Nvidia debuts GeForce RTX gaming cards starting at $499

Nvidia debuts GeForce RTX gaming cards starting at $499

Nvidia debuts GeForce RTX gaming cards starting at $499

The Turing GPU architecture is the first generation of graphics card that offers real-time ray tracing performance, and evidently, the new technology has Nvidia's board partners excited. Although, Nvidia's own USA website has already posted pictures and details of the new cards before the official announcement.

Update: NVIDIA has revealed India price of RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 GPU at Rs 102,500, Rs 68,500 and Rs 51,200 respectively. We weren't able to see what settings the game was running at as the options screens were cut down in the build we were capturing, but GeForce Experience was capturing at the game resolution and the RTX footage we have is 1080p. Nvidia revealed three cards at their briefing last night, of which the prices range between $499 and a staggering $999.

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is a beast - clocking in with 11GB of GDDR6 RAM and clocked at 14Gbps.

New games are coming with support for ray tracing, including Battlefied V and Metro Exodus.

Playing the new Rotterdam map in Battlefield 5, however, was more convincing of how good real-time ray tracing can make a game look.

With this comprehensive lineup for next generation graphics cards, we are confident that there will be a suitable model for every gamer looking for the next level of performance.

As it turns out, for the RTX 2080-series cards, MSI is using a new Gaming X Trio nomenclature. Turing - which delivers 6x more performance than its predecessor, Pascal™ - redefines the PC as the ultimate gaming platform, with new features and technologies that deliver 4K HDR gaming at 60 frames per second on even the most advanced titles.

Ray tracing allows the computer to work out how light would behave as it interacts with different surfaces and objects at all kinds of angles. Additionally, Nvidia has announced a new smoother DLSS (Deep Learning Supersampling) technique that leverages Nvidia's neural network expertise to analyse hundreds of thousands of images and learn how each pixel should be treated. Specifically, they are the: RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti.

UK Pricing is now an unknown, but we'll report back on much more about these cards as we get it.

Nvidia has also opened pre-orders on the Founder's Editions of the 2080s. For a lifetime PC gaming nerd that's super-exciting; as Jen-Hsun's said, it's always been the holy grail of PC graphics. Furthermore, the entire power delivery system has been rebuilt for GeForce RTX Founders Edition graphics cards, starting with the all-new 13-phase iMON DrMOS power supply.

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