On the Chinese forum of Baidu, photos of what appears to be, in effect, one have appeared GeForce RTX 4090 custom by ZOTAC. The conditional is a must in this phase where the “leaks” follow one another at a constant rate and do not always turn out to be true.
Taking for granted the veracity of the images, we see a card of considerable size, with a three fan heatsink and a thickness such as occupy at least three slots on the motherboard, if not more. To be noted in the photo from the rear that the heatsink extends well beyond the PCB. Also, the font on the box follows the one seen on the photo of the alleged GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition.
If two clues prove it, either we find ourselves in front of two well-conceived fakes or the use of the new character by NVIDIA is to be considered confirmed. According to rumors, the GeForce RTX 4090 will be announced on September 20 at GTC 2022 during the keynote of Presidentissimo Jensen Huang.
Based on the new Ada Lovelace architecture, the GeForce RTX 4090 is expected to adopt a GPU AD102 with 16384 active CUDA cores. The card should have 24GB of GDDR6X memory at 21 Gbps and have a TDP of 450W. Features that, according to a leak, would guarantee double the performance of the RTX 3090, at least in 3DMark Time Spy Extreme.
This NVIDIA card should be followed by the GeForce RTX 4080, perhaps in two variants with 12 and 16 GB of memory. As for the model with more memory, we are talking about a card with AD103 GPU with 9728 CUDA core and 16 GB of GDDR6X memory at 23 Gbps on the 256-bit bus. The TGP should settle at 340W. The 12GB model, on the other hand, should feature a TGP of 285W, so the specs should be decidedly different but we currently have no details.