It’s time to treat yourself to a little back to school upgrade, as NVIDIA just stole the show at Gamescom with the new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card and its smaller siblings, the RTX 2080 and RTX 2070. All of them are powered by the Turing GPU architecture, which will deliver six times the performance of previous video cards.
The start of the new NVIDIA lineup, the RTX 2080 Ti promises up to 6 times better performance, with 10 Giga Rays of ray tracing performance and 78 trillion RTX-OPS (ray-tracing operations per second). All that RTX refers to a light rendering technique that allows game developers to bring awe-inspiring graphics with realistic shadows and reflections down to a single beam of light.
Just how good does it get? NVIDIA kindly demoed their next-gen tech on games like Metro Exodus, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Battlefield V.
While the full specs were not revealed, we do know that the RTX 2080 Ti will bring 11 GB of video RAM, probably GDDR 6 just like with the Quadro RTX series.
How much should you put aside? Here is the list of prices you should expect to see if you go ahead and pre-order a new graphics card today. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX lineup will start shipping on September 20 but that date doesn’t include the cheaper RTX 2070, which doesn’t have a launch date yet.
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: $999 or $1200 for Founder’s Edition
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080: $699 or $800 for Founder’s Edition
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070: $499