Finally, NVIDIA unveils the 20-series RTX graphics card with Ray tracing technology to make a huge leap in PC gaming

As speculated, NVIDIA had been working on the 20-series of their RTX graphics series. And finally, they have unveiled them yesterday that will bring an evolution in every sector.

The 20-series GPUs will have the very first GDDR6 graphics memory that will bring a huge leap in image processing. NVIDIA unveiled their 3 new top end graphics card: RTX 2070, 2080 & 2080Ti.

 


The company announced the RTX 20-series during a pre-Gamescom 2018 live stream from Cologne, Germany. These graphics cards are based on Nvidia’s new Turing architecture. Nvidia also revealed its first Turing-based products: three GPUs in the company’s Quadro line, which is geared toward professional applications.

The new 20-series cards will succeed Nvidia’s current top-of-the-line GPUs, the GeForce GTX 1070, GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti. The RTX graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading.

 

Features of the RTX 20-series graphics card:

 

 

NVIDIA TURING

GeForce® RTX graphics cards are powered by the Turing GPU architecture and the all-new RTX platform. This gives you up to 6X the performance of previous-generation graphics cards and brings the power of real-time ray tracing and AI to games.
  • UP TO 6X FASTER PERFORMANCE
  • REAL-TIME RAY TRACING GAMES
  • POWERFUL AI ENHANCED GRAPHICS

GEFORCE EXPERIENCE

Capture and share videos, screenshots, and live streams with friends. Keep your drivers up to date and optimize your game settings. GeForce Experience™ lets you do it all. It’s the essential companion to your GeForce graphics card.

NVIDIA announces RTX 20-series GPUs with Ray tracing

GAME READY DRIVERS

Get the highest levels of performance, and the smoothest experience possible, from the moment you start playing.

NVIDIA SHADOWPLAY

Record and share high-quality gameplay videos, screenshots, and live streams with your friends.

NVIDIA ANSEL

Turn your screenshots into art with this powerful in-game photo mode that captures 360, HDR, and super-resolution photos.

VIRTUAL REALITY

By combining advanced VR rendering, real-time ray tracing, and AI, GeForce RTX will take VR to a new level of realism.

NVIDIA G-SYNC AND HDR

Get smooth, tear-free gameplay at refresh rates up to 240 Hz, plus HDR, and more. This is the ultimate gaming display and the go-to equipment for enthusiast gamers.

DIRECTX 12

Power new visual effects and rendering techniques for more lifelike gaming.

4K

Step up to the ultimate 4K gaming experience with GeForce RTX and enjoy today’s biggest games in amazing detail.

Performance of the cards:

The RTX series graphics card will be 6 times faster than the GTX series graphics cards. Even RTX 2070 beats the fastest GTX 1080Ti by 6 times. The new cards also introduce a tensor core cluster which adds machine learning and AI capabilities to the overall image processing… They can intelligently predict decision making and steps to improve the image as it is processed in the internal pipeline.

The combination of these improvements, says NVIDIA, is so complex that a new metric had to be invented which they defined as RT operations…

 

 

The new graphics cards will use the higher speed GDDR6 memory for faster graphical works… Jen-Hsun, the CEO of NVIDIA told that the shaders in the raster engine were 1.5x more power efficient than the immediate predecessors in the 10 series.

We cannot expect a high change in the frame rates, but we can expect is some visual wonders while enjoying the game. You can expect scenes in the games sharper and more real just like Hollywood movies. Here’s the trailer of the Battlefield V that will support this card for gaming experiences:

How the Ray Tracing Technology affect the graphics?

The real-time ray tracing is a rendering and lighting technique for photorealistic graphics that gaming companies are starting to introduce this year.

Know more: NVIDIA RTX Realizes the Real-Time Cinematic Rendering

With Ray Tracing, scenes in games will be more sharp, accurate, vivid and more life-like. Ray tracing is the standard for applications such as visual effects in the film industry, but it is extremely computationally intensive.

 

 

Nvidia’s RTX platform incorporates two existing technologies, programmable shaders and artificial intelligence.

10 years of R&D has lead to the formation of these cards. The ray tracing will render objects, environments with physically accurate shadows, reflections, and global illumination in ways we’ve only previously seen in pre-recorded demos or even in Hollywood AAA titles.

NVIDIA has optimized its CUDA cores and using a hybrid approach to use both its cores and Ray Tracing technology to render scenes. The optimized raster engine works for hand in hand with the ray tracing engine to maximize visual quality.

To make this possible in the shortest time possible all these games will be utilizing the latest DirectX Raytracing (DXR) from Microsoft.

Here are the performance measures of the RTX cards:

NVIDIA RTX 2070

Spec RTX 2070 FE RTX 2070 GTX 1070
GPU architecture Turing Turing Pascal
Boost clock 1710 MHz (OC) 1620 MHz 1683 MHz
Frame buffer 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR5
Memory speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 8 Gbps

NVIDIA RTX 2080

Spec RTX 2080 FE RTX 2080 GTX 1080
GPU architecture Turing Turing Pascal
Boost clock 1800 MHz (OC) 1710 MHz 1733 MHz
Frame buffer 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR5X
Memory speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 10 Gbps

NVIDIA RTX 2080 TI

Spec RTX 2080 Ti FE RTX 2080 Ti GTX 1080 Ti
GPU architecture Turing Turing Pascal
Boost clock 1635 MHz (OC) 1545 MHz 1582 MHz
Frame buffer 11 GB GDDR6 11 GB GDDR6 11 GB GDDR5X
Memory speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 11 Gbps

 

Pricing & Availability

The price of the RTX 2070 will be will be around $499 (approximately Rs 34,742). The higher end RTX 2080 will cost about $699 (approximately Rs 48,667). The best one out of the lot- RTX 20180Ti will be priced at $999 (approximately Rs 69,555).

The company will also be releasing founder editions of these GPUs priced at $599 (approximately Rs 41,705), $799 (approximately Rs 55,630), $1,199 (approximately Rs 83,480) respectively.

All the GPUs are currently available for pre-ordering and will start shipping from September 20. Companies like Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, PNY, and Zotac will all have RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti cards available for preorder. For Pre-orders and more info, visit NVIDIA’s official site

 

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