NVIDIA announces GeForce RTX graphics cards

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

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

Nvidia will help to kick off Gamescom 2018 - the largest gaming convention in the world - on Monday as it takes the stage to introduce a new line of GeForce graphics cards. As we've seen in the plethora of leaks over the past few days, NVIDIA's partners are primarily adopting a triple-fan setup for their custom GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards.

And they looks to be ready to deliver the goods as a series of upcoming games, such as Battlefield V and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, were shown off making use of real-time ray-tracing, which not only makes the games' graphics look a whole lot more realistic but also picks out of a hell of a lot more detail than when no ray-tracing is applied.

The new GeForce RTX 20 series graphics cards are using their next-gen Turing GPU architecture, something the company has been working on for the last 10 years.

Nvidia claims Turing can accelerate real-time ray tracing up to 25 times faster than the older Pascal architecture, so expect better-looking environments in your games. All graphics cards will feature 8GB of brand new GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit bus. Next is the RTX 2080 which has 8 Giga Rays per second, 60 trillion RTX-OPS, and 8 GB frame buffer. At least one source suggests that the RTX 2080 could start at $600, which is the same price that the GTX 1080 launched at back in 2016. 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 RTX 2070 will cost $499, the RTX 2080 will cost $699, and the RTX 2080 Ti will cost $999. Zotac has not officially confirmed these prices.

Nvidia has also opened pre-orders on the Founder's Editions of the 2080s.

Nvidia will sell its own factory-overclocked Founders Edition graphics cards for all three new GPUs priced $100 higher each, but the company has not yet confirmed whether these will be coming to India.

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