Nvidia unveils GeForce RTX 20 series GPUs with ray-tracing power

Nvidia announces new raytracing-focused RTX 2080, 2080 Ti graphics cards

Nvidia reveals new RTX GPUs, priced from $600 to $1,200, and ready to pre-order now

The RTX 2070 will include 8GB of vRAM and will have 45T of RTX-OPS, while the standard RTX 2080 moves up to 60T of RTX-OPS, with the top-end RTX 2080 featuring a massive 11GB of vRAM and 78T of RTX-OPS. The GTX 2080 Ti and GTX 2080 are up for pre-orders right now, and will be available on September 20. A bridge link for the 2080 Ti or 2080 is $119 if you're lucky enough to be able to afford to of these bad boys.

The first thing that does need to be said, however, is that we were obviously playing early versions of the RTX builds of both games, and with relatively early drivers for the RTX 2080 Ti graphics card too.

New games are coming with support for ray tracing, including Battlefied V and Metro Exodus. The chipmaker disclosed better-than-expected earnings of $1.76 per share on revenues of $3.12 billion - up 40% year-over-year - compared with Wall Street analysts' estimates of $1.66 earnings per share on revenues of $3.1 billion. The tech creates cinematic renderings for video games.

It's been over two years since the current generation of Nvidia's graphics cards were released.

"Computer graphics will never be the same again", Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said onstage during the Turing demonstration at the annual Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany. This applies across the three GeForce RTX 20 series cards that were announced today, including the RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and the RTX 2070. The Predator Orion 3000 series also comes with up to an eighth-gen Core i7, but with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 GPU. You can see 100% more detail thanks to seeing the flame in the reflection of the water, or in the reflections of windows on the buildings on the street. But with Turing, Nvidia is promising ray tracing in real-time, so there's no wait. The cards are based on Nvidia's new Turing architecture, which uses real-time ray tracing and AI for rich graphics rendering.

You can also pre-order the special "Founders Edition" of each card on Nvidia's site. Ray tracing isa new technique that Nvidia has now made possible in commercial-grade equipment, and while allows your graphics card to accurately model the behavior of light in real time.

Xbox Game Pass might get a lot more attractive next month if this new rumor turns out to be true.

These new cards are expensive, but they're actually nowhere near as expensive as we'd anticipated and feared going into the event, with the cheapest option clocking in at just $499. Developers include EA, Square Enix, EPIC Games, and more.

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