The NVIDIA AD103-301 GPU has been confirmed by Gainward
NVIDIA to introduce new types of Ada GPUs.
Gainward has become the first company to confirm a new AD103 GPU variant. The updated silicon called AD103-301 brings minor changes to end users, but will help board partners keep cost down.
The first rumors about XX0/XX1 GPU variants surfaced last week with updated RTX 4070 non-Ti specs. NVIDIA has informed board partners that two GPU variants will be available for this SKU. This was later confirmed by HKEPC who provided more information on the mentioned AD104-25X GPU variants for the upcoming GeForce model:
AD104-250 / 251 = GeForce RTX 4070
AD104-250 requires comparator circuit, AD104-251 no need, GeForce RTX 4080 will change to AD103-301 soon. @employee
– HKEPC (hkepcmedia) January 9, 2023
We can now confirm that board partners have already been informed of a couple of GPU specs for the RTX 4070. The “251” GPU will enter mass production a few weeks after the “250,” and will require “a few fewer components,” a source claims. Ultimately, this should reduce the cost of the GPU, but not significantly.
This change has already been implemented on the RTX 4080 model shipped with the AD103-300 or AD103-301 GPUs, both of which are said to offer the same performance and capabilities, but are a new design that requires changes in the PCB.
Gainward confirms that both variants include the same clocks, TDP and GPU configuration. Furthermore, the company hasn’t released a new revision to existing cards (such as we had with the LHR models), which means that the AD103-300 and 301 are essentially the same GPUs.
|Rumored specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series|
|VideoCardz.com||RTX 4090||RTX 4080||RTX 4070 Ti||RTX 4070||RTX 4060 Ti|
|building||Ada (TSMC 4N)||Ada (TSMC 4N)||Ada (TSMC 4N)||Ada (TSMC 4N)||Ada (TSMC 4N)|
|GPU||M 102 – 300||M 103 – 300/301||AD 104-400||AD104-250/251||AD 106 – 350|
|The default is TGP|
|release date||October 12, 2022||November 16, 2022||January 5, 2023||March (?) 2023||TBC|