After numerous leaks and teasers, Nvidia has finally unveiled its new GeForce RTX 2000 series of graphics cards at Gamescom in Germany today. This GPU is based on Nvidia’s new Turing architecture and is designed to succeed the popular GTX 1080.
Nvidia RTX 2000 GPU Series
At the event, the company has unveiled the RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. The company promised that this latest GPU will easily outperform the previous generation, not only that it will give out up to 6X performance than its predecessors and have real-time ray tracing, which is a rendering technique resulting in real-time light reflections and cinematic effects that can make games look a lot more like movies.
The company says the RTX 2080 is designed for overclocking and the RTX 2070 will offer more performance (for ray tracing) than the Titax XP card. The RTX 2080 Ti is the flagship, clocked at 1350MHz with 4352 CUDA cores and 11GB of GDDR6 RAM (full specs here), while the regular RTX 2080 will be clocked at 1515MHz with 2944 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6 RAM (full specs here).
The RTX 2070, on the other hand, is clocked at 1410MHz, with 2304 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6 RAM. Nvidia is recommending PC gamers have a 650W power supply, as the base RTX 2080 draws up to 215 watts of power. Nvidia is working with Microsoft to push ray-tracing, thanks to the company’s new DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API in Windows 10 to complement Nvidia’s RTX work.
ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, PNY, and Zotac will all have RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti cards available for pre-order today, will be available on September 20th. Coming to the pricing, the RTX 2070 cards will start at $499 (~ Rs 34,743), while RTX 2080 at $699 (~ Rs 48,668), and the RTX 2080 Ti starting at $999 (~ Rs 69,555).
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Nvidia is also offering Founders Editions for all three graphics cards. The GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition will be priced at $599 (~Rs 41,705), with the RTX 2080 Founders Edition at $799 (~Rs 55,630), and the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition at $1,199 (~Rs 83,480). The Founders Edition cards will ship on September 20th.