Today at the Nvidia keynote in Cologne, Germany, the tech company revealed its newest set of consumer GPU models, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 20 series.
There are three variations of the GeForce RTX. The first is the RTX 2070 which produces 6 Giga Rays per second, 45 trillion RTX-OPS, and 8 GB frame buffer. Next is the RTX 2080 which has 8 Giga Rays per second, 60 trillion RTX-OPS, and 8 GB frame buffer. Lastly, the RTX 2080 Ti boasts 10 Giga Rays per second, 78 RTX-OPS, and 11 GB frame buffer.
The RTX 2070 will cost $499, the RTX 2080 will cost $699, and the RTX 2080 Ti will cost $999. Preorders for the cards begin today and will be on store shelves September 20, 2018.
At the keynote, the majority of the conversation was centered around ray tracing technology. This tech allows the GPU to better simulate shadows and reflections producing a more photo-realistic picture on-screen. Games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro: Exodus, and Battlefield V showcased how this tech is implemented by comparing a scene with RTX turned on and off.
Just last week at a Nvidia event at Siggraph 2018, the “world’s first ray tracing GPU” was revealed with the Quadro RTX family of cards with the cheapest being $2,300 and the priciest at $10,000.