Nvidia has kicked offwith an announcement on the new GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card.
On the keynote scene, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang referred to the thrill of rumors that led to the announcement, saying that "everything online – each spec – is wrong". It may be to exaggerate things a little – especially given that Nvidia's own American website has jumped on the gun by posting pictures, specs and pricing information before the official announcement.
Here's what we know so far:
- $ 600 GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition with Turing Architecture, 1
- $ 800 RTX 2080 with Turing Architecture, 1.545MHz, 11GB GDDR6 and 14Gbps Memory Speed
- $ 1200 RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition with Turing Architecture, 1,635MHz (OC), 11GB GDDR6 and 14Gbps Memory Speed
- Shipping on September 20th
The Great Advertising Was Pre-determined by Extensive comments from Huang about the importance of the company's Turing improvements. Nvidia's RTX technology adds new high-quality beam tracking cores, real-time reproduction with global illumination, and the Tensor cores will speed up creating image details quickly where there's no.
Ray tracing is the primary technology that has been used to create realistic rendering since the mid-1980s – and with RTX, Nvidia says it has reduced the most time-consuming aspect of rendering. According to Huang, it would take 10 of Nvidia's former-generation graphics card – GTX 1080Ti – to keep up with Tensor.
Moments before keynote started,for Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti, showing models available from Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, PNY and Zotac.
The event is being live streamed right now from Cologne, Germany. You can see it here.
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We are on the verge of Nvidia's event, so we'll get you all the news from Cologne. Keep your eyes onfor all game information from the show.