NVIDIA’s next generation ‘Ada Lovelace’ GPU-powered flagship GeForce graphics card rumored to have AD102 GPU, 21 Gbps memory, 24 GB capacity and up to 600W TGP

NVIDIA’s Ada Lovelace GPUs will hit gamers later this year in the next generation of GeForce RTX graphics cards. These cards are expected to rock at some extreme specifications and some extreme GPU requirements to function as described in detail Kopite7kimi in its latest round of leaks.

NVIDIA’s next generation flagship GeForce graphics card detailed: AD102 GPU, 24 GB & 21 Gbps memory, up to 600W TGP

There may be one new rumor around the naming convention used by the next generation of GeForce graphics cards, and some are now pointing to a name change to the GeForce RTX 50 series instead of the previously expected GeForce RTX 40 series. In the end, whatever NVIDIA decides to call the next GeForce series is not as important as its underlying specifications.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 ‘Ada Lovelace’ graphics card with GA102-300 GPU ‘Rumored’ specifications

We know from the leaked NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPU configurations, which show that the flagship GA102 Gaming chip will rock a total of 144 SMs, a 71% increase over the existing GA102 GPU, and house a massive number of CUDA cores of 18,432. The chip used by the flagship GeForce graphics card will shake the AD102-300 GPU, and we can not say for sure if this will be the full-fat SKU, as the RTX 3090 Ti with GA102-350 rocks the full configuration, while the GA102 -300 SKU on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 is a cut SKU.

According to Kopite7kimi, the flagship GeForce graphics card will be based on the PG137 / 139-SKU30 PCB. These are both reference and Founders Edition designs. The reference design is provided to AIBs as a reference for their custom models, while the FE design is exclusive to the Founders Edition reference model.

The graphics card is said to retain 24 GB of memory capacity while offering a 21 Gbps memory speed across a 384-bit bus interface. It is the same memory design as the flagship Ampere GeForce, GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and should rock the same amount of bandwidth at 1004 Gb / s. As for the power input, the card will have a single PCIe Gen 5 connector with a TGP rating of up to 600W. You will need a 4x 8-pin to 1x 16-pin adapter if you are running an older PSU or a single Gen 5 to Gen 5 connector if you have a compatible power supply.

NVIDIA Ada Lovelace ‘GeForce RTX 40’ GPU configurations

GPU name GPCs / TPCs SMs per TPC / total CUDA colors L2 cache Memory bus
AD102 12/6 2/144 18432 96 MB 384-bit
AD103 7/6 2/84 10752 64 MB 256-bit
AD104 5/6 2/60 7680 48 MB 192-bit
AD106 3/6 2/36 4608 32 MB 128-bit
AD107 3/4 2/24 3072 32 MB 128-bit

NVIDIA Ada Lovelace & Ampere GPU Comparison

There is a Lovelace GPU SMS CUDA colors Top SKU Memory bus Ampere GPU SMS CUDA colors Top SKU Memory bus SM increase (% above amperes)
AD102 144 18432 RTX 4090? 384-bit GA102 84 10752 RTX 3090 Ti 384-bit +71%
AD103 84 10752 RTX 4070? 256-bit GA103S 60 7680 RTX 3080 Ti 256-bit +40%
AD104 60 7680 RTX 4060? 192-bit GA104 48 6144 RTX 3070 Ti 256-bit +25%
AD106 36 4608 RTX 4050 Ti? 128-bit GA106 30 3840 RTX 3060 192-bit +20%
AD107 24 3072 RTX 4050? 128-bit GA107 20 2560 RTX 3050 128-bit +20%

The NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPU family is expected to bring a generational leap similar to Maxwell to Pascal. It is expected to launch in the second half of 2022, but expects supply and prices to match current cards despite NVIDIA spending billions of dollars on acquiring the good, good TSMC 5nm wafers.


GPU TU102 GA102 AD102
Architecture Turing Ampere Ada Lovelace
Treat TSMC 12nm NFF Samsung 8nm TSMC 5nm
Die Size 754 mm2 628 mm2 ~ 600mm2
Graphics Processing Clusters (GPC) 6 7 12
Texture Processing Clusters (TPC) 36 42 72
Streaming multiprocessors (SM) 72 84 144
CUDA colors 4608 10752 18432
L2 cache 6 MB 6 MB 96 MB
Theoretical TFLOPs 16.1 37.6 ~ 90 TFLOPs?
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6X GDDR6X
Memory bus 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit
Memory capacity 11 GB (2080 Ti) 24 GB (3090) 24 GB (4090?)
Flagship SKU RTX 2080 Ti RTX 3090 RTX 4090?
TGP 250W 350W 450-850W?
Release September 2018 Sept. 20 2H 2022 (TBC)

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