early Q3' release however, which could suggest we could see cards as early as July, as opposed to later in the quarter.

According to reputable leaker kopite7kimi, the RTX 4000 cards have begun internal and external testing, which would lineup with if partners got their samples last summer, ahead of an autumn 2022 release. Fingers crossed it goes well.

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RTX 4000 Series Specs

When it comes to the specs themselves, again, we're looking at a slight mystery for now, but we can make some informed predictions based on what we know so far...

If a number of leaks are to be believed we could be looking at the following:

  • 12 Graphics Processing Clusters
  • 18432 CUDA Cores
  • 96MB L2 cache
  • Potentially up to 92 Teraflops of compute performance
  • 2.5GHz clock speed
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In a general sense, the RTX 4080 and 4090, according to leakers, are expected to feature 71% more CUDA cores than their predecessors, that is, if they are based on Nvidia's most powerful AD102 dyes.

In comparison to the RTX 3090, this is a big leap up of around 150% on core performance. Just how much power this will need to run is yet to be seen, but some think it may even need a 1500W power supply...

Intriguingly, a more recent leak from kopite7kimi has provided a new set of specs for the RTX 4090 that put it as being double the power of a 3090. His Tweet suggests the card will have 450W TDP which is a step down in power consumption from the long-rumoured claims of Nvidia's top-end card pulling 600W or more.

In addition, it should have 24GB of GDDR6X VRAM with a speed of 21Gbps, which is exactly the same as an RTX 3090 Ti, and a shader count of 16,128 represents a large increase over Nvidia's current top-end cards.

Reliable leaker kopite7kimi had noted that the highest-end Nvidia RTX 4000 GPUs based on the AD102 dyes may be set to smash the 100 teraflops barrier to provide competition to AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 7000 series in what he's called an all-out 'gaming war'.

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kopite7kimi has also floated the idea that there is allegedly a card in development based on the 'full fat' AD102 dye, complete with 900W TDP and 48GB DDR6 VRAM. If this is the case, it would make sense for it to be the RTX 4090 Ti, given these specs are doubly powerful than what we believe the top-end RTX 4090 to be.

Intriguingly, kopite7kimi has also noted that the RTX 4000 series of cards may well stick with PCIe Gen 4.0 support, as opposed to going with PCIe Gen 5.0, which may be from the standpoint of practicality and cost, as adopting PCIe Gen 5.0 at this early stage is likely to bump the cost of cards up.

We've also seen a leaked design for the RTX 4090Ti Founders Edition which looks to retain the same dual-axial fan design as previous Founder's Edition cards, as well as a metal frame, thanks to a poster on the Chiphell forum (via VideoCardz). You can check out the alleged design below:

rtx 4090 founders edition leaked design
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Image Credit: Chiphell (via VideoCardz)

Will RTX 4000 have Anti Mining Drivers?

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Aside from the performance differences, we could see NVIDIA implement anti-mining drivers into the RTX 40 Series, as mentioned. These cryptocurrency mining restrictions currently only exist in the RTX 3060, which launched after the other RTX 30 Series GPUs.

Designed to prevent users from mining Ethereum on its GeForce RTX cards, time will tell whether NVIDIA includes this restriction in every upcoming GPU it creates. With stock shortages meaning fewer gamers can get their hands on a new GeForce GPU, NVIDIA may be keen to push miners away from its gaming-focused cards.

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However, this doesn't mean NVIDIA wants to lock miners out completely. With the launch of its NVIDIA CMP (crypto mining processor) the company looks to at least want to free up more GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs for gamers.