After months of rumors, NVIDIA’s new GEFORCE RTX 2000 series GPUs were released this week at Gamescom revealing Geforce RTX 2080Ti, 2080 & 2070. Starting at $500, the 2080Ti & 2080 cards are set to begin shipping in mid September and as for the 2070 sadly there’s no mentioned pre-order date yet. With the release of GeForce RTX cards Nvidia shoots up their new ‘Turing’ architecture which accelerates real-time ray-tracing operations to bring the user more realistic lighting and shading to games and CGI. The performance gap between this new Turing generation and the older Pascal architecture is being advertised as nothing short of revolutionary.
The GeForce RTX cards has a familliar lineup to the prior 10 series cards and all of the GeForce RTX cards offer hardware supports for the VirtualLink VR connector, which is designed for the next generation of VR headsets. It appears that all of NVIDIA’s ‘Founder’s Edition’ GPUs will include the USB-C based port alongside DisplayPort and HDMI ports.
|GeForce GPU||Ray Tracing||Performance*||Memory||Starting At||Founders Edition|
|RTX 2080 Ti||10 GigaRays/sec||78T RTX-OPS||11GB||$1,000||$1,200|
|RTX 2080||8 GigaRays/sec||60T RTX-OPS||8GB||$700||$800|
|RTX 2070||6 GigaRays/sec||45T RTX-OPS||8GB||$500||$600|
The new GPUs are equipped with Tensor Cores that can provide over 100 TFLOPs of AI computing power, allowing the GPUs to create and run algorithms to make graphics sharper and more defined than ever.