China Gets A Faster RTX 4090, And We’re Getting A Cut-Down RTX 3050!

TECH NEWS – Nvidia is launching a modified version of its current top-of-the-line graphics card in China, while in the West it releases an RTX 3050 that doesn’t make much sense to us…


Let’s start with the new GPU for China, christened GeForce RTX 4090 D. MegasizeGPU posted on Twitter about the specifics of the card that the company is releasing in the country under duress due to US sanctions. It will be a slightly reduced model with a TPP (total processing power) not exceeding 4800 points. This assessment tool was created by US trade officials to ensure that the Chinese do not have access to chips that could give them an advantage in AI calculations.

The RTX 4090 D includes a new Ada Lovelace GPU: compared to the AD102-300 in the base model, this one has an AD102-250. Its base clock speed is 2280 MHz (45 more than the base 4090!) and boost is unchanged at 2520. Core configuration and memory specifications are unknown, but it’s likely that the card will still be paired with 24GB of GDDR6X memory (with bandwidths greater than 1TB/s) and 400+ watts of power consumption. MegasizeGPU says the card won’t be delayed. The price is also interesting: the suggested retail price is similar to the original at 12999 yuan, which is about $1800.

Back in October, we heard that Nvidia was working on a new GeForxe RTX 3050. Well, it’s true, as its specifications have surfaced on a Chinese forum, Board Channel. The GA-107-325-Kx SKU uses the PG173 SKU16 board. 2048 cores, which is 20% less than the currently available model. 1470 MHz clock speed, which is 17% slower. 6 GB of VRAM, which is 25% less (8 GB). 96-bit bus interface, which is 25% less (128). So this is a downgraded card, even though the original RTX 3050 would be about mid-range…

On the plus side, the redesigned card, due out in January, may not need a 6/8-pin power connector, which could also reduce power consumption. It could range between 70 and 100 watts, and if 75 is the maximum, it could easily get there via the PCI-E connector. The card will have three DP ports and one HDMI port. It will likely be marketed by the company as a non-optional solution to the RTX 4000 series for under $200 (80,000 forints), making it a competitor to the AMD Radeon RX 6600 and Intel Arc A580 and A750.

It’s a bit puzzling since the production of the RTX 3060 will continue…

Source: WCCFTech, WCCFTech

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