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NVIDIA GeForce RTX series announced, comes with real-time ray tracing

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For those who skipped the NVIDIA 10-series cards, this new release from them might finally lure you into upgrading. The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX series cards are now here, and it’s a leap forward from the previous cards.

As what you have noticed, the company has ditched the GTX branding. It’s because the new RTX cards focus on real-time ray tracing, a technology that’s been in development for 10 years.

For those who are familiar, ray tracing requires a lot of hardware power. Even for demos and video production purposes, not a lot of chips can handle doing such tasks. But with the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX cards, it can pretty much nail it, even in real-time, making ray tracing work on games.

The new RTX cards are built under NVIDIA’s new Turing architecture, which can also handle neural network processing (AI), variable rate shading, and more. It also comes with the new RTX platform to head things up.

Its top-of-the-line-model, the RTX 2080 Ti, has 10GigaRays/sec of ray tracing power, 78T RTX-OPS of performance, and has 11GB of GDDR6 of VRAM.

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To fully utilize its prowess, game developers should adopt the RTX platform on their games. And as of now, upcoming titles such as the Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro Exodus, and Battlefield V are all confirmed to be compatible with the RTX platform.

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The Founders Edition casing have also been improved. It has dual 13-blade axial fans, which promises 3x better airflow while is quieter than what we had before. It also has forged and machine-finished diecast aluminum body, complete with diamond-cut details.

NVIDIA also added a vapor chamber that improves heat spreading and dispersion. Plus, they added a DisplayPort 1.4a that can handle an 8K 60Hz monitor via a single cable.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Specs

  • 6GigaRays/sec
  • 45T RTX-OPS
  • 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • 2304 CUDA Cores
  • 1710MHz base clock (Founders Edition)
  • 1620MHz base clock (Reference)
  • NVLink Fabric for multi-GPU configuration
  • DisplayPort 1.4a (8K 60hz support)
  • HDMI, USB Type-C
  • 185W

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Specs

  • 8GigaRays/sec
  • 60T RTX-OPS
  • 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • 2944 CUDA Cores
  • 1800MHz base clock (Founders Edition)
  • 1710MHz base clock (Reference)
  • NVLink Fabric for multi-GPU configuration
  • DisplayPort 1.4a (8K 60hz support)
  • HDMI, USB Type-C
  • 225W

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Specs

  • 10GigaRays/sec
  • 78T RTX-OPS
  • 11GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • 4352 CUDA Cores
  • 1635MHz base clock (Founders Edition)
  • 1545MHz base clock (Reference)
  • NVLink Fabric for multi-GPU configuration
  • DisplayPort 1.4a (8K 60hz support)
  • HDMI, USB Type-C
  • 260W

The new RTX 2070 will have a starting price of USD999, the RTX 2080 starts at USD699, while the RTX2080 Ti will begin at USD999. The Founders Edition for these cards retails at USD599, USD 799, and USD1,199, respectively.

Both the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are now up for pre-orders. The entire line-up shall hit the shelves on September 20.

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