The firm’s new GeForce RTX series of graphics processing units (GPU) are capable of six times the performance of their predecessor and support cutting-edge ray-tracing technology.
Kicking off Gamescom, attendees will have the opportunity to experience firsthand Shadow of the Tomb Raider with playable demos at the GeForce Gaming Celebration taking place in Cologne on August 20 and 21.
The performance gap between this new Turing generation and the older Pascal architecture is being advertised as nothing short of revolutionary.
The first of the Turing architecture gaming GPUs to land will, in fact, be the GeForce RTX 2080, but it’s coming with its more powerful sibling the RTX 2080 Ti at the same time.
The prices for the cards announced at the event were as follows.
Should you pre-order a card? The 8 (11 for RTX 2080 Ti) GB GDDR6X memory is running with 448 GB/S memory bandwidth.
Nvidia has also opened pre-orders on the Founder’s Editions of the 2080s.
First up is the RTX 2070, starting at $499.99. That comes as a natural result of the new cards ditching the company’s previous Twin Frozr VI cooler used on the 10-series Gaming X boards and going with a newly designed triple-fan cooler bearing modest RGB LED accents.
Here at Gamescom Nvidia has finally pulled the wraps off its revamped GPU lineup based on its new Turing GPU architecture. Which is nice and all, but we’re still a few years away from games using this technology.
Because you need to calculate a ray of light for each and every pixel on your camera, which is your screen, ray tracing is extremely computationally intensive compared to standard rendering techniques. With the kick-off for Gamescom, Square Enix is highlighting the technical prowess of Shadow of the Tomb Raider with a new trailer, showcasing the impressive RTX technology. While most would expect a 2080 Ti to achieve at least a steady 60 FPS at 4K resolution, in this demo it doesn’t even approach those sort of steady frames at 1080P.
The 2070 accelerates real-time ray tracing up to 6 GigaRays per second – five times that of the Titan X, Huang noted. All the new GPUs will feature at least 8GB GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit bus, and will have 185W TDP rating.
After the speech at SIGGRAPH 2018, where the company NVIDIA introduced a professional line of Quadro accelerators RTX. From what we understand, this new tech will change the way lighting, shadows, and reflection is done in games.