Nvidia presents its new GeForce RTX 2000 Series graphics card today at Gamescom in Germany today. While we have seen a number of teasers and many card leaks recently, the GeForce RTX 2080 is finally official today. Based on Nvidia's new Turing architecture, the RTX 2080 is designed to succeed the popular GTX 1080, and push new real-time beam tracking effects in upcoming games.
At Nvidia's event in Germany today, the company presents the RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. Nvidia is promising "up to 6X performance of previous generation graphics cards", and real-time ray tracing for these cards. Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, PNY and Zotact will all have the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti cards available for pre-order today. Nvidia offers Founders Editions for all three graphics cards. The GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition will be priced at $ 599, with the RTX 2080 Founders Edition at $ 799, and the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition at $ 1
The main amount for these new cards is beam tracking, a rendering technique that results in real-time reflections and movie effects that can make games look much more like movies. Ray tracing is something PC players have been promised for years and have long been considered as "holy grail" of video games. Nvidia is now aiming to bring it in real time to the masses.
Support for performance and beam detection on the new RTX 2000 series is all thanks to its Nvidia's latest Turing architecture. "This is a new data model, so it's a new way of thinking about performance," says Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. "This new Turing processor is just a monster, it's amazing." Nvidia now measures its beam tracking as a central target for These new cards. Huang showed a series of demonstrations of existing maps and new RTX series repertoires.
Demonstration with beam detection was impressive, but most were limited to physically engineered materials, and reflections and lighting indoors. It's the real world gaming support that matters, and Nvidia is a promising real-time racing track in Shadow Of The Tomb Raider and Achievement Winnings in Battlefield V and Metro Exodus. The demonstration of Tomb Raider was particularly impressive, with realistic shadows and lighting shown in night scenes.