NVIDIA Starts Testing Its Next-Gen Cooling Modules For GeForce RTX 50 “Blackwell” Gaming GPUs

NVIDIA is currently conducting tests and verifying its upcoming cooling modules for the next generation of GeForce RTX 50 “Blackwell” Gaming GPUs. These GPUs are anticipated to debut in the latter part of the year, possibly revealing in late Q3 and launching in Q4. Recent speculation suggests that NVIDIA will introduce the GeForce RTX 5080 initially, followed by the GeForce RTX 5090, indicating a prioritization of the ultra-enthusiast market before targeting the mainstream segment.

According to a recent report from Benchlife, it appears that NVIDIA has completed preparations for the cooling solutions of its upcoming generation of RTX 50 GPUs. Information gathered from GPU cooling equipment manufacturers suggests that NVIDIA is currently engaged in preliminary testing and validation of cooling solutions and modules intended for use with the GeForce RTX 50 “Blackwell” Gaming GPUs.

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The plan outlines four phases, suggesting an initial emphasis on the ultra-enthusiast segment, followed by high-end, mainstream, and budget graphics cards within the GeForce RTX 50 gaming graphics card lineup. Of particular note is the range of wattages being tested, with a 600W SKU being the highest and a 250W SKU being the lowest. Similar rumors circulated during the GeForce RTX 30 series, anticipating TDPs exceeding 600W and even reaching 900W in prototype stages, but final designs typically prioritize power efficiency, resulting in significantly lower power consumption.

Take, for instance, the GeForce RTX 4090, which boasts a 450W rating, yet its typical gaming power consumption hovers around 400W. This trend is consistent across the entire lineup. Interestingly, the entire Ada Lovelace “GeForce RTX 40” GPUs have proven to be more power-efficient compared to the previous Ampere generation. However, NVIDIA has a reputation for crafting remarkable coolers during the prototype phase to push the boundaries of its gaming architectures to their limits.

Additionally, according to Benchlife, although there’s a possibility of NVIDIA unveiling its GeForce RTX 50 “Blackwell” gaming GPUs this year, it’s improbable that AMD will introduce any Radeon RX 8000 chips in 2024. Therefore, it appears that Team Green will dominate the gaming arena for the time being.

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