Surprise, Surprise: Nvidia Unveils Brand-New GPUs Ahead of Gamescom
Late last week, we reported (via CNET) that the next line of Nvidia GPUs was on the immediate horizon. bringing with it blistering next-gen technology and unrivaled power.
Today, Nvidia unveiled that line of cards at their press conference ahead of Gamescom. As evidenced by the stunning Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailer in the header above, Nvidia's new line of RTX (real-time ray tracing) graphics cards will take video game graphics to an entirely new level.
Boasting new GGDR 6 VRAM, burly memory bandwidths, and more robust CUDA core technology than previous models, the RTX cards will provide considerable performance boosts over the current generation of Nvidia hardware, including the the company's previously monstrous Titan cards.
You can pre-order the cards on Newegg or directly from any of the myriad GPU manufacturers who have already announced they are currently building the cards, such as MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte, Zotac, and many others.
According to reports, the RTX 2070 will replace the GTX 1080; the RTX 2080 will replace the GTX 1080ti; and the RTX 2080ti will be a beast unto its own. Here are the specs for each of the Turing-powered cards via the Nvidia website:
|Spec||RTX 2080ti||RTX 2080||RTX 2070|
|Memory (VRAM)||11GB DDR6||8GB DDR6||8GB DDR6|
|Max Resolution||7680x4320 (8K)||7680x4320 (8K)||7680x4320 (8K)|
All of the new RTX GPUs are G-Sync compatible, use the Nvidia GeForce experience, and provide state-of-the-art Ray Tracing capabilities. It is currently unclear when or if current GTX GPUs, such as the GTX 1080 and 1080ti, will fall in price. However, it does seem logical considering these RTX upgrades will be replacing them in both function and price.
You can learn more about the RTX line's Turing architecture here. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and info on Nvidia's ray-tracing capable, Turing-powered graphics cards.