A new report claims that there won’t be a Titan variant of NVIDIA’s Ada Lovelace-based GPUs, but the RTX 4090 Ti might still be on track. The news comes just a few days after reports emerged that the company had halted the development of the rumored RTX 4090 Ti GPU indefinitely due to its inordinately high power draw that was said to be tripping circuit breakers and destroying power supplies. In some cases, the cards even melted themselves, meaning they were far from ready for prime time.
NVIDIA also recently canceled the launch of the RTX 4080 12 GB variant, claiming the product is “not named right.” The decision followed massive criticism after the company’s own benchmarks showed a significant difference in performance between the 12GB and 16GB variants of the RTX 4080. One of the reasons for the vast performance gulf is the use of the AD104 GPU in the 12GB variant, while the 16GB model comes with the AD103 GPU. The former was also supposed to go with only 7,680 CUDA cores and a 192-bit memory bus, while the 16GB RTX 4080 has 9,726 CUDA cores and a 256-bit memory bus.
According to prolific tipster kopite7kimi, NVIDIA is shelving the Ada Lovelace-based TITAN graphics card and is instead working on the RTX 4090 Ti. The TITAN card was expected to offer top-end performance for professionals, thanks to more cores and faster memory. However, the beefy performance was expected to come at a price, as the card was said to have a power draw of over 600W, which would have made it a niche product by most standards.
Ada Lovelace TITAN Dropped In Favor Of RTX 4090 Ti?
The 4090 Ti is expected to come with very similar specifications to the standard 4090, but with 24GB of memory and 24Gbps speeds for the GDDR6X VRAM. According to recent rumors, the 4090 Ti will be up to 20 percent faster than the standard 4090, with up to 18,176 CUDA cores and 96MB of L2 cache. It is also said to have 224 ROPs and offer up to 2.95GHz of boost speeds, while the default frequency is expected to be around 2.75GHz.
Meanwhile, despite the rumored cancelation of the Ada Lovelace TITAN, NVIDIA has two other GPU offerings for the professional AI and workstation segments. The first is the RTX 6000, which features the full configuration of the AD102 GPU with 18,176 CUDA cores and 48GB of memory. The second is the L40 Omniverse GPU, which also has 48GB of GDDR6 memory with ECC support. As for the NVIDIA RTX 4090 Ti, it’s not immediately clear when it might launch, but there will likely be more information about it in the coming weeks.
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