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21 August, 2018, 15:23 | Author: Arnold Gilbert
  • Nvidia announces new raytracing-focused RTX 2080, 2080 Ti graphics cards

Nvidia's lifted the lid on its new Turing-based video cards, showing off its real-time ray-tracing abilities as part of a keynote presentation ahead of Gamescom in Germany.

The RTX 20 series will offer up to a six-time performance boost over Nvidia GPUs built with the older Pascal architecture, which was announced in 2016 and is used in the current GTX 10 lineup.

Update: NVIDIA has revealed India price of RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 GPU at Rs 102,500, Rs 68,500 and Rs 51,200 respectively.

In India, listings for four Zotac GeForce RTX graphics cards have appeared online with prices starting at Rs. 70,990 for a GeForce RTX 2080 with a basic blower-style cooler, and going up to Rs. 1,09,990 for a triple-fan overclocked Amp Edition version of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

Pre-orders are live for both the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti at retailers like Nvidia's website and Amazon. In the demo shown at Nvidia's event the company demonstrated how the ray tracing technology could be used to more evenly distribute light throughout a room, ensuring there's no need for unrealistic spotlights or global lighting to ensure things are even - instead, light rays bounce around the room naturally to light it as in the real world, leaving corners darkened and open areas brighter and safer. With 4,352 CUDA cores and 11GB of GDDR6 video memory with a speed of 14Gbps and bandwidth of 616 GB/s, the new graphics card has some serious pixel-pushing power.

Following a number of possible leaks and rumors the truth has finally been revealed today at Gamescom 2018 as NVIDIA took to the stage to announce their newest graphics processing unit (GPU), the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series. The new RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 are now up for pre-orders from the GPU manufacturer. The new features deliver 4K HDR gaming at 60 frames per second on even the most advanced titles, Nvidia says.

"With the powerful Orion series gaming desktops, our new GeForce RTX GPUs provide consumers with an incredible gaming experience." said Tim Bender, Vice President of Consumer Sales at NVIDIA.

Ray tracing allows the computer to work out how light would behave as it interacts with different surfaces and objects at all kinds of angles.

Similarly, we've cranked up the number of capacitors on GeForce RTX graphics cards, enabling them to run at lower voltages by reducing voltage noise, or at high frequencies for improved performance. It's exactly one month until we find out first-hand.

NVIDIA Founders Edition Graphics Cards - Now With 90 MHz Out of Box Overclock!

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