The consumption of Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 and 4070 decreases by 30%

The consumption of Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 and 4070 decreases by 30%

The power consumption of the RTX 4000 has been at the center of attention in the course of past rumors, with really high values ​​that have made those wishing to purchase the new GPU worry. According to new info shared by the insider kopite7kimi, Nvidia would however have revised down the energy consumption of the RTX 4080 and 4070, now lower than the figures released previously.

Specifically, the consumption of the RTX 4070 has decreased from 300W to 285W, while the RTX 4080 would have dropped from a whopping 450W to just 320W, matching the power consumption of the RTX 3080. As specified in another post by the insider, it seems that Nvidia has realized the problematic consumption of its new video cards, requiring a reduction to the values ​​equal to those of the Ampere models, which are much more acceptable. However, given the reduced power consumption, we could also expect lower operating frequencies and performance.

We can expect RTX 4080 with 320W and RTX 4070 with 285W.

- kopite7kimi (@ kopite7kimi) August 9, 2022

The sources of the insider, which so far proved to be always authoritative, obviously remain unknown. However, the colleagues at hypothesize the problems encountered by Nvidia engineers in making the chip, made at 5nm by TSMC, work with the powers mentioned in the past. It is not known whether the same treatment will affect the more energy-intensive top models RTX 4090 and 4090 Ti: the latter, according to previous information, would be able to reach a total consumption of 800 W, a worrying value that would force the purchase of a power supply of at least over 1 KW.| ); }
Everything is therefore still in progress and it will be necessary, as usual, to wait for the official launch event to finally discover the cards of the new RTX 4000.