RTX 5090 Expected To Leave RTX 4090 In Dust With 2.9GHz Base Clock

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Huge Frequency Boost For RTX 5090!

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  • Nvidia is expected to unveil the GeForce RTX 5090 soon, with rumors suggesting a base frequency close to 2.9GHz.
  • The GPU is expected to feature next-gen GDDR7 memory, promising a 30% boost in gaming performance for ray tracing and rasterization.
  • Nvidia faces competition from AMD and Intel, which are also set to release new GPU platforms around the same time.

With Nvidia recently becoming the most valuable business in the world and its recent success in AI, everyone is watching to see what the tech giant has in store for us.

The company is expected to reveal the specifics of its next graphics cards soon. However, based on a new rumor, the base frequency of the GeForce RTX 5090 is expected to be close to 2.9GHz.

Why it matters: This information is encouraging since it suggests a base clock increase across the board for the GeForce RTX 50 series.

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The source of the most recent report is “Panzerlied,” a member of the Chiphell forum who has leaked information on the Nvidia Blackwell lineup in the past.

In response to a discussion on Nvidia’s clock speeds, Panzerlied stated in a post that the GeForce RTX 5090’s base frequency will land around 2.9GHz. In comparison, the GeForce RTX 4090, one of the fastest GPUs available, clocks in at 2.55 GHz.

Even without overclocking, that’s a significant increase. We may see a 30% increase in performance through basic GPU clocks alone if the RTX 5090 launches with a base frequency of 2.9GHz or higher.

The RTX 5090 will also offer a huge performance boost due to Nvidia’s use of next-generation GDDR7 memory, which Micron has hinted will boost gaming performance by 30% for both ray tracing and rasterization.

The gaming giant hasn’t formally given its AIC partners any information yet, and specifics like the base clock speed might change in the future. However, based on all the information available, the GeForce RTX 5090 might become a formidable upgrade over its predecessor.

That being said, Nvidia still seems more focused on pushing performance through brute force alone. The GeForce RTX 4090 is currently rated at 450W, with some custom variants exceeding that when overclocked.

Along with the RTX 5080, the GeForce RTX 5090 is anticipated to go on sale later this year.

However, there have been rumors that Nvidia might delay it to early 2025. AMD and Intel will also release their next-generation platforms around the same time, resulting in a truly competitive and exciting GPU market.

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