Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 release date estimation

All the latest news and rumors on the potential Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 release date, including its rumored specs, benchmark estimations, and potential price.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090: A Founders Edition graphics card against an orange backdrop

When is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 release date? Hard as it may be to imagine a graphics card that’s faster than today’s flagship pixel pushers, it’s likely only a matter of time before the Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 sits at the head of the pack. We’re still a long way out from its launch, but we’ve got all the latest details and rumors on team green’s upcoming GPU right here.

If the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 is anything to go by, then the RTX 5090 should be the best graphics card money can buy in terms of raw performance when it arrives on the scene. Powered by a new GPU die and microarchitecture, code-named ‘Ada-Lovelace Next’ and ‘Blackwell’, the generational gap between the RTX 5090 and its predecessor could be stark.

Sitting pretty at the head of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 series, there may not be any true competition to the RTX 5090. For now, it appears that high-end AMD RDNA 4 GPUs are cancelled, and it’s currently unclear what form Intel Arc Battlemage graphics cards will take.

As a reminder, information on the RTX 5090 is very much subject to change, so be sure to digest all claims surrounding it with a due degree of skepticism until we get an official word from Nvidia. Without further ado, here’s everything we know about the next GeForce giant.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 release date speculation: A GeForce graphics card floats against a green background

When is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 release date?

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 release date is predicted to be in 2025, as part of the wider launch of its GPU family. It’s expected to be one of the first GeForce RTX 5000 graphics cards to be made available for purchase.

Since the launch of the GeForce GTX 900 series, Nvidia has stuck to a release pattern of a new graphics card generation every two years, continuing with the GeForce RTX 4000 series. Strangely, a GeForce RTX 5000 release leak points to the company breaking its streak by allegedly committing to a 2025 release window, three years after Lovelace’s debut.

This change in cadence may be explained by the potential launch of the GeForce RTX 4000 Super series, which is proposed to be set for early 2024. We’ll likely learn more about these pixel pushers during the Nvidia CES 2024 presentation.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 price speculation

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 price is estimated to be between $1,599-$1,999, making it a match or more expensive than its predecessor, the GeForce RTX 4090.

Compared to current offerings, GeForce RTX 5000 prices may be higher owing to higher manufacturing costs imposed by TSMC. While it’s entirely possible that Nvidia could opt to take this extra expenditure on the chin and not pass it on to consumers, there’s no guarantee.

If we take the GeForce RTX 4090 as precedent, then the RTX 5090 could be $100 more expensive, putting its potential price at $1,699. Expensive as this would be, it’s still cheaper than the Titan RTX, which set you back an eye-watering $2,499 on release, and we can only hope Nvidia doesn’t want to push this ceiling that high again.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 specs rumors: A GeForce GPU die

Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 specs rumors

The latest Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 specs rumors suggest that the graphics card will boast the highest memory bandwidth of any GeForce GPU. Additionally, it should sport the latest generation of RT and Tensor cores.

As the RTX 5090 will be built on a new architecture, it’ll be powered by one of the new GeForce RTX 5000 GPU dies. Naturally, as the flagship of its family, it’ll boast the largest and most powerful of the entire stack.

 Rumored Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 specs
GPU die GB202
CUDA cores 24,576
Tensor cores TBC
RT cores TBC
Base clock TBC
Boost clock 2.90GHz (2,898MHz)
Memory clock TBC
Memory bus width 512-bit
Memory Bandwidth 1.5TB/s (1,532GB/s)
L2 Cache 128MB

Little is known about the RTX 5090 specs, save for a few details regarding its VRAM. It is expected to be among the first graphics cards to use GDDR7 video memory, which should see memory bandwidth greatly increase relative to the RTX 4090.

In terms of other upgrades, the RTX 5090 is rumored to come with 50% more CUDA cores than the current Nvidia flagship, according to leaks.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 benchmark estimations

Our Nvidia GeForce RTX 5090 benchmark estimations put the GPU ahead of every graphics card currently available on the market, including the RTX 4090. While it’s something of a given that the GPU will be the fastest around, we won’t know how much better it’ll be versus its counterparts until release.

Some rumormongers claim that the RTX 5090 will be 70% faster than the RTX 4090, but it’s unclear whether this is in synthetic benchmarks or real-world frame rates.

If all this talk of the GeForce RTX 5090 has whetted your appetite to gaze upon GPU graphs, check out our GeForce RTX 4070 review for all thoughts on our favorite team green graphics card.