A Tweet recently came in highlights when a prominent leaker of GPUs Greymon55 tweeted supposedly about Nvidia’s next-gen GPUs. The tweet is said to be talking about Ada Lovelace GPUs according to the follow-up tweets and other sources.
He says, “Double performance, double power consumption, can you accept it?”
Double performance, double power consumption, can you accept it?
— Greymon55 (@greymon55) November 5, 2021
Double performance is surely what everyone will love but double power consumption? The Nvidia RTX 3090 GPU is already consuming a whopping 350 watts with OC editions hitting even higher. Does it make any sense to buy a GPU that consumes 600-700 watts?
In my opinion, NO and most people will agree. The next-gen hardware should be more power-efficient, take less space and be powerful at the same time. The unfortunate thing is that what Greymon reported can come entirely true as Nvidia’s newer generation GPUs are more power-hungry than the previous ones and this trend can continue.
Also, with double performance can come a hefty price that means the flagship GPU from Ada Lovelace, most likely the RTX 4090 can cost up to $4000 and if the current situation stays, you can see this GPU going up for $7000+ easily on the market.
No matter how much performance Nvidia or AMD offers, unless the current shortage is prevailing, I find discussing GPUs somewhat uninteresting. PC gaming is dying and it shouldn’t continue like this.