Nvidia jumps after announcing its next generation of GeForce graphics cards (NVDA)

Laverne Mann
August 21, 2018

The pro-level Turing cards have been built for the rigours of ray tracing, and by sporting the same RTX moniker it's looking like the new GeForce gaming cards are going to be heavily focused on the same ray traced goal.

Pre-orders are live for both the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti at retailers like Nvidia's website and Amazon. Top clockspeed for the RTX 2080 Ti hits 1,545MHz in its vanilla guise, but a "Founders Edition" will hit a nippy 1,635MHz.

Now we don't know whether this special tech demo was using the RT cores of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti in order to accelerate its performance or not (something that could very well explain the performance difference between the RTX2080Ti and the GTX1080Ti). The former will be priced at from $999, while the latter is priced from $699.

NVIDIA's second RTX graphics card is the GeForce RTX 2080 that is knocked down to 2944 CUDA cores, 8GB of GDDR6 but a lower price of $799. Clockspeed for the Founders Edition sits at 1,710MHz while the standard version runs at 1,620MHz.

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The new GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti are rated for 10.5 Tflops and 14 Tflops respectively.

Delivering this technology has been no easy feat; the ray-tracing capability in the Turing architecture was originally expected to take another 10 years to achieve. But those graphics cards cost thousands of pound and are way out of the reach of the average PC enthusiast. It was here that the manufacturer introduced GeForce RTX, next-generation hardware that promises up to six times faster performance than previous generation video cards.

The webpage update, which went live a bit before the press conference, wrapped also promised to show off videos of "Shadow of the Tomb Raider", "Metro Exodus", and "Battlefield V" illustrating how the new lighting tech and cards would impact the games. Those of you who want to see what Turing's capable of will want to be on the lookout for those.

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