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Nvidia RTX 5000 release date, specs, price and benchmark rumors

Nvidia's next generation of graphics cards is expected to fall under the RTX 5000 naming convention, with new gaming GPUs based on an Ada Next architecture.

nvidia rtx 5000 release date specs price benchmarks rumors

We’re a long way from any official announcement of Nvidia’s next generation of graphics cards to follow on from its current RTX 4000, Ada Lovelace architecture cards. However, the first hints and rumors regarding an Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 release date have been leaked and we can expect the cards to use a new graphics architecture called Ada Lovelace Next.

Nvidia’s next generation of graphics cards

First things first, we’re expecting Nvidia’s next range of graphics cards not to be the RTX 5000 series but instead to be a revised version of its current RTX 4000 GeForce GPU lineup. This could either be a range of RTX 4000 Super cards or a range of RTX 4000 Ti cards, such as an RTX 4090 Ti and RTX 4070 Ti.

Current rumors suggest such a range might launch at the end of 2023, with new models steadily appearing through into the start of 2024.

Nvidia RTX 5000 release date speculation

The Nvidia RTX 5000 series release date is expected to be in spring 2025, but there’s no official word from Nvidia yet. There has been an Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 leak from Hardware Luxx (below) that suggests the above date range, but Nvidia hasn’t confirmed anything.

nvidia rtx 5000 release date leak

It’s also perfectly possible that the RTX 5000 series will arrive in late 2024, as Nvidia typically releases a new generation of graphics cards every two years and even just getting one flagship card out the door, such as an RTX 5090, would allow the company to hit that cadence. It could then be early 2025 that the rest of the lineup arrives.

Nvidia RTX 5000 series price speculation

The Nvidia RTX 5000 series price will likely top out at close to $2,000, given that the current flagship RTX 4090 costs $1,600. It seems unlikely prices will come down in the next year or so and we wouldn’t be at all surprised if Nvidia in fact increases the price of its flagship card even more.

Nvidia RTX 5000 series specs rumors

There are very few meaningful speculations around the RTX 5000 specs, with no significant leaks of the architecture yet. However, we do know Nvidia plans to build its Ada Lovelace Next GPUs on TSMC’s new 3nm process, as opposed to the 4nm process used on its current GPUs.

It’s also speculated by RedGamingTech that Nvidia plans to use a chiplet design for its high-end GPUs, in the same way as AMD has done for its RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT.

Nvidia RTX 5000 benchmark speculation

There are no Nvidia RTX 5000 benchmarks leaked yet, with us not expecting to see any until much closer to the product’s launch. Moreover, it’s almost impossible to speculate on how much of a generational increase we might see from RTX 4000 to RTX 5000, given the significant variation between RTX 2000, RTX 3000, and RTX 4000.

That said, one source, RedGamingTech, has claimed they’ve heard from sources that RTX 5000 will bring ‘the biggest performance leap in Nvidia history’, which would be an astonishing feat considering how powerful the cards already are and how previous generations have seen some huge leaps already.

One thing that might skew the above speculation is that the ‘performance’ could be referring to when features like DLSS 3 are turned out. This is a tactic Nvidia used with its RTX 4000 series cards, claiming huge generational performance leaps but only because the new cards had DLSS 3’s frame generation turned on. For conventional performance, the gains were much smaller.

That’s all we’ve got for rumors and speculation about Nvidia’s next, next generation of graphics cards, but if you’re looking for the best card to buy right now, check out our best graphics cards list.

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