Nvidia reveals RTX 2000 series

Nvidia reveals RTX 2000 series

Nvidia reveals RTX 2000 series

Nvidia's 20-series GPUs will run you $899 for the GeForce RTX 2070, $1199 for the RTX 2080, and a whopping $1899 for the RTX 2080 Ti, with pre-orders for the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti available on the Nvidia website today. Based on the company's new Turing architecture, the new graphics card focus on real-time ray tracing application in gaming as well as artificial intelligence.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang told Monday's Gamescom crowd that the Turing chip shipping in the consumer-grade RTX cards ships with 18.9 billion transistors, and that it includes three discrete processors: the Turing SM, the RT Core, and the Tensor Core. The possibilities include deferred shading, and real-time transparency and translucency effects with objects in motion. This is impossible to do with traditional screen-space reflections. Along with the usual speed and enhanced graphics that entails, this also means GeForce RTX supports real-time ray tracing in supported games - including Battlefield 5, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Metro Exodus.

The RTX 20 series will offer up to a six-time performance boost over Nvidia GPUs built with the older Pascal architecture, which was announced in 2016 and is used in the current GTX 10 lineup.

Alienware is wasting no time with Nvidia's hot new RTX GPUs. It can compute 45 trillion simultaneous RTX operations.

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According to Nvidia itself, the GeForce RTX cards combine Turing GPU architecture with a brand-new RTX platform. It also has a 185W TDP rating. All the new GPUs will feature at least 8GB GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit bus, and will have 185W TDP rating.

Nvidia will also release non-Founders Edition versions of the new cards: the $1,000 GeForce RTX 2080Ti, the $700 GeForce RTX 2080, and the $500 GeForce RTX 2070. The GTX 2080 Ti and GTX 2080 are up for pre-orders right now, and will be available on September 20. The Founders Editions will be priced at $599, $799 and $1,199, respectively.

And it all looks rather stunning in the demos shown on stage, though maybe less so in the post-show capture session pushing the new RTX 2080 Ti to its limits. Zotac has not officially confirmed these prices. The higher end Strix and Dual series will be factory overclocked and will use extra-thick 3-slot coolers to increase heat dissipation allowing the fans to spin slower.

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