As promised, NVIDIA officially unveiled the GeForce RTX series today at GamesCom. The new GPUs are based on the cutting-edge NVIDIA Turing architecture and the NVIDIA RTX platform. The new advances this are next-generation shaders with real-time ray tracing, and all-new AI capabilities. NVIDIA called the hybrid graphics capability “the biggest generational leap ever in gaming GPUs,” and the demos shown are very impressive. Turing offers 6x more performance than its predecessor, the Pascal series, and promises 4K HDR gaming at 60 frames per second on even the most advanced titles.
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“Turing opens up a new golden age of gaming, with realism only possible with ray tracing, which most people thought was still a decade away,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, speaking before Gamescom, the world’s largest gaming expo. “The breakthrough is a hybrid rendering model that boosts today’s computer graphics with the addition of lightning-fast ray-tracing acceleration and AI. RTX is going to define a new look for computer graphics. Once you see an RTX game, you can’t go back.”
So what’s in the new Turning family this year? A lot. The new models are the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, the 2080 and 2070 GPUs. Each offer new RT Cores to enable real-time ray tracing of objects and environments with physically accurate shadows, reflections, refractions and global illumination. The Turing Tensor Cores perform deep neural network processing, while the new NGX neural graphics framework integrates AI, which allows AI algorithms to perform image enhancement and generation.
The Turing shader architecture, with Variable Rate Shading, allows shaders to focus processing power on areas of rich detail, while boosting overall performance of the card. A new memory system in place features GDDR6 memory with over 600GB/s of memory bandwidth. The NVIDIA NVLink, a high-speed interconnect that provides higher bandwidth (up to 100 GB/s) will improved scalability for multi-GPU configurations in SLI mode.
There’s even hardware support for USB Type-C and VirtualLink with the cards. This will allow power, display and bandwidth over one cable in next-generation VR headsets. The new and enhanced technologies to improve performance of VR applications, including Variable Rate Shading, Multi-View Rendering and VRWorks Audio are also all possible with Turning.
The new GPUs launching from NVIDIA offer a factory-overclocked design out of the box, with a next-gen 13-phase iMON DrMOS power supply and sub-millisecond power management for maximum overclocking. The dual 13-blade axial fans produce 3x higher airflow and ultra-quiet acoustics. The cards also offer a forged and machine-finished diecast aluminum cover with diamond-cut edge detailing provides a strong, lightweight frame for an open design.
This is also the first full-card vapor chamber, which is 2x larger to maximize heat spreading and heat transfer to the finstack. The enhanced DisplayPort 1.4a with DSC allows a single connector to drive an 8K monitor at 60Hz
The RTX 2080 Ti offers Ray Tracing at 10 GigaRays/sec, with a performance of 78T RTX-OPS, it comes with 11GB GDDR6 memory and starts at $999. The RTX 2080 offers Ray Tracing at 8 GigaRays/sec, with a performance of 60T RTX-OPS, it comes with 8GB GDDR6 memory and starts at $699. Finally, there’s the RTX 2070, with Ray Tracing at 6 GigaRays/sec, a performance of 45T RTX-OPS, 8GB GDDR6 memory, and starts at $499.
You can find the new family of 2080 and 2070 cards here on Amazon.