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RTX 5000 series rumors are circulating as the time nearing that Nvidia would typically unveil its latest and greatest innovations as from each two year gap. We’re bringing you everything we know about the as-of-yet unrevealed RTX 5000 series from the expected release window, potential price, and the rumored specs.
RTX 5000 series expected release window
Nvidia has yet to unveil the RTX 5000 series, but we can take an educated guess to find out when we could hear more about the upcoming GPU generation. If we cast our minds back to the launch of the RTX 4000 series, with the debut of the RTX 4090 and the RTX 4080, which released in October and November 20922 respectively.
This is in line when flagships traditionally hit the shelves and we can look back even further for a predicted release window, too. The RTX 3000 series debuted over three years ago with the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090 that came out in September 2020. We can further down down by looking back to the release of the RTX 2000 series which were released in September 2018 with the RTX 2080 and the RTX 2070 succeeding a month later in October.
Based on the last six years, it This positions the RTX 5000 series with an expected release window between September and November 2024, which could see a prospective RTX 5090 and RTX 5080 coming out first before the more mainstream and mid-range offerings. As for refreshes, such as Ti variants, they could follow in early 2025.
A recent post on Videocardz allegedly shows a graph for the proposed David Blackwell GPUs, with a roadmap insinuating a release date starting from the end of 2024 into 2025. This is likely to be when the cards will start to be rolled out, and we’re expecting the 90-class and 80-class to go first. We’ll be updating with more as more information comes out.
RTX 5000 series price prediction
Nailing down the RTX 5000 series pricing is quite difficult to do considering the significant price increases between the RTX 3000 series and the RTX 4000 series. We’re going to be conservative in our pricing estimates based upon the releases of the RTX 4070 Super, RTX 4070 Ti Super, and the RTX 4080 Super, however.
We’ll start with a pricing estimate for the RTX 5090. If the previous two 90-class GPUs are any indication then we can position the upcoming card between $1,499 and $1,599 if we’re being conservative. That’s the MSRPs of the RTX 3090 and RTX 4090 respectively, but it’s possible we could see a jump up of 6% (or around $100) which would be in line with the jump between the predecessors at $1,699.
What becomes harder to discern is the respective pricing of the proposed RTX 5080. That’s because the original RTX 4080 carries an MSRP of $1,199 which was a massive jump up from the $699 MSRP of the RTX 3080 (an increase of 71%). The release of the RTX 4080 at $999 undercut the original by $200 (down by 16%) so the RTX 5080 could debut at $999. We won’t be shocked if it’s over the $1,000 mark, though.
We can be a little more confident around the pricing of a proposed RTX 5070 and supposed RTX 5070 Ti. Judging from the MSRPs of the RTX 4070 and RTX 3070 which were $599 and $499 respectively. Should the same $100 happen with the new architecture, that would position the RTX 5070 at $699 which seems plausible. It would effectively mean paying 80-class prices for 70-class hardware four years removed.
In terms of the predictive pricing for the RTX 5070 Ti, it’s possible that this GPU could sell for between $699 and $799. It will again factor in whether or not there will be a pricing increase for this latest generation. Considering the backlash against the RTX 4070 Ti (originally the RTX 4080 12GB), we’re hoping Nvidia has learned to reign it in.
It’s a similar story with the RTX 5060 and RTX 5060 Ti. We’re expecting both of these cards to sell for $299 and $399 respectively, however, we wouldn’t be shocked for the MSRPs to be $399 and $499 for the mainstream offerings. This is in line with the launch price of the RTX 4060 and RTX 4060 Ti when compared to the RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti, the latter debuted at $329 and $399 respectively.
RTX 5000 series rumored specs
There are few weighty details around the RTX 5000 series of graphics cards but that hasn’t stopped some dedicated sources from deep digging into what could be coming. One of the few things that we know according to Videocardz is that the RTX 5000 series will be built on Blackwell architecture. However, more interestingly, these new GPUs could be the first of their kind to utilize GDDR7 memory via kopite7kimi.
According to TechPowerUp, the Nvidia Blackwell GPU codenames have allegedly been uncovered as well. The same leaker, kopite7kimi, is behind the information which states that the dies will start with GB202 which could be for the 90-class, GB203 for the 80-class, and then GB205 and GB207 presumably for the two 70-class GPUs. It’s been stated that GB207 could be for the entry-level model, which could be the RTX 5060 or RTX 5050.
Rumored specs are light on the ground for specific models at the moment but there has been some interest in what a proposed RTX 5090 could be rocking. Panzerlied on the Chiphell forums has theorized that the RTX 5090 could see a 50% increase in scale with 52% more memory bandwidth. A rough estimation of “1.7X improvement” was given, which could mean bandwidth nearing 1,500 GB/s top end.
One of the more interesting RTX 5000 series rumors comes out of Digitimes which claims that the upcoming GPU generation could use a 3nm TSNC process. This would be considerably smaller than the 5nm TSMC process currently in use by both the RTX 4000 series and AMD’s Radeon RX 7000 line. It would be consistent in the architecture jump between Ampere (8nm Samsung) and Ada (5nm TSMC), but this remains unconfirmed. We’ll be updating you when we here more about what could power these cards.
Is there RTX 5000 series?
While Nvidia has not yet officially announced the RTX 5000 series, it would make sense as the next successive entry in the company’s hardware line-up following on from RTX 4000 series in 2022, RTX 3000 series in 2020, and RTX 2000 series in 2018.
Who is Nvidia Blackwell named after?
Nvidia’s alleged RTX 5000 series, dubbed Blackwell, is named after David Blackwell who was an American Mathematician who ushered in Game Theory as well as other contributions. It continues the trend of Team Green codenaming hardware after scientists such as Ada Lovelace (RTX 4000 series) and André-Marie Ampère (RTX 3000 series) etc.
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