NVIDIA Corp. on Monday officially announced its most powerful graphics cards, GeForce RTX 2000 series at Gamescom 2018. The company unveiled three next-generation, premium GPUs named GeForce RTX 2070, GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
The all-new GeForce graphics cards are built on the latest NVIDIA Turing architecture and a radical RTX platform. The RTX 2000 graphics cards blend together real-time ray tracing technology, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading to offer up to six times faster performance when compared to the previous-generation GPUs.
Designed specifically to boost PC gaming experience, this is for the very first time that the everyday consumers will get hold of such high-end technology.
“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,” NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang said at Europe’s biggest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment.
NVIDIA stock prices soar about 3 percent after the announcement of the fastest gaming GPUs.
NVIDIA New Graphics Cards Features
During his keynote at Gamescom 2018, Huang underlined a fact that “this [RTX 2000] is the single greatest leap that the company has ever taken in a single generation.”
Starting with the real-time ray tracing feature, also known as RTX, is a technique in which when the light intersects with objects on the computer screen, it models real-time reflections. It delivers a lifelike gaming experience with new visuals and cinematic effects.
The NVIDIA Shadowplay feature on the RTX platform will allow gamers to shoot and share high-quality gameplay videos, screenshots, and Livestream with their friends on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook.
The NVIDIA Ansel framework converts each screenshot into a piece of creative expression with a powerful in-game photo mode and lets the users share them directly on Facebook, Google Photos, and Imgur. The gamers can select to capture pictures from 360 degrees, High-Dynamic Ranging, super-resolution and stereo options.
The GeForce RTX platform moreover overlays enhanced virtual reality (VR) possibilities to feel a new level of realism with amazing detailing.
“The breakthrough is a hybrid rendering model that boosts today’s computer graphics with the addition of lightning-fast ray-tracing acceleration and AI. RTX is going to define a new look for computer graphics. Once you see an RTX game, you can’t go back.”
Furthermore, the new lineup of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2000 graphics cards brings 4K gaming experience and the smoothest gameplay at refresh rates up to 240 Hz.
New RTX Graphics Cards
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
The fastest of all, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition is available for pre-order for $1,199 whereas the standard edition is priced at $999. The chipmaker will start shipping the card from September 20th. Premised on Turing architecture, the flagship NVIDIA graphics card is supposed to be boost clocked at 1545MHz with 4352 CUDA cores and 11GB of GDDR6 RAM.
GeForce RTX 2080
The regular GeForce RTX 2080 engine, meanwhile, is overclocked at 1710MHz with 2944 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6 RAM. The Founders Edition of GeForce RTX 2080 is available for pre-order at a price $799, while the standard version will cost $699. The shipment of this graphics card will commence from September 20th.
GeForce RTX 2070
The standard version of GeForce RTX 2070 is clocked at 1620MHz, with 2304 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6 RAM. It is priced at $499 whereas the Founders Edition of this card will be available for $599; however, its availability is still unknown.
To get a glimpse of what the latest RTX 2000 graphics cards can do to gameplay, the company played videos of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Final Fantasy XV.