In recent days, all the attention of computer enthusiasts is focused on Intel Alder Lake-S processors, their performance, temperatures and power consumption. Many people are also waiting for a response from AMD, which should lead to either higher performance in games and software, or a decrease in prices. After all, the AMD Ryzen 5000 generation was not the cheapest, and the situation was saved only by affordable motherboards. However, the processor itself is not everything, and in many applications you also need a graphics card. The latest rumors are not optimistic in the case of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4000 series, as the top model can draw up to 500W of power.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4000 family in relation to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 series is twice as efficient, but also consumes twice as much power.

Rumor: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4000 family is expected to be twice as efficient, but will require a power consumption of up to 500W  [1]

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Twitter user Greymon55 is a tech enthusiast who loves to research various data about processors and graphics cards before the premiere. Although his information has not been flawless so far, he has scored several times in recent months. Its latest entry concerns next-generation graphics cards in the form of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4000 series. It proposes a twofold increase in performance, but with an equally high power consumption. Speech will be 400 to 500 watts for the flagship model. As a reminder, the current consumer flagship GeForce RTX 3090 model is downloaded up to 350W according to NVIDIA.

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This information seems a bit implausible, and in addition, as with any rumor, you need to approach these revelations with a certain amount of caution. However, it is not without reason that the new 12-pin PCI Express connectors according to the specifications can theoretically provide up to 600 watts.If the upcoming graphics cards have such a power consumption, we may face a noisy and warm generation or even older. and more expensive cooling systems. In addition, many people will have to replace the power supply with a new, more powerful one. I immediately remember the NVIDIA Fermi series…

Source: Guru3D, Greymon55 @ Twitter