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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 5080 may be launched before the RTX 5090

A lot of PC users are looking forward to the next generation GPUs from NVIDIA. And although the green team hasn’t announced anything as of yet, well-respected leaker “kopite7kimi” claims that the RTX 5080 will come out before the RTX 5090.

If this does actually happen, NVIDIA may follow a release schedule similar to what we saw with the RTX30 series. Back in 2020, NVIDIA launched first the NVIDIA RTX 3080 and then the RTX 3090. The catch here is that both the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090 came out in the same month.

According to rumors, NVIDIA may release only one GPU model in 2024. And, if the RTX 5080 comes out before the RTX 5090, we may only get the former and not the latter. As such, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 5090 may slip into early 2025.

Again, this is all speculation on our part. NVIDIA hasn’t announced anything yet. Still, for those rocking an NVIDIA RTX 4080 or 4090, this new RTX50 series shouldn’t be something to be excited. I mean, it’s not like the RTX 4080 or the RTX 4090 will become obsolete once the RTX50 series arrives. So, if you already own a high-end GPU, you’ll be fine until the RTX60 or even the RTX70 series comes out.

It will also be interesting to see whether the RTX 5080 will be able to match the performance of the RTX 4090. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 is a beast, and it can still handle most current-gen rasterized games at 4K. However, for games using Ray Tracing or Lumen, you’ll have to use DLSS in order to get high framerates at 4K.

Personally, I’m curious to see what other stuff NVIDIA has in store for us. I’m certain that the green team will release a new version of DLSS alongside the RTX 50 series GPUs. So, will this new DLSS be exclusive to them? And what about other software solutions? Because, right now, I can’t think of anything that can be as a must-have as DLSS currently is.

Stay tuned for more!