Nvidia’s RTX-3000 cards offer plenty of graphics performance, but they’re not very energy efficient. However, it looks like this problem will only get worse with the next generation of GPUs.
New Nvidia graphics cards could be real power consumers
If you want to buy a new graphics card, you have to dig deep into your pocket. Prices have been going up again for a few months – and that’s really though in fall 2022 The next generation of GPUs is about to happen.
For now, details about the RTX 4000 and RX 7000 are still few and far between, but well-known hardware leaker Greymon55 has now learned interesting information about Nvidia’s next flagship, GeForce RTX 4090. He assumes that a higher GPU will be a real power hog and TDP of 550 W Achieve. For comparison: the current top model, the RTX 3090, has a TDP of 350 watts, and the 2080 Ti’s consumption at that time was 250 watts.
If Greymon55’s assumption turns out to be correct, it may offend some PC gamers. Because with such a high energy consumption, the difference will also increase at the end of the year It is clearly marked on the electricity bill.
In addition, we should not forget that the development of heat will also increase due to increased energy consumption. In other words: Cooling the graphics card will be much more difficult In addition, it can heat your building in the summer.
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It is also said that AMD graphics cards consume more power
But not only the new Nvidia graphics cards can become a real consumer of power in the next generation. Graymon55 assumes that The best AMD models can also land at a TDP of around 500W. For many PC players, changing the power supply unit should be necessary at the latest.
But it will take some time before that happens. Currently assumed Nvidia RTX 4000 graphics cards will be released in October 2022New AMD models should be in stores in early 2023. It remains to be seen whether the new GPUs will then be available at MSRP or if prices will skyrocket thanks to the chipset crisis and speculators.