NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 D Will Be Released on December 28, It’s Claimed

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Expreview is reporting that the GeForce RTX 4090 D is scheduled to release at 10 p.m. on December 28, 2023, Beijing time.

Here’s what the publication had to share about the new graphics card, a special version of the Ada gaming flagship that NVIDIA has prepared specifically for the Chinese market, featuring a different GPU and specs to comply with the latest U.S. export controls:

RTX 4090 D needs to meet the limit of comprehensive computing performance (TPP) of 4800. Currently, the TPP of RTX 4090 regardless of FP8 or FP16 is 5286, which is about 10% higher than the limit. Normally, NVIDIA wants to reduce the number of CUDA cores in the RTX 4090 D, which is less than the 16,384 cores in the RTX 4090. Previously, it was reported that the power consumption of the RTX 4090 D was lower than that of the existing RTX 4090, from 450W to 425W. At the same time, the RTX 4090 D also Overclocking is not supported, and graphics card manufacturers should have received samples for testing last week.

The GeForce RTX 4090 D is also said to feature a higher base clock than the standard model, as well as a familiar MSRP:

The base frequency of the new graphics card is higher than the 2235 MHz of the RTX 4090, reaching 2280 MHz, while the acceleration frequency is the same as the RTX 4090, still 2520 MHz. The RTX 4090 D will still be equipped with 24GB of GDDR6X video memory, and the pricing may be the same as the RTX 4090, which is the official suggested retail price (MSRP) of 12,999 yuan.

The “D” in the GeForce RTX 4090 D is speculated to mean “Dragon,” inspired by the zodiac animal for the upcoming Lunar New Year.

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Tsing Mui
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