Alleged images of NVIDIA’s TITAN ‘Ada’ graphics card, which was set to feature the full AD102 GPU, have been revealed by Moore’s Law is Dead.
Pictured NVIDIA TITAN ‘Ada’ graphics card: Supposed to be a quad slot monster with two 16 pin connectors
Earlier this year, there were reports that NVIDIA was working on a TITAN-class graphics card that should feature the AD102-450 GPU. Rumors and speculation indicate that the card is just insane in terms of its core configuration and design. Now MLID has posted what he calls the “first real picture” of the now canned “TITAN Ada” graphics card. But before that, let’s recap and see what the card would come with.
Rumored specifications of the NVIDIA TITAN Ada graphics card
According to the Kopite7kimi, the next-gen NVIDIA TITAN graphics card based on the Ada Lovelace GPU architecture should feature the AD102-450-A1 GPU and rock 142 SMs on 18,176 CUDA cores. The graphics card is said to come with 48GB of GDDR6X memory running over a 384-bit bus interface. The card should have broken the 100 TFLOPs barrier even at stock clocks, considering the RTX 4090 can already casually hit 2.8-2.9GHz boost frequencies, and the same would have been the case for the TITAN .
The card is said to use the high-end 24Gbps GDDR6X memory modules and deliver up to 1,152TB/s of VRAM bandwidth to the GPU. That’s a 14% increase in memory bandwidth compared to the existing RTX 4090 flagship, which features 21Gbps memory chips. In terms of power consumption, the new NVIDIA TITAN with twice the TDP of the RTX 3090 Ti was amazing with up to 900W. The leaker reported that the test board for this configuration had two 12 VHPWR 16-pin connectors.
NVIDIA TITAN Ada graphics card renders (Image credit: Moore’s Law is Dead):
Now, the “real” image obtained by Moore’s Law is Dead shows a similar case design as the existing Founders Edition RTX 40-series graphics cards, but with two 16-pin connectors hinted at in previous rumours. The card appears to sport the same silver-grey colors, but in the renders made by MLID, the card appears to have gold accents with a Titan logo etched to the outside, also glowing in gold colors. The graphics card features a dual fan flow-through design, but since there are two 16-pin connectors, at least eight 8-pin connectors would be required as adapters, or two 16-pin direct connections to an ATX 3.0 power supply to boot up.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see two 16-pin connectors on a card of this level as certain NVIDIA RTX 4090 AIB cards already do this, such as the NVIDIA RTX 4090 AIB cards. B. the HOF RTX 4090 from GALAX:
Certainly an absurd design, but it’s possible that NVIDIA has reduced the requirement per 16-pin to just 3 16-pin connectors as they can still inject up to 450W per connector and up to 900W if needed. The RTX 4090 already has a 600W power limit for the Founders Edition variant, but it never touches stock and actual power numbers while gaming average below 400W.
At the moment the status of the TITAN Ada graphics card is that it has been canceled but it will reappear at a later date in the form of the RTX 4090 Ti which will be an absolute juggernaut. When that happens remains to be seen, but we’re sure the RTX 4090 will be the world’s fastest graphics card for some time.