RTX 40 and RX 7000 series GPUs could reach over 100 TFLOPS performance and 3GHz clock speeds

Written by Neil Soutter on Tue, May 3, 2022 3:13 PM

The nextgen graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD are currently in their testing phase, and as such we are seeing more and more rumors and leaks coming out regarding the upcoming RTX 40 and RX 7000 series. According to a new report though, these GPUs could be set to offer over 100 TFLOPS of compute performance, over twice as much as the current generation of cards.

According to the report, the flagship RTX 40 series graphics card (RTX 4090?) will achieve more than 100 TFLOPS of compute power, which is over twice as much as the current flagship RTX 3090 Ti (40 TFLOPS). Additionally, the RX 7900 XT will apparently have 92 TFLOPS, which itself is 4 times more than the RX 6900 XT (23.04 TFLOPS).

RTX 40 and RX 7000 GPU reported early specs

GPU RTX 40 flagship (RTX 4090?) RX 7900 XT
Cores 18432 CUDA 15360 Streaming Processors
Peak Clock Speed Close to 3GHz ~3GHz
TFLOP performance ~100 TFLOPS 92 TFLOPS
Memory 24GB GDDR6X 32GB GDDR6
TBP ~600W ~500W

*Specs above are speculative based on multiple leaks and rumors. Final specs are likely to change.

Now obviously TFLOPS are not an exact measurement of gaming performance, we’ve known that for a while now. Twice as many TFLOPS does not exactly correlate to twice as much FPS in the same titles, but 100 TFLOPS is still way more than expected, and only strengthens the rumors that nextgen GPUs will have a massive leap in performance compared to the last generation.

What is really exciting though is the reported clock speeds, which help to increase TFLOP performance. According to the same report, the RX 7900 XT will have a clock speed of 3GHz or more, and the RTX 40 series flagship could reach up to similar speeds, likely thanks to the switch from Samsung’s 8nm process node to TSMC’s 4N node.

What do you think? Are you excited for the nextgen GPUs from Nvidia and AMD? How do you feel about TFLOP performance these days? Is it important to gauge gaming performance? Or is it not insightful at all? Were you expecting 100 TFLOPS or more? And how do you feel about the reported clock speeds? Let us know!

How important is TFLOPS to you when buying a new GPU?

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09:58 May-05-2022

At what cost though. I am seriously thinking about buying a console for the first time and just not upgrading my PC.

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23:24 May-04-2022

At the expense of efficiency


awful tbh

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19:11 May-04-2022

What I think amd will do


7500xt. 1080p entry level. (rtx 3050)7600. 1080p hrr. Level. (Rtx 3060)7600xt. 1440p entry level. (Rtx 3060ti)7700xt. 1440p. Hrr. Level. (Rtx 3080ti)7800xt. 4k. Hrr. Level. (Better than 3090ti)7900xt. Upto 8k


Ray tracing will eat 25%fps rather than more than halfPrices will be highTdp will be lesser than 200w for 7600xt


Trust me bro

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14:57 May-04-2022

It wont' matter if they aren't available without taking out a mortgage on your house.

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12:35 May-04-2022

if it needs external power it aint it



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09:20 May-04-2022

600w??? Holy moly I remember when DUAL GPU cards were like 380w. Crazy we have come this far... My 3080 has raised my room temperature by 10c easily. I would not be pleased to see what a 600w GPU could do.

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20:02 May-09-2022

I think we should see solar panels as computer accessories in the future with those increase of energy consumption

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23:11 May-03-2022

Personally I care little about tflops, like it is interesting to get some sort of comparison within same architecture, but comparing them with different architectures is useless, especially for gaming, because it just doesn't translate in FPS, due to how many factors influence gaming performance. Work wise, it gets closer. But since I am mainly into gaming, I don't really care about it. Since knowing tflop difference above, it really doesn't mean that nVidia won in gaming. They may or may not have, because we could be at scenario where RTX40 series will do proportionally better at work, but gaming wise RX7900 will beat it. Or maybe it won't. We just won't know till we see independent benchmarks.

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17:31 May-03-2022

As long as it doesn't "flop" in games, the technical flops mean very little.

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17:05 May-03-2022

IDK, this just screams GPU shortage, imagine how big the chips are or how many chips there are inside those cards. Considering that the chip shortage is said to last until 2024 by Intel and Sony(who use TSMC), I'd say smaller, but more chips would be ideal so that we don't end up with(or more accurately continue) no GPUs in stock and GPUs at double or triple the MSRP again.

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16:15 May-03-2022

I'm already salivating over the potential render speed bump! And crapping my pants over the price...

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18:08 May-03-2022

That price is just a Myth.

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12:31 May-04-2022

What price?

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12:10 May-10-2022

Sorry, I saw TBP as price, my bad. Anyways, I have a question, should I get a 3080ti now or wait for 40 series card? Please advice.

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16:14 May-10-2022

No worries!


As for the card... well - it really depends on how lucky you're feeling at getting one and when you want one. 30-series cards were almost impossible for most people to get for months and paying actual MSRP for them was (and still is) a challenge.


Things seem better now, there's (overpriced) stock available, but I'd not be surprised if the 40-series launch is another disaster as the demand will inevitably be high.


And then there are your own needs - how much are you willing to wait? How much are you willing to spend? Will you want the ultimate raytracing (or not) experience of the 40-series or will you be fine with a 30-series?


Those are all questions only you can answer.

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17:31 May-17-2022

My main focus is 4k gaming, as my current gpu doesn't allow me to play games are 4k with or without raytracing. I also would like to start my Youtube channel with the same, where I can record 4k while gaming in 4k. Money is not an issue for me because I last got 2080 in 2019, so have saved up enough for GPU+PSU upgrade (planning on 1000w).

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23:24 May-04-2022

Get ready for a space heater!


Or at least, a way more effective one.

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11:20 May-05-2022

I already have 700+W being sucked just on the GPU side when rendering on 3 cards in my rig (3090 + 2080Ti + 1080Ti), so it's not like it's going to be something radically new 😁


(in this case, IF I can get a hold of a new GPU for a reasonable price - I'd sell the 2080Ti and 1080Ti, keep the 3090 as a secondary)

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12:47 May-05-2022

And yet, the amount of power used would still increase.

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13:31 May-05-2022

And so would the rendering speed. If I spend less time rendering - I use less electricity, so it..you know...balances out...


Gaming is a different story, of course.

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