The next generation of AMD and Nvidia graphics cards can be very, very power hungry.
The current generation of video cards from Nvidia and AMD turned out to be very successful and significantly more productive than their predecessors. However, numerous rumors attribute to the next generations of Radeon and GeForce even some phenomenal increase in performance by 2-3 times.
And new data on energy consumption hints that it will be at this price point that impressive progress will be made. Insiders, verified by numerous leaks about video cards and processors, claim that the power consumption of the GPU AD102 will lie in the range of 400-500 W, and the Navi 31 GPU will not go beyond 500 W, that is, it will also be close to it. One of the sources says about 420-460 watts.
In the case of the AMD variant, everything can be explained by the configuration. Navi 31, according to all the leaks and rumors, will be multi-chip. More specifically, it will include two crystals with a total of 15,360 stream processors. As a result, the GPU will have a gigantic area of about 800 mm2 and, accordingly, huge energy consumption. True, the productivity should be incredibly high even by today’s standards.
In the case of the Nvidia AD102 GPU, we are talking about a monolithic crystal, and in this case, a TDP of 400-500 W seems even more incredible. And if you remember that some rumors say about the possibility of a multi-chip GPU GH202 (Hooper) within the GeForce line, then its power consumption is even scary to imagine.
In any case, from the looks of it, the top-end GeForce and Radeon graphics cards of the next generation will be very, very gluttonous and hot.