Moving towards mid-2022, we are looking forward to the next generation of graphics cards. Nvidia Ada Lovelace and AMD RDNA3 will be released in the second half of the year, promising to bring significant strides in power.
There are many rumors about the new VGA product range of Nvidia and AMD that are gradually being revealed. One of the scariest rumors at the moment is that the new generation of high-end graphics processors – AD102 RTX 40 series – will have a power consumption of 800W or more. If that is true, it will be a nightmare for gamers.
Greymon55, who specializes in revealing rumors with high accuracy, said that Nvidia will unveil its new VGAs in September. This VGAs will have power consumption from 450W to 850W, using the AD102 graphics processor. These GPUs will likely appear in the RTX 4080, 4080Ti, and 4090 series.
Of course, these are all just rumors and the actual product is likely to be much different from the above specifications. However, it is not uncommon for new generations of graphics cards to eat more power.
At the present time, VGAs are using a lot of electricity. Nvidia RTX 3090 has a power consumption TDP of 350W and depending on the manufacturer, we will have higher numbers. Many top-of-the-line VGAs have 3-fan heatsinks. In some countries with high summer temperatures, gaming may be restricted during the summer if TDP is as high as rumored.
If you’re building a system with next-generation high-end GPUs, you’ll need a quality power supply, even if the consumption doesn’t reach 800W. New VGAs will require advanced connectivity, like PCIe 5.0 or a power rating of 1200W. Let’s hope that 800W is not the actual number.