GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 53.97% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile sales 3 January 2023. This is a high-end Ada Lovelace architecture notebook card based on 5 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 16 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 20 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 576.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 150 Watt (80 - 150 Watt TGP).

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking39
Place by popularitynot in top-100
ArchitectureAda Lovelace
GPU code nameGN21-X11
Market segmentLaptop
Release date3 January 2023 (1 year ago)

Detailed specifications

GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores9728of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Boost clock speed2040 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors45,900 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology5 nmof 4 (Radeon 780M)
Power consumption (TDP)150 Watt (80 - 150 Watt TGP)of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate515.3of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

Information on GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount16 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed20000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth576.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsPortable Device Dependent

API compatibility

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.7
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL3.0
Vulkan1.3
CUDA8.9

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RTX 4090 Mobile 53.97

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 4090 Mobile 113387

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 4090 Mobile 64353

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 4090 Mobile 46240

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 4090 Mobile 143162

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RTX 4090 Mobile 554375

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD182
1440p136
4K86

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 156

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 90−95
Battlefield 5 130−140
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
Cyberpunk 2077 142
Far Cry 5 172
Far Cry New Dawn 148
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
Hitman 3 170−180
Horizon Zero Dawn 189
Red Dead Redemption 2 85−90
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 223
Watch Dogs: Legion 144

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 187
Battlefield 5 130−140
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
Cyberpunk 2077 136
Far Cry 5 167
Far Cry New Dawn 145
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
Hitman 3 170−180
Horizon Zero Dawn 166
Metro Exodus 156
Red Dead Redemption 2 85−90
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 211
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 394
Watch Dogs: Legion 131

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 161
Battlefield 5 130−140
Cyberpunk 2077 125
Far Cry 5 158
Far Cry New Dawn 131
Forza Horizon 4 150−160
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 204
Watch Dogs: Legion 120

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 95−100
Hitman 3 110−120
Horizon Zero Dawn 150
Metro Exodus 117
Red Dead Redemption 2 45−50
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 175

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 128
Battlefield 5 100−110
Cyberpunk 2077 95
Far Cry 5 152
Far Cry New Dawn 128
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 164
Watch Dogs: Legion 109

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 55−60
Hitman 3 60−65
Horizon Zero Dawn 111
Metro Exodus 82
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 102
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 152

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 78
Battlefield 5 65−70
Cyberpunk 2077 48
Far Cry 5 108
Far Cry New Dawn 102
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
Watch Dogs: Legion 69

Closest competitors

GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook graphics cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile is RTX 5000 Ada Generation Mobile, which is slower by 3% and lower by 4 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile:

Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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