A new generation of graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD will be released in the second half of the year, with sources saying the Nvidia RTX 4090 will have 450W or higher power consumption and even a higher model with 600W.
Tom's Hardware spoke with AMD senior Vice President Sam Naffziger about graphics power consumption. AMD explained that the demand for graphics cards' gaming and computing performance is increasing, but technological progress has slowed significantly, so graphics cards' power consumption is increasing. AMD has laid out a roadmap for graphics efficiency improvements, but that's the way it is today... Performance is king.
Naffziger noted that AMD will have to increase power consumption because competitors are doing so, but AMD's increase will likely be lower.
IT Home has learned that Nvidia's RTX 40 series graphics cards are expected to feature PCIe 5.0 16pin power sockets up to 600W, and AMD has yet to confirm whether the RX 7000 series will feature this design.
The AMD Radeon RX7000 series is now scheduled for launch "later this year" with a 5nm process and RDNA3 architecture for 50 per cent more energy efficiency.