As per the latest rumors, users will have to wait two more years for the RTX 5090, RTX 5080, RTX 5070 and RTX 5060 graphics cards.
When Nvidia released the RTX 4000 series to much fanfare, the initial reactions were great. That’s because the RTX 4090 provided an excellent uplift in performance over the previous-gen RTX 3090 and 3090 Ti. This was despite how expensive the RTX 4090 was.
However, the later announcements in the series didn’t receive that much praise. Because the reviews for the RTX 4080, RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 (8GB Ti) aren’t that great. This has led to sales not being upto the mark.
In-fact, the RTX 4070 is selling so badly that Nvidia had even halted its production. So if the RTX 4000 series is having problems selling, one wonders if Nvidia will release the RTX 5000 series soon. It looks like that’s unlikely to happen.
Next-Gen RTX Might Come In 2025
The roadmap reveals that the next generation of Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics cards is highly unlikely to follow the 2-year release roadmap that Nvidia usually follows.
Instead, the RTX 5000 series of graphics cards is going to follow a 30-month cycle and will be released only in 2025.
This comes after reports that say that the Nvidia RTX 5000 series will be released on the 3nm process of TSMC.
Reasons Behind This Delay
There could be two reasons why Nvidia is delaying the release of the GeForce RTX 5000 graphics cards.
The first is that, as mentioned above, the RTX 4000 series is not selling much. Except for the RTX 4090, all others are uninspiring for critics and buyers.
They are massively cut down over previous-gen as far as specs are concerned. They are expensive. Not to forget, Nvidia seems to be selling the RTX 4070 as the RTX 4080, the RTX 4060 as the RTX 4070 and the RTX 4050 as the RTX 4060.
Just see this user-created image shared by @theterk on Twitter. It shows the shader units for Nvidia graphics card series and models. See how much of a cut down the RTX 4000 models are compared to their RTX 3000 counterparts.
The second reason Nvidia could be delaying the release of consumer graphics cards is that Nvidia’s new data-center and server graphics cards are selling on a massive scale. All the companies are rushing towards buying them and giving Nvidia huge orders for them.
This means that there are some rumors going around that not only is Nvidia giving all the attention to them, but in fact they are diverting their resources away from consumer GPUs to data center and server GPUs.
But all that said and done. Nvidia could still release a refresh of the RTX 4000 series and model those cards as SUPER versions. In fact, as per the YouTuber Graphically Challenged, that could happen soon. By soon, it could mean this year or next year.
It’s not something new for Nvidia, as they have done so before too. Like we had seen in the RTX 2060 SUPER’s case. Hopefully, it will make these cards cheaper and more affordable for everyone.
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