Rumor mill: When it comes to performance, size and price, the RTX 4090 is a monstrous graphics card, but it looks like an even more monstrous product will appear in Ada Lovelace’s lineup. Purported images of what is probably the Titan RTX Ada, although it could be the RTX 4090 Ti, have leaked showing its massive four-slot design and four I/O display connectors that are aligned vertically rather than horizontally.
Assuming this is the real deal, photos from the MEGAsizeGPU hardware information source confirm that the most powerful Lovelace card will use an Nvidia design completely different from what we’ve seen before. They assume that the PCB is positioned vertically, meaning it will be parallel to the motherboard when the card is inserted.
We can also see an exhaust grille so large that it covers two PCI slots, which could have led Nvidia to place three DisplayPort ports and one HDMI port vertically rather than horizontally.
There has been debate about whether this new card will be an RTX 4090 Ti or a Titan RTX Ada. Given the golden theme, it seems we are looking at the latter. There are additional hints on the sticker of the I/O bracket; the PG137 PCB number was revealed by kopite7kimi last July in a leak about the flagship Lovelace card with 48 GB GDDR6X, 18,176 CUDA cores and a TDP of 800 watts, for which it received the appropriate nickname “the beast”. For reference, the RTX 4090 board number is PG139, and it has 16,384 CUDA cores.
48G 24Gbps GDDR6X
total board power ~800W
— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) July 25, 2022
Elsewhere, it says that the Titan is the first device equipped with a reference cooler with three Nvidia fans and consuming 800 Watts TBP through two 16-pin connectors, which sounds alarming considering how much some people have struggled with RTX 4090 adapters.
In addition to the golden theme, the rumored 48 GB GDDR6X memory with a speed of 24 Gbps suggests that this card is a Titan RTX Ada, since the brand has been aimed mainly at creators and the scientific community for a long time; the RTX 6000 Ada also has 48 GB of memory, although slower than GDDR6 by 20 Gbps. Another piece of evidence points to last year’s announcement by Micron that it produces 24 Gbps modules that have never been used in Nvidia cards.
Back in October, there were rumors (emphasis on this word) that Nvidia canceled the Titan RTX Ada because it turned off switches, melted power supplies, and sometimes completely dissolved. Perhaps the company has already solved these problems, and the card is on its way to becoming a purchasable and, undoubtedly, very expensive product.