Nvidia rose almost 3% on Monday, clawing their way back after a red open, after CEO Jensen Huang took the stage in Cologne, Germany at the company's GeForce gaming convention to announce a new set of graphics cards.
The new line hits in September with the GeForce RTX 2080 listed at $800 and the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti listed at $1,200, both for a Sept. 20 release. Along with the usual speed and enhanced graphics that entails, this also means GeForce RTX supports real-time ray tracing in supported games - including Battlefield 5, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Metro Exodus. Nvidia says that Turing delivers up to 6X the performance of to previous-generation Pascal GPUs. RTX is going to define a new look for computer graphics. The new RTX 2080 has 8GB of GDDR6 memory and 2944 CUDA cores, a 15% increase over the GTX 1080 which similarly uses GDDR5x memory. In terms of ray tracing power, they can push out 8 and 10 Gigarays per second respectively, or 60 trillion and 78 trillion RTX operations per second.
The RTX 2070 will cost $499, the RTX 2080 will cost $699, and the RTX 2080 Ti will cost $999. And there may even be a surprise appearance of an RTX 2080 Ti, 2070, and 2060 too if the rampant wild speculation is to be believed.
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Of course, for users the main question is when the cards themselves will be available. It's been expected for some time that the company will be unveiling the new set of RTX 2080 video cards, and a new leak offering detailed specs all but confirms the upcoming reveal.
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"Turing opens up a new golden age of gaming, with realism only possible with ray tracing, which most people thought was still a decade away", Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, said at the conference. Huang promised that the cards will run whisper-quiet even when fully stressed and overclocked.