Sources of information in recent weeks have given us more insight into the next-generation graphics cards and processors that will soon be announced. And if all these data are confirmed, it turns out that energy efficiency is no longer of much concern to manufacturers.
NVIDIA’s next-generation Lovelace graphics cards have long been rumored to be power-hungry, but earlier this week resident insider Kopite7kimi tweeted some expected specs for an NVIDIA RTX 4000 series graphics card, possibly a Titan-class card that could require more than 800W of power.
48G 24Gbps GDDR6X
total board power ~800W
— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) July 25, 2022
Now the Wccftech resource posted that AMD’s soon-to-be-announced Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors also seem to dispel any power-efficiency claims with a 170W TDP for the top-of-the-line Ryzen processor 9.
If you will assemble a new PC and decide to stop only at these two components, then only the processor and graphics card will consume almost a whole kilowatt of energy, and everything else will exceed the limit of 1000 watts.