Nvidia Has Finally Decided To Reduce The Consumption Of Its Graphics Cards

Leaker kopite7kimi, who has already revealed a lot of information about future Nvidia graphics cards, claims on Twitter that the RTX 4070 and RTX 4080 will eventually consume less power than expected. In the comments, players are concerned: did the manufacturer have to sacrifice performance to achieve this result?

As the progress of the leak, the outlines of future RTX 4000s emerge. If nothing is official yet, one thing is certain: graphics cards are going to be real power monsters. For example, we know that the RTX 4070 Ti will equal the clout of the current RTX 3090 Ti, while the flagship of this generation, the RTX 4090, will be 82% more powerful than the RTX 3090.

Suffice it to say, gamers increasingly want to see what such a beast does on their PC, although he does not lose sight of the fact that this power has a price: energy consumption. Indeed, with an RTX 4000 consuming 800 W and another that could even reach 900 W, the electricity bill already promises to be high for those who manage to get their hands on the graphics cards.

Nvidia would have sacrificed the performance of the RTX 4000 to reduce their power consumption

“The problem is power consumption,” as kopite7kimi, the leaker behind most of the leaks related to the RTX 4000, well reminds us on his Twitter account. Nevertheless, the rest of his post is somewhat cryptic. Namely, it reports that “the power consumption of the RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 will be reduced”. Compared to previous leaks or compared RTX 3000, it does not indicate.

Players are already concerned in the comments. In particular, one of them explains that in order to reduce power consumption, Nvidia necessarily had to choose to lower either the clock frequency or the memory speed. Either way, that would mean the RTX 4000s would be less powerful than expected. This also matches a recent leak regarding the RTX 4080. Time will tell if this is indeed the case.