Nvidia's Current List of RTX 2080-Optimized Games Is Pretty Short

24 August, 2018, 01:37 | Author: Julian Harrison
  • Nvidia reveals new RTX GPUs, priced from $600 to $1,200, and ready to pre-order now

Gigabyte has released the latest GeForce RTX 20 series graphics cards powered by Nvidia Turing architecture. Nvidia's RTX technology adds new ray-tracing cores for high-quality, real-time rendering with global illumination, and the Tensor cores will speed up creating image detail quickly where there's none.

What makes the RTX cards special is Nvidia's new Turing architecture, which can render light and shadow effects, or what's called "ray tracing", more realistically than other graphics cards.

A long-standing technology in the professional graphics industry - including major Hollywood movies -Nvidia is now looking to bring ray tracing to the masses for the first time, and has confirmed wide-ranging support for its new graphics cards from a host of major game developers and publishers.

The price is pretty much as expected considering that Nvidia now does not have any competition in the graphics card market so the RTX series starts off at $499 for the RTX 2070, $699 for the RTX 2080, and $999 for the RTX 2080 Ti. The company unveiled three next-generation, premium GPUs named GeForce RTX 2070, GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. By dedicating some of the die to other features, the GeForce RTX 2000 family has fewer general-purpose CUDA processing cores than the equivalently-priced models from the GeForce GTX 1000 family that preceded it. For me, a very passionate PC gamer, I could care less about Ray Tracing. The card is said to slightly outperform NVIDIA's current GeForce GTX 1080 by roughly 8%, but not quite match the GTX 1080 Ti. The chipmaker disclosed better-than-expected earnings of $1.76 per share on revenues of $3.12 billion - up 40% year-over-year - compared with Wall Street analysts' estimates of $1.66 earnings per share on revenues of $3.1 billion.

A video was released in relation to the announcement which shows off some of the new graphical capabilities which Shadow Of The Tomb Raider is utilising.

According to Jensen Huang (Nvidia CEO), they have introduced a new computing model which will be a monster in terms of performance.

At the top of the stack is the ZOTAC RTX 2080 Ti AMP video card. With those numbers dropping to 6 GigaRays/sec and 45T RTX-OPS for the RTX 2070. Like ZOTAC, the company has included a blower cooled GPU and there's even a ROG Strix 2080 for good measure. Over at Amazon you can find the same listing for the RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio alongside a listing for the RTX 2080 Duke for the same $800. All the new GPUs will feature at least 8GB GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit bus, and will have 185W TDP rating. Besides the real-time Ray Tracing technology, the new RTX GPUs also incorporate the use of shaders and Artificial Intelligence.



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