Earlier this month, rumours began circulating that NVIDIA’s top-tier, next-generation GeForce RTX 40 series GPU could ship out with a TDP requirement above the 600W mark. Now, it has come to our attention that the GPU brand is allegedly testing out a enthusiast-level Ada Lovelace AD102 GPU, running on an overwhelming TDP of 900W.
News of such a GPU was first broken by prominent leakster kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi), who reportedly “confirmed” that NVIDIA was indeed tinkering with a GeForce RTX 40 series card with a 900 TDP and 48GB of GDDR6X memory running at 24Gbps, Additionally, the card unsurprisingly requires not one, but two of the new 16-pin Microfit MOLEX PCIe connectors to run. It’s actually this kind of news that makes one think that NVIDIA is planning the revival and return of its TITAN series.
In fact, there is another full-fat AD102 SKU with 900W TGP, 48G 24Gbps GDDR6X, 2*16pin and higher frequency.
But no one knows whether it will become an actual product. Because the test board of AD102 has more than two 16pin connectors, so everything is possible.
— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) April 27, 2022
Besides the 900W GPU, kopite7kimi also posted in another tweet that they had also gotten confirmation for the specifications of the other RTX 40 series cards, namely the alleged RTX 4080 and RTX 4070. For the RTX 4080, NVIDIA will supposedly increase the graphic memory capacity to 16GB, up from 4GB or 6GB, depending on which RTX 3080 model you’re matching it with. While the RTX 4070 series will seemingly ship out with 12GB GDDR6X, up from 8GB in the current RTX 3070 series.
**90 PG137/139-SKU330, AD102-300, 24G 21Gbps, 600W
— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) April 11, 2022
As to when or if NVIDIA plans to launch the 48GB, 900W behemoth of a graphics card is anybody’s guess. For that matter, NVIDIA is expected to announce the successor to its Ampere architecture later this year, so we’ll just have to wait until then.