The first rumors about Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090 Ti graphics card (aka Titan Ada) emerged months before it launched the GeForce RTX 40-series. Later on, images of its oversized quad-slot cooler leaked into the community. Eventually the company reportedly decided to cancel the product, which essentially turned it into a legend. Until today we have never seen the whole GeForce RTX 4090 Titanium package, which was meant to be the best graphics card ever.
That omission was ‘corrected’ by a Reddit post earlier today, which demonstrated GeForce RTX 4090 Ti (or Titan Ada) in all of its mighty glory. Just like the previously published images, the board features a printed circuit board that is oriented perpendicularly to the motherboard slot and a quad-slot cooling system (presumably with three fans). Because of this, display outputs of the board are located in a rather non-standard manner. The device was said to carry a paper label bearing the GeForce RTX 4090 Ti name upon it. This somewhat implies that the card was not to use Titan branding, but rather a more conventional RTX 4090 Ti model number.
When compared to an Nvidia Titan RTX — based on the TU102 graphics processor — the GeForce RTX 4090 Ti indeed looks gigantic, just like the real Titan.
It is noteworthy that gamer4life, the Redditor who published the images of the alleged Titan Ada, eventually removed them, but fortunately VideoCardz was quick enough to save them. This may prove that the product was a real deal and Nvidia (or someone close to Nvidia who supplied the sample to the leaker) asked ifor ts images to be removed.
The real reasons why Nvidia decided to cancel its product based on full (or nearly full) AD102 graphics processing unit for consumers. The company already has its RTX 6000 Ada Generation graphics card for professionals that uses AD102 with 18,176 CUDA cores albeit running at relatively low clocks (up to 2505 MHz) and featuring a 300W TGP. Nvidia could offer something similar for the consumer market, but with a higher and higher performance, but decided to stick to its GeForce RTX 4090 as its range-topping offering.