NVIDIA explained how the GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards

NVIDIA explained how the GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards achieved a 2x to 4x increase in performance

NVIDIA has answered a number of popular user questions posted on the GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards Reddit. Among other things, the company shared details about how it considers the performance gain of new products compared to their predecessors, and also explained some nuances.

    Image source: NVIDIA

Image source: NVIDIA

During the presentation of the GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards, NVIDIA indicated that the new products are up to 2-4 times faster than their predecessors in terms of speed. Users were skeptical about this since the generation-over-generation increase is usually 30-50%. NVIDIA has this to say about it:RTX 4090 delivers up to 2x-4x performance through the combination of software and hardware improvements“.

The company found that it has updated shader cores (CUDA), RT cores, and tensor cores. Combined with the new tweening technology in DLSS 3, this delivers up to 2x the performance of the latest games and creative applications with the GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card compared to the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. And for next-gen games and apps that make more use of the GPU, performance is up to four times faster. “This isn’t a minimal performance increase – it’s an increase you can expect in more processor-intensive games and applications.“- said NVIDIA.

One of the users also asked NVIDIA how much faster the new generation of graphics cards without using the new DLSS-3 technology is faster than its predecessors. NVIDIA didn’t provide any new data, but offered to take a look at the chart below on the performance of graphics cards in Division 2 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla that don’t support DLSS, meaning they show a “clean” performance gain derived from the GPU achieved by itself, without any software tools.

As you can see, the younger GeForce RTX 3080 12GB was on par with the previous flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in one of the games, only slightly behind. At the same time, the new flagship GeForce RTX 4090 is at least one and a half times faster than its predecessor without using DLSS.

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