Nvidia’s next-gen GeForce RTX 5090 could be “ready to launch” in Q4 2024

Nvidia will reportedly be ready to launch Blackwell in Q4 2024

According to a new video from Moore’s Law is Dead, Nvidia will be “ready to launch” their next-generation “Blackwell” GeForce RTX 5090 graphics card in Q4 2024. That said, whether or not the GPU will launch during that timeframe depends on several factors.

According to a alleged source from Nvidia (who is quoted below), their RTX 50 launch schedule will be based on the competitive environment in Q4 2024. Factors like AMD’s RDNA 4 graphics cards and RTX 40 series sales will be considered. Either way, Nvidia will be talking about their RTX 50 series at CES 2025. At that event, Nvidia will be talking extensively about efficiency at the event.

Nvidia Blackwell will be powered by TSMC’s 3nm lithography node. That node shift and Blackwell’s architectural enhancements will be what enabled Nvidia’s efficiency gains with their RTX 50 series products. Performance-wise, Nvidia’s next-gen flagship could deliver similar performance gains as their last-generation Ada lineup. However, that will depend on how aggressive Nvidia are with Blackwell, and if Nvidia are willing to leave some of Blackwell’s potential untapped.

Blackwell is being prepared to be ready for launch in Q4 2024 if we want to. Whether or not we do depends on how Ada sales are doing, and how competitive we believed RDNA 4 will be during the holiday season.

But no matter what, we are currently planning to make a big deal about RTX 5000 efficiency at CES 2025. So, either way we will be launching next-gen by the start of 2025.

As for performance, Blackwell’s rasterization uplift over Ada will not be as impressive as Ampere to Ada. However, the RTX 4090 was cut down by more than 10%, so it’s plausible we could make the 5090 “feel” like a similar uplift if we felt threatened.

Based on this leaked information, Nvidia are confident about Blackwell. They are also not keep to rush their RTX 50 series to market. Note that Nvidia appears to be happy to wait until 2025 to launch Blackwell, and that they may leave some of Blackwell’s performance untapped unless competition is strong.

What is clear is that Nvidia do not feel threatened by their competition within today’s GPU market. AMD’s RDNA 4 GPUs and Intel Battlemage could change that, though that remains to be seen.

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