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Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 release date estimate

All the latest news and rumors on the potential Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 release date, as well as rumored graphics card specs, GPU benchmarks, and price details.

A mock up of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 series graphics card against a green background

When is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 release date? The Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 series is poised to succeed team green’s current generation graphics cards, pushing performance and more to new heights. While the pixel pushers probably won’t see the light of day for a while yet, details, speculation, and rumors surrounding these GPUs are already doing the rounds.

GeForce RTX 5000 graphics cards, otherwise known internally at Nvidia as ‘Ada-Lovelace Next’ and ‘Blackwell’, are expected to offer generational improvements versus their GeForce RTX 4000 counterparts, even surpassing the mighty Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. However, it remains to be seen how much better these GPUs will be and if their extra performance will come at a higher cost.

Looking at potential competition, the GeForce RTX 5000 series will likely be battling against AMD RDNA 4 and Intel Arc Battlemage GPUs for that coveted PCIe slot in your PC. Fortunately for Nvidia, it may be relatively easy for it to maintain its market dominance if rumored competitor strategies are to be believed.

Given how far we are from the launch of the GeForce RTX 5000 series, it’s worth noting that everything about them is still very much subject to change. So, keep those pinches of salt handy. For now, though, here’s everything we know about Nvidia’s next generation of graphics cards.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000: A person (left) stands in awe of graphics cards (right)

When is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 release date?

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 release date is expected to fall in 2025, but there’s no official word on a launch window yet. This would create a three-year gap between generations, making it the longest in the company’s history.

According to an GeForce RTX 5000 release leak, an alleged internal Nvidia roadmap points to ‘Ada-Lovelace Next’ arriving in 2025. This is unexpected, given that the company typically releases a new GPU generation every two years, and the GeForce RTX 4000 series arrived in 2022, pointing to a 2024 window.

However, having just had the GeForce RTX 4000 Super series arrive, in the shape of the RTX 4080 SuperRTX 4070 Ti Super, and RTX 4070 Super, it’s looking unlikely we’ll see another big GPU revision from Nvidia at least until the very tail end of this year and most likely an announcement at CES 2025, just as we saw the RTX 40 Super cards officially unveiled at CES 2024.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 price speculation

We can’t really name an Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 price, as the 5000 number refers to a series. However, if there ends up being a ’90 series card, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 price will likely exceed $1,600. This assessment is based on factors including current generation pricing, increases in manufacturing costs, and economic influences such as inflation.

Currently, team green’s most expensive graphics cardwith, the GeForce RTX 4090, costs $1,599, making it $100 more expensive than its predecessor. If this trend were to continue, this would make a potential Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 cost $1,699. Unfortunately, it seems likely that GeForce RTX 5000 prices may be higher due to pressures from TSMC.

The only indicator of hope for some slightly more reasonable RTX 5000 prices is that the recent RTX 4000 Super series came with significant discounts compared to the preceding non-Super cards. As such, it could be the case that while the RTX 5090 is highly likely to still be a very expensive option, we could see slightly more sensible prices maintained for likely RTX 5080 and RTX 5070 models.

An Nvidia RTX 5000 graphics card, in a gold-black color scheme

Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 specs rumors

Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 specs are rumored to include GPU dies built using TSMC’s 3nm process, as well as improvements to memory bandwidth. The series’ technical makeup will also likely feature more advanced Tensor and RT cores, as these typically improve with each generation.

In a mysterious move, GeForce RTX 5000 GPU dies may differ from previous generations. According to the leaked list, these changes will likely only affect graphics cards from the Nvidia GeForce RTX 5070 and below.

Rumored Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 GPU dies

Using the GeForce RTX 4000 series as a frame of reference, the GMB202 die should be the largest and most performant, presumably powering a prospective GeForce RTX 5090. Meanwhile, GMB203 will likely find its way into a possible Nvidia GeForce RTX 5080. However, there may be no X04 equivalent to slot into the 70 class cards, making the X05 the most likely candidate.

In terms of memory bandwidth, the RTX 5000 series is expected to boast GDDR7 VRAM, which will naturally be faster than GDDR6X found on current generation GeForce cards. We may also see capacity increases on lower-end cards to combat criticisms of today’s offerings, like the GeForce RTX 4060, again as we saw with the Super series improvements.

Turns out that the GeForce RTX 5000 series could also pack DisplayPort 2.1 too, giving these pixel pushers the ability to properly make us of monitors with the very highest resolutions and refresh rates (4K a 240Hz and 8K @ 120Hz).

Finally, there is some concern that GeForce RTX 5000 GPUs could be even bigger than current generation cards. This has been spurred by massive prototype cooling designs unveiled by manufacturers, but the necessity of humungous heat sinks will depend on the efficiency and power draw of these pixel pushers.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 benchmark estimations

For now, there is no Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 benchmark data that demonstrates the performance of the graphics cards. It’s safe to say, though, that we should expect a performance uplift in both rasterization and ray tracing versus current generation offerings. AI is also likely to improve in the wake of a big recent push for local AI processors across the industry.

If rumored performance estimations hold water, the RTX 5090 will be 70% faster than the RTX 4090. It’s unclear what kind of generational improvements will trickle down to less powerful cards, but we should expect similar leaps based on previous releases.

Naturally, as is generally the case with every new family of GPUs, the RTX 5000 series should boast substantially more CUDA cores. Right now, the RTX 5090 CUDA core count is expected to be 50% greater than the RTX 4090.

To boost the pixel pushing powers of the GeForce RTX 5000 series, team green will likely leverage its AI capabilities to improve the frame rates offered by Nvidia DLSS 3. Both DLSS Super Resolution and Frame Generation are constantly being iterated on, and it’s entirely possible that we may see new features that are exclusive to this generation of graphics cards.

While you’re waiting for the GeForce RTX 5000 series to arrive, check out our Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 review. It’s our favorite of the current generation of cards, and we’ll likely see its successor occupy the same spot.