Nvidia RTX 5090 Graphics Card Leak Reveals Massive Memory Upgrade

Key Takeaways

  • New Nvidia RTX 5090 leaks suggest a 512-bit memory interface, potentially boosting performance.
  • With faster 28Gbps GDDR7 RAM modules, RTX 5090 could achieve up to 1,800 GB/s memory bandwidth.
  • If rumors hold true, RTX 5090 may outshine AMD's Radeon RX 7800 XT in performance.

Leaked details hint Nvidia’s RTX 5090 could offer a significant performance boost with a wider memory interface and faster RAM modules.

New details have emerged on the highly anticipated Nvidia RTX 5090 graphics card, with the latest leaks indicating it could receive a substantial memory bandwidth boost over the current flagship, RTX 4090 GPU.

The leak comes from a Twitter user kopite7kimi, who has accurately revealed upcoming GPU specs in the past. According to their posts, the RTX 5090 will feature a 512-bit memory interface, 33% wider than the 384-bit bus used on the RTX 4090.

This broader memory bus, combined with faster 28Gbps GDDR7 video RAM modules, is rumored to allow the RTX 5090 to achieve a memory bandwidth of up to 1,800 GB/s. That would be a 77% increase over the 1,008 GB/s bandwidth of the RTX 4090 and its 21Gbps GDDR6X memory.

If accurate, the leaked specifications suggest the RTX 5090 will offer a sizable generational performance uplift compared to the RTX 4090. Previous rumors have pointed to the next-gen GPU being around 70% faster overall than the current Nvidia flagship.

Based on the rumored specifications, the RTX 5090 seems poised to outmuscle even AMD’s current flagship, Radeon RX 7800 XT, which currently has 16GB of GDDR6 RAM.

While still unconfirmed, the leaked RTX 5090 specs continue to build massive hype. If it delivers on the promise of its rumored memory bandwidth increase, it could cement itself as an outright performance champion in the graphics card market when it eventually launches.

Despite the hype, potential downsides include its larger size, increased power consumption, and anticipated premium cost.

While gamers eagerly await its release, AMD’s RDNA 4 graphics cards loom as potential competitors.

Related Terms

Related Article