The Nvidia RTX 5000 series isn’t officially confirmed yet, but details, speculation, and rumors surrounding these GeForce GPUs are already doing the rounds. To help navigate these murky waters, here’s everything we know so far about team green’s future generation of graphics cards.
The Nvidia 5000 series could pack the best graphics card models when it eventually releases, but it remains to be seen how much of an improvement it’ll be versus current generation RTX 4000 GPUs. That’s not forgetting competition from the likes of AMD RDNA 4 and Intel Battlemage as well, which could just as easily snatch the performance crown if team green grows complacent.
Given how far we are from the launch of the RTX 5000 series, everything from the release date and price of the GPUs to their specs and benchmark results is all very much subject to change. So, keep that salt shaker handy.
When is the Nvidia RTX 5000 series release date?
The Nvidia RTX 5000 series release date will probably fall in 2024, but there’s no word on an official launch window yet. Nvidia typically releases a new generation of graphics cards every two years, so it’s a safe bet that we’ll see new GeForce GPUs next year.
Cementing this, the company has commented on its potential Lovelace successor, stating that it is planning to make a “new GP (graphics processing) architectures every two years” (via Seeking Alpha).
Naturally, we’ll see even more RTX 4000 graphics cards enter the fold before RTX 5000, as the Nvidia RTX 4070 just arrived on the scene.
Nvidia RTX 5000 series price speculation
The Nvidia RTX 5000 series price will likely go up to $1,600, but we won’t know official costs until we get much closer to release. That said, we can make some educated guesses based on current trends and previous releases.
Currently, the Nvidia RTX 4090 is team green’s top-of-the-range graphics card, and it carries a weighty MSRP of $1,599 USD. This makes it the most expensive pixel pusher ever made by team green, but Nvidia RTX 5000 GPU price could be even higher, thanks to TSMC.
This could prove problematic for Nvidia, with the RTX 4080 currently sitting on store shelves, in large part due to its unattractive $1,200 price point. Fingers crossed we don’t see a repeat of the Titan RTX, which cost a staggering $2,499.
Nvidia RTX 5000 series specs rumors
Rumors suggest the Nvidia RTX 5000 series specs could be very different from previous generations. Regardless, the GPUs will undoubtedly be more powerful than current generation offerings, thanks to more advanced manufacturing processes and architectural improvements.
Details on potential Nvidia RTX 5000 specs are thin on the ground, but we do know that team green plans to build its GeForce GPUs on TSMC’s latest 3nm process (via WCCFTech).
Meanwhile, the latest rumors from RedGamingTech suggest that Nvidia plans to take a leaf out of the AMD playbook and use chiplet dies for its high-end SKUs.
This is in addition to a new SM (streaming multiprocessor) structure, and a new denoising accelerator as part of the RTX 5000 ray tracing pipeline, for better ray tracing and path tracing performance.
Nvidia RTX 5000 benchmark speculation
There are no Nvidia RTX 5000 benchmarks that have seen the light of day yet, and we don’t expect to see any for quite some time. It’s safe to say, though, that we should expect a performance uplift in both rasterisation and ray tracing versus current-generation GPUs.
That said, according to sources close to RedGamingTech, these next-generation GeForce graphics cards should offer “the biggest performance leap in Nvidia history.” How this translates into actual fps, Nvidia DLSS enabled or not, remains to be seen, as we’ve seen the same claims made prior to just about every GPU launch.
If you can’t wait for the Nvidia RTX 5000 series, we’d recommend splashing the cash and grabbing an RTX 4090. If that’s understandably out of your price range, check out our best graphics card list for recommendations on what GPU to buy today.