Following a number of possible leaks and rumors the truth has finally been revealed today at Gamescom 2018 as NVIDIA took to the stage to announce their newest graphics processing unit (GPU), the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series. This announcement happened during the companies #BeForTheGame presentation at Gamescom 2018 where CEO Jensen Huang took to the stage to detail and reveal the new GPU and architecture that is powering the GeForce RTX 20 series.
The core foundation of the GeForce RTX 20 series is the new NVIDIA RTX platform which is a new hybrid rendering engine that allows for impressive results. Huang mentioned that the real-time ray tracing capabilities of the platform was used to build the Star Wars demo that was first revealed back at the Game Developer Conference 2018, before showing it again. He revealed that the demo was a costly demonstration – upwards of $10,000 (USD) – and was powered by four GPUs along with help from Microsoft and the Unreal Engine 4 but the public reaction was that they wanted to see it within games consoles. Though this particular setup used for the demo is not available the power now is in a smaller, more affordable solution dubbed a Turing processor.
How much power is it packing? The new Turning GPU architecture along with the new NVIDIA RTX platform is able to run up to 6X the performance of previous-generation GPUs and enables the power of real-time ray tracing along with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning enhanced graphics. To showcase just what it is capable of a new real-time demo was showcased entitled Project Sol which is a visually stunning and ground breaking real-time video which can be viewed below.
All of this power is coming packed into the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series which includes three different cards at launch. This includes the GeForce RTX 2070 priced at $599 (USD), GeForce RTX 2080 for $799 and the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti for $1,199. All of this pieces are according to the website listing and the cards can be pre-ordered directly from NVIDIA over on the website. These new GPUs will also feature the standard NVIDIA features such as Showplay, VR support, 4K output, DirectX 12 support, G-Sync, HDR and many more.
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