Nvidia is reportedly taking a different approach in developing its next generation of graphics cards for the GeForce RTX 5000 series. Instead of producing a direct successor to the AD104 GPU die, which powers the RTX 4070 and 4070 Ti, Nvidia may introduce new GPU dies in its lineup.
While the release of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 5000 is still a few years away, the company has confirmed that it is already working on its next-gen GPU plans. Leaker kopite7kimi has shared potential details on the upcoming GPU die lineup, which includes the following:
– RTX 5000 GPU dies: GMB202, GMB203, GMB205, GMB206, GMB207
– RTX 4000 GPU dies: AD102, AD103, AD104, AD106, AD107
It is unclear why Nvidia has chosen to deviate from its traditional naming scheme or what this means for the specific graphics cards that will utilize these dies. However, it is likely that the successors to the RTX 4070 and RTX 4070 Ti will be powered by the new GMB205 GPU.
While the move from the AD104 to the GMB205 die may suggest a smaller and less powerful chip, it is uncertain if this indicates a significant difference in performance. Nevertheless, the RTX 5000 series is expected to bring welcome upgrades.
In the meantime, users can explore our Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 review to get an idea of the current performance boundaries of graphics cards. It is also worth considering the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX, which is capable of competing with Nvidia's flagship offerings.