Over the past few years, there have been reports that the GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards based on the Ada Lovelace architecture GPU have quite high power consumption. With the introduction of the 16Pin PCIe 5.0 power supply interface, the flagship product will reach 800W or above.
Recently, Twitter user @kopite7kimi revealed that on the desktop platform, the graphics cards equipped with AD102, AD103, AD104, and AD106 have a power consumption limit of 800W, 450W, 400W, and 260W respectively. This means that top graphics cards equipped with AD102 need to be equipped with two PCIe 5.0 power supply ports. In terms of mobile platforms, the power consumption limits of AD103, AD104, and AD106 graphics cards are 175W, 175W, and 140W respectively.
Of course, the actual product normally consumes less power. Even so, without considering the power consumption limit, there seems to be no doubt that the power consumption of the GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards is higher than that of the GeForce RTX 30 series, which are basically increased by about 100W. It has been reported that Nvidia will equip all GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards with a PCIe 5.0 power supply interface, and a single interface can provide 600W of power supply.