NVIDIA Just Announced The GeForce RTX 20 Series Featuring New Turing Architecture

Nvidia announces new raytracing-focused RTX 2080, 2080 Ti graphics cards

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Calling it the biggest generational leap in the history of the company, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the new GeForce RTX series of GPUs and the RTX platform for game development at a pre-show event just ahead of the 2018 Gamescom trade fair in Cologne, Germany.

We're expecting to hear out first details about the upcoming Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics cards on this evening, hopefully with the release date and some news about pricing being given up too. As NVIDIA's Jensen Huang claimed, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti was able to run the Unreal Engine 4 Infiltrator tech demo in 4K with 78fps at a "quality that has never be seen before".

NVIDIA HAS FINALLY taken the covers off its next-gen Turing GeForce graphics cards, which come promising the power to deliver ray-tracing rendering without costing the price of a small moon. For ray tracing specifically, the Turing architecture is four times faster than Volta-based workstation GPUs and ten times faster than the current Pascal GTX 10-series-not to be confused with overall performance outside of ray tracing. The Ventus series GeForce RTX cards feature a dual-fan cooling system, which is shorter than the triple-fan cooler on the Gaming Trio and Duke models. After showing a trailer for Battlefield V, which supports the new technology, Huang announced that the game will go into open beta on Sep. 6. In terms of ray tracing power, they can push out 8 and 10 Gigarays per second respectively, or 60 trillion and 78 trillion RTX operations per second. You'll notice that the RTX 2080 Ti has its GPU clocked lower than the RTX 2080, but it has much more CUDA cores (4352 versus 2944). It will roll out with a 215W TDP. Pre-orders for the two higher-end models have already begun, and retail availability is set for September 20. This includes the GeForce RTX 2070 priced at $599 (USD), GeForce RTX 2080 for $799 and the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti for $1,199.

The cards are the first time ray tracing is available to every day consumers.

Nvidia will sell the new RTX cards through partners such as Asus, EVGA, and Gigabyte. They are also touted as having extremely durable power delivery hardware to support overclocking.

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