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Nvidia Announces Ada, RTX 4090, and 2 RTX 4080 GPUs, and It’s a Huge Leap


At GTC this morning Nvidia finally pulled the wraps off its much-anticipated Ada Lovelace architecture along with three GPUs based on it. Jensen unveiled the GeForce RTX 4090 GPU and two RTX 4080s based on different dies. This is a first for the company and something that’s sure to confuse gamers. One is allegedly based on the AD104 die, with the other using the even-smaller AD103 die. The headline feature is the difference in memory — 16GB versus 12GB — but they have vastly different specs.

Jensen didn’t discuss the Ada cards’ details, but the website is already live. He noted Ada is up to 4X faster than the previous flagship in ray tracing for certain titles. The AD102 die will also have 18,000 CUDA cores, which is 70 percent more cores than the Ampere flagship. And just as the final teaser noted, the AD102 die has 75 billion ...


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