Nvidia RTX 4090 Ti was canceled because of its extremely high power consumption
There have long been rumors that Nvidia would follow up its incredibly powerful RTX 4090 with an even more potent RTX 4090 Ti. However, there is now talk that the company may have been a little too ambitious with its next flagship GPU. Moore’s Law is Dead claims in a YouTube video that the reported Nvidia RTX 4090 Ti could actually be a new RTX Titan Ada. You can view the video below. In the past, Titan GPUs have been no-holds-barred graphics cards with a price tag to match, targeted more at creative professionals than gamers.
Since the last Titan card was the RTX Titan in 2018, which is based on Nvidia’s RTX 2000 series “Turing” architecture, it wouldn’t be entirely out of the question for a new Titan to debut shortly. Whether it’s called the RTX 4090 Ti or the RTX Titan Ada, recent speculation suggests we might not see the next GPU anytime soon, according to Moore’s Law is Dead. According to Moore’s Law is Dead reliable source, the new GPU would reportedly have a TDP (Thermal Design Power; basically, the power demands of the card) of between 600 and 700 watts. That is still a significant power consumption, even though it is less than other rumors, and it would be excessive for all but the most potent and expensive PSUs (Power Supply Units).
The new GPU would also need two 16-pin power connectors and use the complete AD102 chip rather than a scaled-down version seen in the RTX 4090. Additionally, the new GPU would occupy four case slots, making it significantly larger than the RTX 4090, which is already a sizable graphics card. Even if they have a compatible PSU, this may make it difficult for many individuals to install it on their PCs.
In fact, the GPU might be so large that the motherboard is really hooked into the GPU rather than the other way around. The fact that the new GPU was so demanding that it was breaking power supplies and tripping breakers, according to Moore’s Law is Dead, was perhaps the most concerning. At least not until Nvidia resolves the issues. There are also rumors that Nvidia would delay the launch until GDDR6 or even GDDR7 visual memory is available, both of which have 27 Gbps bandwidth.
Will it be worth the wait? We are still unable to understand the appeal of a highly pricey (and powerful) RTX 4090 Ti. An even more powerful GPU just won’t be on many people’s “must purchase” lists because the RTX 4090 is soon about to launch and will give considerably more power than the majority of gamers currently need. However, if this forthcoming GPU is an RTX Titan, then there are more reasons for it to exist due to its commercial and innovative applications. However, no company will want to invest in GPUs that end up melting. Although we appreciate aggressive businesses like Nvidia, they must also keep the requirements of their customers in mind.