NVIDIA RTX 4090 600W 3.0GHz
NVIDIA’s new flagship GPU has now been spotted running at 3.0GHz, using a GPU compression tool.
The RTX 4090 featuring NVIDIA’s latest Ada Lovelace architecture can easily run at very high clocks, well above the previous architecture. NVIDIA themselves already shown The card runs at 2.85GHz with ease and that was in stock.
With a little bit of effort for gamers and overclocking, they can achieve much higher clocks, 3.0GHz during stress testing with the Kombustor or even 3.1GHz during lighter workloads, but 3.0GHz seems to be in the range for most high-end GPUs.
According to screenshots posted on Bilibili, the RTX 4090 can run at 3.0GHz and 425.6W or 2.64GHz and 615.8W. Both results are extreme for any GPU, but as noted, they are clearly achievable with an RTX 4090. The leaker apparently used MSI Kombustor for both tests. The 3.0 GHz clock was run with the default test called “msi-01” and a 616W workload called “Furmark-donut” was recorded. The latter is much more than hunger for power.
The only thing that wasn’t shown was the GPU temperature and memory hotspots, as the leaker explained, this was on purpose.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 has a default TDP of 450W, which is a default configuration for most custom models as well. However, the vast majority of cards will also have “OC” or “Gaming” configurations, with TDPs exceeding 500W. Furthermore, GPUs like the Founder Edition reportedly have a power limit of 600 watts, which may explain the card that was used in this test.