RTX 5080 release date speculation and expected features
Looking forward to the next generation, there is some news to look around at and expect
Although the Ada series is still relatively fresh on the table, you might already be done with it and intend on skipping it. As such looking forward to the RTX 50 series is not such a bad idea, and with the popularity of the 80 model, we look to what to expect. So we look to the RTX 5080 release date and what it might bring with it.
The 80 range is one of the better choices, or at least it was with the RTX 3080. But that may have not been the case with the RTX 4080, with a price hike that was higher than the performance increase, it has been a bit of a hitch and unwanted card. But that could change with the next generation of cards, and it can offer a good performance and potential price decrease.
Expected RTX 5080 release date
It’s too soon to get any word on the upcoming generation of graphics cards, especially with the current gen still in full swing, but you still may be looking forward to it. And so with plenty of cards still expected it might be some time before the Blackwell cards come out.
Usually, the generations are on a two-year cycle. With the 3080 card launching in September 2020, and the 4080 coming out in November of 2022, it is likely to continue the trend. Although we’re not sure if it will keep getting pushed back, with separate launches. So we could see the RTX 5080 in Q4 of 2024, or later. Either as part of the launch or not depending on Nvidia’s plans. But for certain the 3nm node from TSMC will be 2024 at the earliest.
RTX 5080 price prediction
There are plenty of ways the price can go in the next generation of cards. Previously we’d expect pretty similar pricing with the generational leap. Even with the improvements, there might be a small bump but at least close to similar.
However, the 4080 was quite the outlier in that series. We’ve seen the GTX 1080 start at $599 USD, and the RTX 2080 introduction of ray tracing jumped to $699 USD. Then the RTX 3080 kept that initially, and it was the 40 series that seriously changed it up.
It nearly doubled the price of the previous and set an MSRP of $1,199 USD. A significant jump by $400 seems to be to take advantage of the inflated prices for the shortage and scalping that showed Nvidia people will pay that. But with the lack of sales, that may change in the next-gen. And it could decrease the MSRP for the first time, or continue to try and get the most out of people.
Suspected RTX 5080 specs
With this much time still before the generation, there is still a lot up in the air about what we might expect from the card. But even then, there are still some things going around that might be included and featured on the card.
According to RedGamingTech, there are some things to expect. With a potential for Nvidia also turn to a chiplet design like the top AMD cards. Especially as they will want to keep being on top and lead. As if RDNA 3 was any better they could have pulled out something else.
Supposedly there are plenty of evaluation SKUs floating around, with even MCM giants around. It utilizes a new SM structure for improvements. As well as hyperspeed bus interlinks the SMs/chiplets. Along with denoising accelerator as part of RT pipeline important for RT and path tracing performance, and is a supposed biggest leap in history.
Will the RTX 5080 be worth it?
As you know, each GPU generation brings with it technological advancements but that also means the price increases. If today’s 4080 prices are anything to go off, we’re not going to be surprised if it’s over $1.5K. With that being said, however, the RTX 5080 may very well use newer technology to bring performance like never before. Such as PCIe Gen 5 and GDDR7X memory (unconfirmed). Whether the GPU is worth it or not really comes down to personal preference.
When is the RTX 5080 launching?
Following from the previous generation there is a bit of potential in the next offering. With the pricing disappointment of the Ada cards, the Blackwell choice might be something better. And so we expect to see the RTX 5080 launch by the end of 2024. As with a two-year cycle, that’s when it would most likely be there.
Will there be an RTX 5080?
Looking forward to the next-gen of cards, then one of the main cards is the RTX 5080. As the 80-class card is one of the more popular ones, and it packs a lot of punch for the price. Although that might have changed with the 40 series. But even with most of the success, we suspect that Nvidia will continue to release its cards and we expect the 5080 to be real in fact.
How much will the RTX 5080 cost?
With the pricing increase that we saw with the 4080, Nvidia has shown off how much it thinks people will pay for its graphics cards. As such we expect the new card to either match that price or higher. It’s unlikely the card will drop in price as that would be a bad precedent and unlikely.
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