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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 5080: Release Date, Price, Specs, and Performance Expectations

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 5080, the highly anticipated successor to the RTX 4090, is expected to launch in the coming years. While Nvidia has not officially announced the card or its next-generation architecture, there are several key details that have been revealed through leaks and rumors.

Based on Nvidia's previous release patterns, the 50 series of RTX cards is typically launched every two years. However, this time around, Nvidia's next-generation GPU architecture is set to release in 2025, a year later than expected. Regardless of the delay, it is likely that the RTX 5080 will be one of the leading cards in the 50 series lineup.

As for the price, Nvidia's handling of the previous generation of GeForce cards raises some uncertainty. The RTX 4080 launched with a significant price increase of $500 compared to its predecessor, the RTX 3080. It remains to be seen if Nvidia will follow a similar pricing strategy for the RTX 5080, but a price tag exceeding $1000 is not out of the question.

While the specifications of the RTX 5080 have not been officially revealed, leaks suggest that it may feature a 512-bit memory interface, surpassing the 384-bit limit of previous RTX cards. There are also expectations that the RTX 5080 will come equipped with GDDR7 memory, providing improvements in speed and energy efficiency. In terms of connectivity, the RTX 5080 may adopt PCI-e 5.0, a standard that is gradually being supported by SSDs and motherboards.

Additionally, it is rumored that the RTX 5080 will be part of a series of cards, including the RTX 5090 and several others with cryptic labels. These cards are believed to be based on Nvidia's next-gen Blackwell architecture, which will be used primarily in data centers.

As for performance, the RTX 5080 is expected to build upon the features of its predecessor, including new-gen Tensor Cores, more ray tracing cores, a higher clock speed, and increased GPU cores. Rasterization and ray tracing performance improvements are anticipated, along with enhanced path tracing.

Overall, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 5080 promises to be a top-tier graphics card with significant advancements in performance, ray tracing capabilities, and DLSS. While specific details are yet to be confirmed, the RTX 5080 is undoubtedly a highly anticipated release in the gaming community.

Definition: RTX cards – Graphics cards manufactured by Nvidia featuring real-time ray tracing technology.
Definition: DLSS – Deep Learning Super Sampling, a feature of Nvidia's RTX cards that uses artificial intelligence to enhance image quality and boost performance in games.
Definition: GPU – Graphics Processing Unit, a specialized electronic circuit that accelerates the creation of images, animations, and videos in a computer or gaming console.
Source: German site Hardareluxx, Nvidia leaker Kopite7kimi, VideoCardz