Confirmation of NVIDIA’s next-gen Ada Lovelace gaming GPU architecture for the GeForce RTX 40 series
NVIDIA has officially confirmed that its next-generation gaming GPU architecture for the GeForce RTX 40 series will be named after renowned scientist and mathematician, Ada Lovelace.
NVIDIA confirms Ada Lovelace as the name of its next-gen gaming GPU architecture, powering the GeForce RTX 40 series
Confirmation comes in a new teaser posted by NVIDIA’s Australian and New Zealand handle on Twitter. The teaser says “The future has a past” and shows an image from “Numbers of Bernoulli”. It is an iconic algorithm that was used for the Analytical Engine and was introduced by Ada Lovelace in 1842.
The analytical engine algorithm.
Ada lovelace confirmed! https://t.co/lkHop4JE9c pic.twitter.com/W0cS36ChSo
—Hassan Mujtaba (@hms1193) September 15, 2022
Although we’ve known about the Ada Lovelace architecture for a while, it’s always great to see NVIDIA taking inspiration from the scientists of the past who were crucial in shaping the technological world we live in today. Ada Lovelace GPUs will power a variety of GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards in the coming months, such as the flagship RTX 4090.
NVIDIA ADA GPU Architecture Summary
In many ways, Ada Lovelace can be considered the world’s first computer enthusiast. She is the first person to realize that the analytical engine proposed by Charles Babbage had applications beyond pure computation and also published what is believed to be the first algorithm (becoming the first computer programmer) intended to be ported by such a machine. It was almost half a century before Alan Turing finished his work and invented the general purpose computer during the World War.
NVIDIA is known for basing its architectures on eminent physicists, mathematicians and scientists and Ada Lovelace is no different. If you look at the heroes featured at GTC’s 2018 keynote, you’ll find not just Ada Lovelace, but potentially all of NVIDIA’s future architectural codenames.
NVIDIA is set to unveil its Ada Lovelace GPU-powered GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards at GTC 22 next week, so stay tuned for more information.
NVIDIA Ada Lovelace ‘GeForce RTX 40’ GPU Configurations
|GPU name||GPC / TPC||SM by TPC / Total||CUDA Cores||L2 cache||Memory bus||Power limit office (peak)||Mobile power limit (expected)|
|AD102||12 / 6||2 / 144||18432||96 MB||384 bit||800W||N / A|
|AD103||7 / 6||2 / 84||10752||64 MB||256 bit||450W||175W|
|AD104||5 / 6||2 / 60||7680||48 MB||192 bit||400W||175W|
|AD106||3 / 6||2 / 36||4608||32 MB||128 bit||260W||140W|
|AD107||3 / 4||2 / 24||3072||32 MB||128 bit||180W||80W|