NVIDIA introduced a new generation of gaming graphics card GeForce RTX Series 2000
The day before the start of Gamescom 2018 - the annual international exhibition of computer games, traditionally held in the German city of Cologne - NVIDIA company and its head Jen-Sun Huang presented the long-awaited new generation of graphics cards. The new 20-series graphics card appears under the index RTX. And in this title, as it turned out, it signed hidden meaning, the technologies that support is fully implemented in the new maps.
According to the official NVIDIA site, possessing all the features of the new architecture GPU NVIDIA Turing and revolutionary platform RTX, RTX 20 Series graphics cards combine tracing technology rays (ray tracing technology) in real-time, artificial intelligence and programmable shaders.
Ray tracing has been available in the past. But its creation took a lot of resources, and the technology is mainly realized by software tools. In a new series of graphics cards NVIDIA RTX this technology to a new level, because its implementation highlighted some of the physical blocks, calculates the desired lighting and effects in real time. To work with the best tracing new NVIDIA RT Special kernels were added to the GPU Turing, which provide a multiple increase in speed of calculation of beam movement. Because of this scene on the screen becomes more natural. For example, while in the game and go into a dark room you will see not just a dark room, and the room, full of half-shadows, play of light, which makes the picture more real and alive. In addition, the technology allows you to create realistic reflections and distortions of the light sources.
With the announcement of the new video card NVIDIA decided to use a new scale for calculating performance using ray tracing technology. During the presentation, Juan showed some examples of ray tracing, as well as new methods of rendering using RTX-series graphics cards on an example of a dynamic scene created by NVIDIA engineers.
After that, Huang went on to demonstrate the capabilities of the new cards in the real world, that is in the games. As an example shown new items awaiting release: Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, Battlefield V and Metro Exodus.
In the first game impression on the assembled audience on presentations made penumbra generated in real time in dark scenes. The Metro Exodus showed how the sun's rays penetrate realistic in a darkened room. With the help of light-rendering RTX technology it is much more accurate, allowing game developers to use it when you create locations in the games. For example, hidden enemies and objects for which no longer need to cover the whole room unrealistic way.
In a demonstration of Battlefield V was showing, perhaps, the most obvious work RTX technology. Reflections from the explosions and the fire is very nicely displayed in the mirror surfaces of adjacent objects, such as cars, tanks, and so on. When off technology RTX treatment of these effects was performed markedly worse.
The number of cards presented includes three new models GeForce: RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2070. All three new products are presented in the normal version and FOUNDERS EDITION. All three products have received a new universal reference design cooling system that uses two fans today.
Flagship solution RTX 2080 Ti 4352 equipped CUDA kernels has 11 GB GDDR6 standard video memory with 352-bit bus and the bandwidth 616 GB / s. At this point, it is the fastest gaming solution for the consumer market. According to the statements of Juan, its capacity can be up to 6 times higher than that of the top-end solutions 10th GeForce series. Frequency Boost mode of this model is 1545 MHz (from 1635 FOUNDERS EDITION). To operate the new NVIDIA graphics card recommends a power supply of 650 watts. The card is equipped with two power connectors 8 + 8 pin. The basic version of the card consumes up to 250 watts. FOUNDERS EDITION - up to 260 watts.
Next comes the model RTX 2080 working on Boost-frequency 1710 MHz (FOUNDERS EDITION - 1800 MHz). New features 2944 CUDA kernels and will be offered in embodiments from 8 GB of memory GDDR6 standard (256-bit). Memory bandwidth - 448 GB / s. Recommended Power Supply 650 Watt. The basic version of the card can consume up to 215 watts, FOUNDERS EDITION - up to 225 watts. The power supply system - 8 + 6 pin in both cases.
The latter represented by three closes RTX 2070. The card offers the Boost-frequency 1620 MHz (1710 version FOUNDERS EDITION) and is equipped with 8 GB of video memory GDDR6 (256-bit) with a maximum bandwidth of 448 GB / s. 175 watts of power needed to power the card (185 W for FOUNDERS EDITION). Power supply 550 watts enough.
Pre-order the new the GeForce Ti RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 version FOUNDERS EDITION possible now through the NVIDIA official website. first the cost of 95 990 rubles. For the second asking 63,990 rubles. Expected date of the start of deliveries of new graphics cards in Russia - September 20, 2018. In addition, the site contains information on the cost of the GeForce RTX 2070 FOUNDERS EDITION. Pre-order it while it is impossible, but know the price - 47 990 rubles. In one hand he is given a maximum of two cards.
Conventional card omitting FOUNDERS EDITION will be available cheaper by as much as $ 100. According to the stated information, the price will be $ 499 for the model RTX 2070 699 dollars per model RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 model for Ti asked 999 dollars.