Amazon.com has its preorder and product listing pages for the various GeForce RTX cards live!
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NVIDIA's pre-order page is now live, as well as info on the RTX 2070! Details below:
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Post-Founders Edition pricing comes in a bit lower than the Founders pricing noted above:
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Much to no one's surprise after the launch of the Quadro RTX lineup and the many subsequent leaks, today NVIDIA officially announced their next generation GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti gaming GPUs.
Just like we saw with the Quadro RTX lineup, NVIDIA is designating these gaming-oriented graphics card with the RTX brand to emphasize their capabilities with ray tracing.
Through the combination of dedicated Ray Tracing (RT) cores and Tensor cores for AI-powered denoising, NVIDIA is claiming these RTX GPUs are capable of high enough ray tracing performance to be used real-time in games, as shown by their demos of titles of Battlefield V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Metro: Exodus.
Not every GPU in NVIDIA's lineup will be capable of this real-time ray tracing performance, with those lower tier cards retaining the traditional GTX branding.
Here are the specifications as we know them so far compared to the Quadro RTX cards, as well as the previous generation GeForce cards, and the top offering from AMD.
|RTX 2080 Ti||Quadro RTX 6000||GTX 1080 Ti||RTX 2080||Quadro RTX 5000||GTX 1080||TITAN V||RX Vega 64 (Air)||RTX 2070|
|Base Clock||1350||?||1408 MHz||1515||?||1607 MHz||1200 MHz||1247 MHz||1410|
|?||1733 MHz||1455 MHz||1546 MHz||1620
|Ray Tracing Speed||10 GRays/s||10 GRays/s||—||8 GRays/s||6? GRays/s||—||—||—||6 GRays/s|
|Memory Clock||14000 MHz||14000 MHz||11000 MHz||14000 MHz||14000 MHz||10000 MHz||1700 MHz||1890 MHz||14000 MHz|
|Memory Interface||352-bit G6||384-bit G6||352-bit G5X||256-bit G6||256-bit G6||256-bit G5X||3072-bit HBM2||2048-bit HBM2||256-bit G6|
|Memory Bandwidth||616GB/s||672GB/s||484 GB/s||448 GB/s||448 GB/s||320 GB/s||653 GB/s||484 GB/s||448GB/s|
|300 watts||250 watts||215W
|Peak Compute||?||?||10.6 TFLOPS||?||?||8.2 TFLOPS||14.9 TFLOPS||13.7 TFLOPS||?|
|Transistor Count||?||?||12.0 B||?||?||7.2 B||21.0 B||12.5 B||?|
We hope to fill out the rest of the information on these GPUs in the coming days during subsequent press briefings during Gamescom.
One big change to the RTX lineup is NVIDIA's revised Founders Edition cards. Instead of the blower-style cooler that we've seen on every other NVIDIA reference design, the Founder's Edition RTX cards instead move to a dual-axial fan setup, similar to 3rd party designs in the past.
These new GPUs do not come cheaply, however, with an increased MSRP across the entire lineup when compared to the 1000-series cards. The RTX 2080 Ti's MSRP of $1200 is an increase of $500 over the previous generation GTX 1080 Ti, while the GTX 2080 sports a $200 increase over the GTX 2080. These prices will come down after the Founders Edition wave pricing passes (the same was done with the GTX 10xx launches).
Both the Founder's Edition card from NVIDIA, as well as third-party designs from partners such as EVGA and ASUS, are available for preorder from retailers including Amazon and Newegg starting today and are set to ship on August 27th.
If anyone was holding out for
If anyone was holding out for a new GPU who really needs an upgrade, the 1080/1080Ti prices in the next couple of weeks will be a steal. I saw a Zotac Ti today for $526 on Amazon.
The fact is that while they are calling this newer TSMC process “12nm NFF”, that it is essentially a tweaked 16nm process much as Intel has been dong for the past few years. The next real jump in clocks and ROP/CUDA performance for traditional rasterizers may come when they switch to their “7nm” process in the next year+.
I’m definitely not expecting a big leap in traditional game performance from RTX 20xx based on their silence, and the Ti pricing is just ludicrous compared to 1080 Ti at launch.
I wonder if Tom will make himself available for this gen’s PcPer review/benchmarking session, or if the 10-minute podcast Ryan released with nothing but RTX hype will be all we hear from him till the next revision and die shrink…
This is a launch to profit from pent-up demand and nothing more. Even the games shown with RTX support coming were revealed to be mostly implementing DLSS with the tensor core and not even Ray Tracing. Not exactly a huge benefit and we don’t know what, if any, performance hit comes with using the Tensor core or ray tracing capabilities alongside the rest of the chip, especially in terms of stable clocks.
I look forward to the true reviews, but I’m not optimistic at this point that this was worth a 28-month wait.
Wow. For a long time in the
Wow. For a long time in the 90s and 2000s, my graphics card buying philosophy was to replace it when one was released that was twice as fast as the one I had and less than $200. A lot of times this meant the former flagship card had dropped below $200. I think I finally had to give this up around the time I got a Radeon 5850. It’s just gotten worse since.
Is the shared frame buffer
Is the shared frame buffer with NVlink exclusive to the Quadro RTX?