NVIDIA Leaks Officially Confirmed- Let's Analyze - PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card - #NVIDIA_News - PC SEEKERS

NVIDIA Leaks Officially Confirmed- Let's Analyze - PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card - #NVIDIA_News


Image Credits: NVIDIA GeForce


Recently there have been a lot of speculations and rumours surrounding the launch of next generation of graphics cards from NVIDIA also known as the RTX 3000 series. Most of them could be false, or many of them may be true too. Only NVIDIA knows and only NVIDIA can confirm anything and everything at this point. And that's what they exactly did last night. 

Also Read: NVIDIA Likely To Announce Next Gen Graphics Cards On September 1 


NVIDIA on their official NVIDIA GeForce YouTube channel dropped a video talking about the "Art & Design" of thermal solutions of graphics cards. While talking about all of that they also, here and there, directly and indirectly, confirmed a few design decisions regarding the next generation of graphics cards. They basically confirmed the old leaks about the 'Black with Silver lining' heat sink cooler design with two fans on the opposite sides of the card for the next gen graphics cards. They also confirmed the new 12-pin power connector for the next generation of graphics cards. They also confirmed that these cards are going to be power hungry and that the PCB of these cards will have weird "V"-shaped cut out. Let's talk about all of these one by one in more detail. Let us start with the cooler itself.

Cooler Confirmed:

Image credit: NVIDIA GeForce


This very short look at the cooler was displayed for a second at the very end of the video (at 8:10)from NVIDIA. This confirms that NVIDIA is going with the cooler design with 2 fans on the opposite sides of the card that got leaked a couple months ago and NVIDIA confirmed it yesterday.

They also showed off how the air-flow should be happening inside the case. You can check out the slide show below to see how the air is supposed to flow inside the case with the new graphics card cooler design.



David Haley, Thermal Architect at NVIDIA said and we quote:
In order to achieve this perfect airflow we have to remove the constraints that we had before. We have to change the PCB, we have to move the fans, we need to change the software stack that's controlling the fans.

The part. 'We have to move the fans' confirms that the fans will be on either side of the card.

12-Pin Power Connector & Power Requirements Confirmed:

In the Video, Gabriele Gorla, Director of System Engineering at NVIDIA said and we quote:

One of the components we reduced the size significantly was the power connector and we designed a new connector which is smaller than the PCI express connector but actually ends up carrying more power.


This statement also proves the leaks that next gen graphic cards from NVIDIA are going to be power hungry with the highest end card consuming around 350W of power. They showed off the new 12 pin PCIe power connector in the video (at 6:22) and you view the images of the same in the image below.

Image Credits: NVIDIA

From the above image we can also confirm that this proprietary 12-pin power connector is compatible with PCIe 8-Pin cables and the graphics card will come with an adapter included in the box. Though this 12-pin power connector, according to leaks, is only limited to NVIDIA's founders edition cards and AIB models will come with standard PCIe connectors that your power supply already uses.
You can view the slideshow below to see the difference in size in moving from a standard 8-pin power connector to a 12-pin power connector developed by NVIDIA.

'V'-Shaped Cutout of PCB confirmed:

 Image credits: NVIDIA


From the above image, the statement from NVIDIA's Thermal Architect and if you have been following the leaks then you kind of know that NVIDIA has made a 'V'-shaped cut out to the PCB and it is also confirmed by NVIDIA when they showed off the 12-pin power connector which will discuss about later. From the image you can see that there is a weirdly V-shaped cut PCB in the renders which officially confirms the previous leaks.


RTX 3090 and 3080 RAM confirmed:

VideoCardz on their website said that they have confirmed the memory specifications for the upcoming RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 GPUs their sources at AIBs. VideoCardz stated that RTX 3090 will feature 24GB of GDDR6X memory which is equal to the current Titan RTX's memory specification. They have also confirmed that the GeForce RTX 3080 will come with 10GB of DDR6X memory. 


EEC Filing For RTX 3090, 3080 & 3070 By MSI:

In more news, MSI has filed an EEC filing (that you can check out here) submitting a bunch of new skews, 29 different skews to be precise. These skews are speculated to be RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 Skews.


EK Hinting At Availability Of Water Blocks At Launch For Next Gen GPUs:

EK Water Blocks on August 25th on their official Facebook page posted a post joining NVIDIA's #ultimatecountdown slogan. Though the post itself did not have much information but the in the comments section, in reply to the user's comments EK hinted at availability of Water Blocks for next gen RTX 3000 cards at launch or shortly after that.


NVIDIA Revealed MX450 With PCIe 4.0:

NVIDIA's German division on it's website has published the product page for MX450 - a mobile graphics chip for laptops - with PCIe 4.0 support listed at the bottom of the page.

Image credits: NVIDIA

Also Check out: NVIDIA News section where we talk all about all NVIDIA and its products.
The question arises does a low-end mobile graphics card really need support for PCIe 4.0? What are your thoughts about all the NVIDIA leaks and confirmations? Do let us know down in the comments section below.

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