GeForce RTX 40 family flagship GPUs can be very power-hungry

  • February 25, 2022

There are many signs that computer owners waiting for the top-of-the-line GeForce RTX 40 GPUs may be waiting for power supply replacements. The first reports indicate significant power consumption of the flagship systems.

The premiere of Nvidia’s new graphics cards from the GeForce RTX 40 family is due this fall – not surprisingly, more and more interesting information about their specs is appearing online. There are many indications that their capabilities will not differ significantly from the current generation GeForce RTX 30 GPUs, but their power consumption may be very high.

This information was obtained by a very well-informed Twitter user named Greymon55. He reports that the top-end GPU based on the AD102 chip will not be power efficient. He mentions GeForce RTX 4080, 4080 Ti and 4090 cards, which should have a total graphics power (TGP) of 450W, 650W and 850W respectively.

Somewhat more optimistic information is provided by another well-known expert in the world of technology, Kopite7kimi – he believes that the power consumption of GPUs will be set at 450W, 600W and 800W.

However, at this point it is worth to treat these revelations with a certain amount of caution – this is also said by the above-mentioned Twitter users who shared this information.