The NVIDIA TITAN ‘Ada’ Graphics Card is a quad-slot monster with dual 16-pin connectors.
Earlier this year, it was reported that NVIDIA was developing a TITAN-class graphics card with the AD102-450 GPU. Rumors and speculation suggested that the card’s core configuration and design were insane. MLID has now posted the ‘first real picture’ of the now-cancelled ‘TITAN Ada’ graphics card. But first, let’s recap and see what the card was supposed to be spec’d with.
‘Rumored’ NVIDIA TITAN Ada Graphics Card Specifications
According to Kopite7kimi, the next-generation NVIDIA TITAN graphics card would be based on the Ada Lovelace GPU architecture and would include the AD102-450-A1 GPU, which would have 142 SMs and 18,176 CUDA cores. The graphics card was said to have 48 GB of GDDR6X memory spread across a 384-bit bus interface. The card should have broken the 100 TFLOPs barrier even at stock clocks, given that the RTX 4090 can already hit 2.8-2.9 GHz boost frequencies with ease, and the TITAN should have done the same.
The card was said to use higher-end 24 Gbps GDDR6X memory modules, with up to 1.152 TB/s of VRAM bandwidth delivered to the GPU. This represents a 14% increase in memory bandwidth over the current RTX 4090 flagship, which has 21 Gbps memory dies. In terms of power consumption, the new NVIDIA TITAN was going to be insane, with a TDP that was double that of the RTX 3090 Ti, rated at up to 900W. According to the leaker, the test board for this configuration had dual 12VHPWR 16-pin connectors.
Renders of the NVIDIA TITAN Ada Graphics Card (Image Credits: Moore’s Law is Dead):
The ‘Real’ image obtained by Moore’s Law is Dead shows a similar shroud design to the existing RTX 40 series Founders Edition graphics cards, but with dual 16-pin connectors, as hinted at in previous rumours. The card appears to have the same silverish-grey colours, but in MLID’s renders, the card appears to have gold accents with a Titan logo that is etched outwards and glows in gold colours. The graphics card has a dual-fan flow-through design, but because there are only two 16-pin connectors, it would need at least eight 8-pin adapters or two 16-pin direct links to an ATX 3.0 power supply to boot up.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see dual 16-pin connectors on a card of this level, as certain NVIDIA RTX 4090 AIB cards, such as GALAX’s HOF RTX 4090:
This is undoubtedly an absurd design, but it is possible that NVIDIA could have reduced the per 16-pin requirement to just three 16-pin plug connectors because they can still feed up to 450W per connector and up to 900W if necessary. The Founders Edition variant of the RTX 4090 already has a 600W Power Limit, but it never reaches that at stock, and actual power numbers during gaming are typically less than 400W.
The TITAN Ada graphics card has been cancelled as of now, but it will reappear at a later date in the form of the RTX 4090 Ti, which will be an absolute juggernaut. It remains to be seen when that occurs, but we are confident that the RTX 4090 will reign supreme as the fastest graphics card on the planet for some time.
Source: Moore’s Law is Dead & wccftech