Rumor mill: Nvidia looks like it will finally officially unveil the RTX 4000 series in 11 days. Adding to the hype is another alleged benchmark leak for what will be the flagship card of the expected three initial releases: the RTX 4090.
Screenshots of the unnamed map have appeared on the Chinese Chiphell forums, so treat them with the usual pinch of salt. They were shared on Twitter by user HXL (via Videocards). The 3DMark Time Spy Extreme score is 20,192, suggesting that this is the RTX 4090 that scored 19,000 in another leaked 3D Mark Time Spy Extreme graphics benchmark in July.
Assuming the screenshots are real, the score makes the RTX 4090 90% faster than the Ampere equivalent, the RTX 3090. This is consistent with previous reports that the Lovelace card is about twice as fast as its predecessor. It also makes the RTX 4090 78% faster than the current-gen flagship RTX 3090 Ti. Of course, synthetic tests do not always fully reflect the real performance, but the numbers are still encouraging.
— HXL (@9550pro) September 9, 2022
The leak also shows the card clocking up to 3015MHz. In comparison, the RTX 3090 Founders Edition is clocked at 1695MHz. Its default TDP is 450W, although it is rated at 600W-800W, according to the source. This aligns with a rumor in June that the RTX 4090 could have an 800W power cap but a lower default TDP.
The overall score for the Time Spy Extreme card is lower than expected, but that’s below the PC tested with the RTX 4090, which includes a Core i5-12400F processor.
The leader also mentions that the card is air-cooled and very large, too big to fit in a medium sized tower. This is what we expected given the performance and power consumption of the RTX 4090.
The Nvidia GeForce Twitter account announced ProjectBeyond yesterday. We don’t know any details yet, though it’s almost certainly related to the RTX 4000 announcement that will take place at the GTC on September 20th.