If you've been waiting for the new Nvidia GPU, the anticipated GeForce GTX 2080, yesterday will have been a big surprise. Nvidia not only unveiled the monstrous RTX 2080: it announced three new cards based on its new Turing architecture.
Nvidia has released the RTX 2080 together with the RTX 2070 and a Ti model card: the RTX 2080 Ti. The latter is a surprise release, available at launch instead of coming as a mid-generation update.
The new Nvidia cards, the six when it includes the versions of & # 39; Founders Edition & # 39;, were announced during the presentation of the company's GeForce Gaming celebration. in Gamescom. You can watch the presentation again on the Nvidia Twitch channel or on YouTube.
We had an idea of what to expect after the leaking of last week's benchmarks, as well as the Nvidia Siggraph showcase that reveals its Turing GPUs. But perhaps the main feature of the new range is the ability to trace rays in real time. Ray tracing is a technique that predicts how light travels from a fixed point and makes it possible to create incredibly real shadows and reflections. However, because ray tracing is so intensive in processing, it is a technique most commonly used in Hollywood animated films or special effects. Previously, only the most expensive professional graphics cards could perform the process in real time.
However, the title here is that we are now looking for consumer cards with those capabilities, a breakthrough for games. Read on to get all the information about Nividia GeForce RTX 2080, RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 Ti.
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Price of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2000 series: How much will you pay? Cost?
The CEO of Nvidia, Jensen Huang, revealed the price of the cards along with the specifications: it is not surprising that they are more expensive than the GTX 1000 series that was in launch.
Like its predecessor, the RTX 2000 series cards are available directly from Nvidia if you want the Cards & # 39; Founders Edition. & # 39; Otherwise, they are available in Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, PNY and Zotac.
"Founders Edition" cards, with the price of Nvidia, will return you £ 569 for the RTX 2070 FE input model, £ 749 for the RTX 2080 FE middle range, and £ 1,099 for the the high-end RTX 2080 Ti FE.
For standard RTX 2000 series cards, Nvidia has set reference prices for manufacturers to sell against. The RTX 2070 will cost $ 499, while the RTX 2080 and the RTX 2080 Ti will cost $ 699 and $ 999 respectively. We expect the trio between £ 400-450, £ 550-600 and £ 800-850, which makes the cards & # 39; Founders Edition & # 39; They are around £ 150 more than the standard cards.