Last week we saw the release of the professional Quadro RTX series at SIGGRAPH 2018. As expected, Nvidia has now unveiled its latest consumer-facing cards as well. The company unveiled the new GeForce RTX 2000 series of graphics cards at Gamescom in Germany.
Just like the Quadro series, the RTX 2080 is also based on Nvidia’s newly introduced Turing architecture. The company unveiled the RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti promising up to 6x better performance than its predecessors.
These cards support real-time ray tracing to facilitate more realistic lighting effects and reflections that will make games look a lot more like movies.
With dedicated Tensor, RT cores and a heavily packed array of transistors on the new Turing architecture, these GPUs are going to be a delight for the entire gaming community.
The GeForce RTX 2000 series graphics cards can be expected to arrive on Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, PNY, and Zotac. Here’s a quick rundown of the specs and prices of each GPU.
|GPU||Base Clock||CUDA Cores||RAM||Memory Bandwidth||Price|
|GeForce RTX 2070||1.41 GHz||2304||8GB GDDR6||448GB/s||$499|
|GeForce RTX 2080||1.515 GHz||2944||8GB GDDR6||448GB/s||$699|
|GeForce RTX 2080 Ti||1.35 GHz||4352||11 GB GDDR6||616 GB/s||$999|
The RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti cards are available for preorder now, but they won’t be shipped till 20th September.
Nvidia is also offering Founders Editions for all the three graphics cards. The Founders Edition for GeForce RTX 2070 will be priced at $599, whereas the RTX 2080 will cost $799, and the RTX 2080 Ti at $1,199.
Meanwhile, Intel has also released a teaser video for its first Discrete GPU that is expected to arrive by 2020.