Nvidia's RTX 2080, RTX 2080 Ti Cards Arrive Sept. 20

Tuesday, 21 Aug, 2018

While it may not receive quite as much hype as E3, the expo has reached attended of over 300,000 visitors every year since 2013. The family is fleshed out with the GeForce RTX 2080 (2944 CUDA cores) and the GeForce RTX 2070 (2304 CUDA cores).

MSI are extremely proud to share with you our take on NVIDIA's exciting new GeForce RTX 20 series GPUs. Huang mentioned that the real-time ray tracing capabilities of the platform was used to build the Star Wars demo that was first revealed back at the Game Developer Conference 2018, before showing it again.

The flagship of the bunch is the Predator Orion 9000 series, which you can get configured with up to an Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition with 18 cores and 36 threads, and now up to a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Price-conscious gamers will be more interested in the upcoming 2060 and 2070, which will still provide significant power boosts without the huge price tag. Lastly, the RTX 2080 Ti boasts 10 Giga Rays per second, 78 RTX-OPS, and 11 GB frame buffer. And Alienware just took the wraps off its new gaming desktops that will make use of Nvidia's brand new GPUs. We're talking about the ability to calculate reflections within refractions within even more reflections.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang told Monday's Gamescom crowd that the Turing chip shipping in the consumer-grade RTX cards ships with 18.9 billion transistors, and that it includes three discrete processors: the Turing SM, the RT Core, and the Tensor Core. The first of them is already available for pre-order ahead of their launch next month. The RTX 2070 will only cost $599, however it's now not available for pre-order just yet.

Nvidia has also opened pre-orders on the Founder's Editions of the 2080s. RTX is going to define a new look for computer graphics.

After an epic week of leaks, NVIDIA's GeForce RTX family has finally been unveiled.

Nvidia's presentation included live in-game demonstrations of ray tracing in action from Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro: Exodus, Assetto Corsa, and Battlefield V.