NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Spotted at 3.0GHz with GPU Stress Tool

Equipped with NVIDIA’s latest Ada Lovelace architecture, the RTX 4090 can operate at clock speeds much higher than previous architectures. NVIDIA has shown that the card runs at 2.85 GHz with ease, which was in its basic configuration. Gamers and overclockers can get much faster clock speeds with little effort, up to 3.0 GHz during stress tests with Kombustor or even 3.1 GHz during lighter workloads. However, 3.0 GHz seems to be a good speed for most high-end GPUs.

The screenshots shared on Bilibili indicate that the RTX 4090 can run at 3.0GHz and 425.6W or 2.64GHz and 615.8W. Both results are exceptional for any GPU, but it has been shown that the RTX 4090 can reach them. It seems that the leaker did both tests with MSI Kombustor. The 3.0 GHz clock was run with the standard test called “msi-01”, and 616W has a recorded workload called “Furmark donut”. The latter is considerably more energy-consuming. GPU temperature and memory hotspots were the only things not shown; the leaker indicated that this was on purpose.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 has a standard TDP of 450W, which is also the default for most custom models. However, most cards also have an “OC” or “Gaming” version, with the TDP rising well above 500W. Additionally, GPUs like the Founder Edition have a power limitation of up to 600W, which may explain the card used in this test.

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