MSI spoils Nvidia's big reveal of the RTX 2080

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

Gamescom 2018 has been given an unbelievable start from Nvidia by announcing their new high-end graphics cards, the GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. PC gaming has always been costly, but packing one of these into your build is likely only to be for those prepared to invest heavily in their machine. It revealed the GeForce RTX 2070 ($500 USD), RTX 2080 ($700), and RTX 2080 Ti ($1000), all of which will launch on September 20, 2018. Along with the usual speed and enhanced graphics that entails, this also means GeForce RTX supports real-time ray tracing in supported games - including Battlefield 5, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, 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.

Though there weren't any distinct area lights, the likes of which we saw in the seriously impressive on-stange Tomb Raider demo, it was using a single light source - the sun - and used that to create all the ray traced shadowing in the gameworld. Calling it "10 years in the making", Nvidia's Chief Executive Jensen Huang said once consumers see a game using its RTX platform they won't be able to go back.

The RTX 2070 will be available in October, and start at $499 USD, with the RTX 2080 at $699 USD, and the RTX 2080 Ti listed for $999 USD. A tank firing off-screen might now be able to be seen directly, but with the RTX ray tracing enabled you'd be able to see the reflection of the explosion rendered in real time by reflective surfaces across the map.

It's been a long time, but after first announcing the Pascal architecture in 2014 and then releasing the GTX 1070 and 1080 in May 2016, Nvidia finally has a new top-of-the-line graphics card for the PC gamers. Along with that, these new cards will feature built-in support for new real-time ray-tracing effects in the upcoming games.




NVIDIA has launched Founders Edition versions of each of these three cards.

The new RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 come with in-built real-time ray-tracing technology support.

Similarly, we've cranked up the number of capacitors on GeForce RTX graphics cards, enabling them to run at lower voltages by reducing voltage noise, or at high frequencies for improved performance.

You might also notice that the card is fully enveloped by a lovely shroud, and even the NVLINK connector is protected by a matching removable cover, giving GeForce RTX GPUs a clean appearance.

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