Rumor: GeForce RTX 50 Series Laptop GPUs with GDDR7 Memory slated for 2025

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Recent leaks indicate Nvidia's plans to introduce the GeForce RTX 50 series, codenamed Blackwell, for laptops in 2025. These next-generation graphics cards are expected to incorporate GDDR7 memory, a significant enhancement from the current GDDR6. This information, attributed to Dominic Alvieri, purportedly originates from a ransomware breach at Clevo, a Taiwanese company specializing in manufacturing OEM and ODM laptops. The disclosed roadmap suggests six Blackwell GPU variants, utilizing two distinct board designs, GN22 Board 1 and GN22 Board 2. These are not directly compatible with the previous GN21 PCBs used in the GeForce RTX 40 series.

The anticipated lineup includes possible successors to the existing models, with the GN22-X11 and GN22-X9 potentially aligning with the GeForce RTX 5090 and 5080, respectively, each equipped with 16GB of the new GDDR7 memory.

In contrast, the GeForce RTX 4080 mobile version presently features 12GB of GDDR6 memory, but the roadmap mentions a GN22-X7 model with 12GB of GDDR7, which might be the new RTX 5080, assuming Nvidia maintains this memory configuration.

The speculated memory configurations for the new series are as follows:

  • GeForce RTX 5090: 16GB GDDR7
  • GeForce RTX 5080: 16GB GDDR7
  • Another model (potentially RTX 5080): 12GB GDDR7
  • GeForce RTX 5070: 8GB GDDR7
  • GeForce RTX 5060: 8GB GDDR7
  • GeForce RTX 5050: 8GB GDDR7

The lower-tier models, including the GeForce RTX 5070, 5060, and 5050, appear to retain the same 8GB memory specification, upgrading to GDDR7. This upgrade suggests enhanced performance capabilities across the series without increasing the memory capacity for these particular models.


The roadmap does not propose any changes in memory size across the new Blackwell models, which might affect user expectations for high-end laptop GPUs, particularly since the existing Nvidia Ada Lovelace lineup and AMD’s offerings like the Radeon RX 7900M currently provide a maximum of 16GB.

Furthermore, there is no indication of an immediate replacement for the lower-end Blackwell models such as the GeForce RTX 4050. The roadmap hints at the continuation of the GeForce RTX 4050 and RTX 3050 with 6GB configurations into 2025, with only the older GeForce RTX 2050 receiving a replacement by the already available GeForce RTX 3050 with 4GB. Nvidia may not launch low-end Blackwell soon. 

Source: tomshardware

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