NVIDIA RTX 4000 Series

I’m seriously looking at AMD now ha ha! You should’ve dropped the power connector news here Skate. :slight_smile: I had no idea.

Yup, the pricing, the insane power demand, if it wasn’t for CUDA i’d have long gone back to AMD.


I have to say.Latley I’m very Happy with DCS Performance in VR.I think they’ve been working on improving optimization of their code and how it performs on hardware.
Maybe I’ll hold off on any big purchases until multi-threading is implemented

It seems like all the things I hated about the 3000 series is even worse in the 4000 series.

Glad my 2070S is holding out so well (fingers crossed), I will very likely skip this generation as well.

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I must sound like a broken record by now but the fact that an entertainment product can draw a sustained load of 600 watts is insane, and that isn’t even the whole system load. That’s like leaving a small stove plate running for hours. Not for food, for fun. This is just nuts.


Doesnt UK have power restrictions?

The adapter is insufficient for the amount of power going through it, the leads are stupid small, the lines are stupid small. The Pins bend too easily and cause Arcing and power flow constraints which cause the heat, the arc causes the sparks.

That’s why AMD did not go with the new connector.


Would I have loved to be a fly on the wall when the decision for that connector was made. You don’t need an undergrad in electrical engineering to tell you that that connector won’t be happy doing 50 Amps.

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If you are talking about the energy crisis currently on (due to Government policy only) then millions will probably be in fuel poverty over the winter and will be restricted in that manner.

If you are talking about in general then depends on the main fuse box and the supplier - not something I have ever had to consider.

do you mean the limit for kettles and vacuum cleaners? because I havent actually seen any evidence that was ever actually enforced

It’s quite pathetic really. Is this all AMD has? …

4090 vs 6950 XT

So much for competition …

I mean, you gotta be thinking that I’m an utter moron falling for a flamebait comparing a 2 year old card to a brand new one. Count me out.

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Not as such.

A property and the amount of power that can be drawn from a power socket is governed by the main fuse box. Typical a ring main in the UK is on a 20 amp breaker.

The UK mains is 240v doing a ciggy packet calc… P=IV, that ring main could supply 4.8KW load.

I have a pump running our borehole which is 1.1KW if it needs it. Similarly welding gear has a higher energy draw.

Overall limit to the property and how much it could pull would be down to the main (or company) fuse. I think mine is 100Amps for the whole farm, theoretically I’d be able to draw 24KW from the network.

Enough nerding…

600W is a lot, though we all used to run iridescent 200W light bulbs by the dozen years ago…

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@keets did i imagine that power draw limit for kettles and hoovers? I cant find anything online about. I thought you couldnt buy a hoover more than 800w now


That may be a manufacturer’s limit, but a kettle typically has a 13 amp fuse, so a physical limit would be: 13 x 240 = 3120 Watts (3.1KW) before the fuse would blow.

I think most kettles are around 2KW, especially those quick boil types. Heating water takes a lot of energy.

Edit: hoovers not sure on the limit, but can’t see why there would be one. The max would be down to the fuse in the plug. a 13 amp fuse in the plug, still 3KW, 5amp 1.2KW.

I think since most hoovers have now gone bagless, they don’t need as powerful a motor to provide the vacuum. Note: this last but is pure speculation l


You are right:


I think I’m the utter moron in this equation as I literally have zero clue about AMD tech! :smiley: I was just trying to corroborate your CUDA statement! Wasn’t the 6950 XT just released back in May 2022? I should’ve compared it to the 3080, but then again, the 3080 smokes it too! :wink:

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7900XT has over 12,000 and also uses half the power and since chiplets have higher yields and lower cost likely to be cheaper


Ok, so now I’m waiting for that! :slight_smile: Thanks Skate.

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I see, guess i misread the intent of your post, sorry about that.

The thing is, the high tier cards don’t matter to me since I play in 1920x1200 anyway, and in the midrange segment AMD is quite competitive. I do need a bit of GPGPU capability for when I develop from home and even though AMD is slowly gaining ground, support for their gaming range of cards is missing.

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