Original message 08-12-2023, 08:02 –
More information has emerged about the RTX 4090 D, a special variant of the existing Lovelace flagship that Nvidia would like to release in China due to the recently tightened export regulations. There is a lot of talk in the corridors about all kinds of specifications, including clock speed and power consumption.
The 4090 D is expected around the end of January 2024.
According to BenchLife, Nvidia wants to reduce power consumption. The website mentions a TGP value of 425 watts, approximately 6% less than the 450 W of the regular RTX 4090. In addition, unlike the existing edition, it is reportedly not possible to overclock the RTX 4090 ‘Dragon’.
Twitterer MegaSizeGpu also shared more information earlier this week. The 4090 D would have a base clock speed of 2,280 MHz, 50 MHz higher than its predecessor. The boost clock must be identical at 2,520 MHz. Furthermore, the leaker reports that the AD102-250 chip of the RTX 4090 D will have fewer cuda cores, but how many is not clear for the time being.
BenchLife indicates that Nvidia’s board partners will receive samples for testing during the course of this week. If correct, chances are high that more details will emerge soon.
Update 19-12-2023, 11:42 –
The Chinese Expreview has been told that Nvidia wants to release the RTX 4090 D on December 28, at 3:00 PM European time. In addition to the aforementioned specs, it is not clear to what extent the Dragon edition should differ from the regular RTX 4090, although it is clear that it must comply with stricter export regulations due to its lower computing power. In addition, it remains to be seen whether the manufacturer will also release this model in the other affected countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
Sources: MegaSizeGpu (Twitter), BenchLife, Expreview, Videocardz, (2)