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Nvidia RTX 4090 Review, Specs, Price, Release date of 2022

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Verdict

The RTX 4090 is a powerful and well-rounded graphics card that delivers on its promise of excellent performance and technological enhancements. With its large clock speeds and core hardware enhancements, the RTX 4090 is easily the best graphics card on the market today.


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Pros:

  • The fastest GPU currently available
  • Has major architectural improvements
  • Addresses CPU bottlenecks
  • Excellent for content creation
  • AV1 support and dual NVENC


Cons:

  • Extreme pricing and power
  • Limited gains at 1440p and lower resolutions
  • DLSS 3 adoption will take time

Specifications

GPU Engine Specs: NVIDIA CUDA® Cores 16384
  Boost Clock (GHz) 2.52
  Base Clock (GHz) 2.23
     
Memory Specs: Standard Memory Config 24 GB GDDR6X
  Memory Interface Width 384-bit
     
Technology Support: Ray Tracing Cores 3rd Generation
  Tensor Cores 4th Generation
  NVIDIA Architecture Ada Lovelace
  NVIDIA DLSS 3
  NVIDIA Reflex Yes
  NVIDIA Broadcast Yes
  PCI Express Gen 4 Yes
  Resizable BAR Yes
  NVIDIA® GeForce Experience Yes
  NVIDIA Ansel Yes
  NVIDIA FreeStyle Yes
  NVIDIA ShadowPlay Yes
  NVIDIA Highlights Yes
  NVIDIA G-SYNC® Yes
  Game Ready Drivers Yes
  NVIDIA Studio Drivers Yes
  NVIDIA Omniverse Yes
  Microsoft DirectX® 12 Ultimate Yes
  NVIDIA GPU Boost Yes
  NVIDIA NVLink (SLI-Ready) No
  Vulkan RT API, OpenGL 4.6 Yes
  NVIDIA Encoder (NVENC) 2x 8th Generation
  NVIDIA Decoder (NVDEC) 5th Generation
  AV1 Encode Yes
  AV1 Decode Yes
  CUDA Capability 8.9
  VR Ready Yes
     
Display Support: Maximum Resolution & Refresh Rate (1) 4K at 240Hz or 8K at 60Hz with DSC, HDR
  Standard Display Connectors HDMI(2), 3x DisplayPort(3)
  Multi Monitor up to 4(5)
  HDCP 2.3
     
Card Dimensions: Length 304 mm
  Width 137 mm
  Slots 3-Slot (61mm)
     
Thermal and Power Specs: Maximum GPU Temperature (in C) 90
  Graphics Card Power (W) 450 W
  Minimum System Power (W) (4) 850 W
  Supplementary Power Connectors 3x PCIe 8-pin cables (adapter in box) OR
450 W or greater PCIe Gen 5 cable

1 - Up to 4K 12-bit HDR at 240Hz with DP 1.4a + DSC or HDMI 2.1a + DSC. Up to 8K 12-bit HDR at 60Hz with DP 1.4a + DSC or HDMI 2.1a + DSC.

2 - As specified in HDMI 2.1a: up to 4K 240Hz or 8K 60Hz with DSC, Gaming VRR, HDR

3 - DisplayPort 1.4a

4 - Minimum is based on a PC configured with a Ryzen 9 5900X processor. Power requirements can be different depending on system configuration.

5 - Multi Monitor:

  • 4 independent displays at 4K 120Hz using DP or HDMI
  • 2 independent displays at 4K 240Hz or 8K 60Hz with DSC using DP or HDMI
  • Other display configurations may be possible based on available bandwidth

Note: The above specifications represent this GPU as incorporated into NVIDIA's Founders Edition or reference graphics card design. Clock specifications apply while gaming with medium to full GPU utilization. Graphics card specifications may vary by add-in-card manufacturer. Please refer to the add-in-card manufacturers' website for actual shipping specifications

 


Price

Depending on the time, there will be different prices, please refer directly to the sales page for the most accurate price!


Release date

October 12th 2022

Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series release dates

The RTX 4090 is on sale now, having released on October 12th 2022.