The Ada Lovelace architecture showed just how important NVIDIA’s switch from Samsung’s 8nm to TSMC’s 5nm process (4N) was. With that new architecture, the RTX 4000 cards dominate the gaming performance charts.
But, with RTX 4000 out, the RTX 5000 Series is already on the horizon, and this next generation might bring affordable GPUs to the table once again.
Currently, there isn’t much information regarding the release date, price, and specs of RTX 5000, but we’ve gathered what we can from leaks and rumors to provide you with the latest news!
Let’s see what RTX 5000 might offer!
- May 29, 2023: Short update.
- April 21, 2023: Added rumors that RTX 50 might have an MCM design.
- March 08, 2023: Added a rumor on the potential generational performance leap with RTX 5000.
- February 06, 2023: Added some information regarding RTX 5000’s process node/architecture.
- January 15, 2023: Slight writing changes/fixes
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Based on the roadmap NVIDIA released back in 2021, GeForce RTX 5000 series should release sometime in 2024.
So, it’s definitely still too early to know an exact release date for “Ampere Next Next.”
Considering NVIDIA’s history of releases, the RTX 5000 should come in Q3 of 2024. Until then, NVIDIA will probably release a couple of SKUs part of the RTX 4000 family.
Specification information regarding RTX 5000 Series is scarce. For now, there are only a couple of things we know.
NVIDIA originally referred to the RTX 50 as Ampere Next Next.
However, based on the little leaks we managed to find, Ampere Next Next might be renamed to Blackwell, influenced by statistician David Blackwell. Videocardz reported on Blackwell back in early 2022 and posted this photo:
The GB100 and GB102 GPUs are supposedly Blackwell. However, it’s also possible that Blackwell arch is for Datacenter graphics cards, while RTX 5000 architecture is yet to be revealed.
The process node is yet unknown, but considering that the RTX 4000 Series GPUs were on TSMC’s 4nm process node, it’s likely NVIDIA will go with TSMC’s 3nm this time around.
But, Samsung’s 3nm process node is also a possibility since NVIDIA had quite the success with the RTX 3000 Series on Samsung’s 8nm node.
There are news circulating that RTX 4000 to RTX 5000 will be NVIDIA’s biggest performance increase in the company’s history. These claims might be based on the rumors which mention that Blackwell might use a multi-chip module or MCM.
AMD’s RDNA 3 GPUs, the RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT are one of the first gaming GPUs to use an MCM design. Still, RDNA 3 has only one GPU die (GCD) and 6 cache dies.
If NVIDIA manages to add multiple GCDs on one chip, they may find huge performance improvements over previous generations.
But, @kopite7kimi, a known leaker mentioned that Blackwell might just be another monolithic chip.
But keep in mind that this tweet is from mid-2022, so anything is possible by now.
What matters most is whether NVIDIA will be able to maintain power efficiency and ensure the GPUs have sensible TBP.
We will be on the lookout for any rumors and leaks to update the specifications of NVIDIA’s next-gen GPUs!
NVIDIA’s pricing of current-gen (RTX 4000) GPUs is pretty lackluster, and customers worldwide are unwilling to pay the price premium.
The RTX 4090 is a $1600 GPU, but AIBs are selling for well above that. Furthermore, RTX 4080 has a much worse price-per-performance considering that it costs $1200+.
So, what does this mean for the RTX 5000 GPUs? Will they be even more expensive than current graphics cards? Well, the RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT might force NVIDIA to lower the prices of the two flagship GPUs, opening the road for cheaper GPUs in the future.
Right now, RTX 5000 GPUs pricing is still unknown, so we’ve made some estimates that we will update as more information becomes available.
- RTX 4090 – $1,400 – $1,700
- RTX 4080 – $1000 – $1300
- RTX 4070 – $650 – $900
- RTX 4060 – $450 – $600
Which part of the price range RTX 5000 GPUs will end up will depend on how successful AMD is in taking some GPU market share throughout 2023 and 2024. If AMD isn’t a threat to NVIDIA, they might just push their pricing even higher in 2024.
For now, that’s all the information we can give you about NVIDIA’s RTX 5000 Series, but we’ll be on top of any updates in the future, so if you want to stay informed, be sure to check back!