[News] NVIDIA’s China-Exclusive GeForce RTX 4090 D Rumored to be Launched on December 28th

2023-12-21 Consumer Electronics editor

In response to export restrictions on AI chips by the U.S. Department of Commerce, NVIDIA has previously introduced a China-Exclusive version of its graphics card, featuring the AD102-250 GPU and named GeForce RTX 4090 D.

According to ICsmart’s report, industry insiders has revealed that NVIDIA is rumored to officially unveil GeForce RTX 4090 D on December 28 at 10:00 PM (GMT+8), with the suggested retail price remaining at CNY 12,999.

Due to the impact of the new U.S. export restrictions on semiconductor to China in October this year, NVIDIA’s high-end gaming graphics card, GeForce RTX 4090, faced restrictions in sales in China.

In order to address this issue, NVIDIA decided to develop the customized GeForce RTX 4090 D specifically for the Chinese market. By adjusting certain specifications to comply with U.S. export control requirements, they aim to continue sales in the Chinese market.

According to previous information, the RTX 4090D is still based on TSMC’s 4nm process, featuring the AD102 GPU. However, the core designation changes from AD102-300 to AD102-250, corresponding to a downgrade in specifications. The exact number of CUDA cores is not yet clear, but is expected to be fewer than the 16,384 cores in the RTX 4090.

Additionally, the core base clock will see a slight increase from 2235MHz to 2280MHz, while the boost clock remains at 2520MHz. It is possible that the card will retain 24 GB of GDDR6X memory capacity with over 1 TB/s of bandwidth. The total board power (TBP) is expected to see a slight reduction from 450W to 425W.

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Please note that this article cites information from ICsmart