With 6 times more performance, Nvidia brings a powerful new GPU series to market
With Nvidia unveiling its GeForce RTX 2000 series at Gamescom in Germany, the much talked about rumors for Nvidia’s latest release have been put to rest.
Based on Nvidia’s new Turing architecture, the GeForce RTX 2080 is designed to succeed the popular GTX 1080 and to bring about new real-time ray-tracing effects into upcoming games.
Turing mixes different techniques and hardware to produce the best picture with a process referred to as hybrid rendering. Ray tracing results in real-time light reflections and cinematic effects that can make games appear to be more like movies.
In these cards, CUDA cores are used for traditional rasterization, but it also has dedicated RT cores for ray tracing and utilizes separate Tensor cores for AI acceleration. The Tensor cores speed up noise removal and allow for higher-quality lighting, shadows and reflections in real time. The RT cores can be used to add ray-traced effects to rasterized scenes.
Nvidia states that when it comes to ray tracing, their new RTX 2070 will offer more performance than their Titan XP Card. The RTX 2070 is clocked at 1410MHz. It has 2304 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6 RAM.
Nvidia designed its next model, the RTX 2080, for overclocking. It hits the ground running with a clocked speed of 1515MHz with 2944 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6 RAM.
The powerhouse of the group is the RTX 2080 Ti. It packs a wallop with 4352 CUDA cores and 11GB of GDDR6 RAM.
The base RTX 2080 draws up to 215 watts of power, so Nvidia is recommending that PC gamers have a minimum 650W power supply.
All three cards are available for preorder, with cards available on September 20th. Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, PNY and Zotac will all have them available. Pricing for the RTX 2070 starts at just $499, the RTX 2080 starts at $699, and the RTX 2080 Ti starts at $999.
Nvidia is also offering Founders Edition cards that will also ship on September 20th.
These cards have been a long time coming, and it will be great to see just how improved the graphics are in the upcoming games that utilize this technology.
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