Greater power consumption could mean these upcoming graphics cards will run hotter than the existing ones. They will, in turn, need better cooling, which means either more fans, bigger fans, or a liquid diet.


As always, take this leak with a healthy dose of skepticism. This same leaker suggested the RTX 4090 could launch in mid-July. They have since backtracked, posting earlier today that the late-2022 release posed by WCCF Tech (RTX 4090 in October, RTX 4080 in November, and RTX 4070 in December) is accurate.

Based on preliminary evidence, RTX 40-series cards will bring an increase in core counts and power consumption, resulting in a theoretical performance jump of 70% over the RTX 3090. The RTX 40 series will reportedly flaunt more than double the teraflop count of the RTX 3090 Ti, the most powerful GPU you can (try to) buy today.