The company NVIDIA introduced the long-awaited line of GeForce based on the architecture of Turing. Today’s presentation, held in Cologne, the head of NVIDIA Jensen Huang called “the historical moment for computer graphics.” A vital feature of the new generation of video cards is the support for innovative NVIDIA RTX technology.
Violating its traditions, NVIDIA introduced three models of the GeForce family: the flagship RTX 2080 Ti, as well as the sub flagship RTX 2080 and RTX 2070. The new architecture brought a tenfold increase in performance using ray tracing in computer graphics compared to the Pascal generation. The RTX 2080 Ti is capable of processing up to 10 billion beams per second, while 1080 Ti is only 1.28 billion beams. At the same time, according to Huang, the novelty works ten times quieter than its predecessor.
In addition to the new Turing architecture, the updated GeForce 20 series graphics cards changed the index from GTX to RTX, which means support for ray tracing technology.
The principle of the technology is to track the light source beam “from the eyes” of the observer. When the ray passes through the object, the algorithm determines the amount of light at each point and the color of the pixel. Then it generates additional rays in the frame to form reflections. At the same time, soft shadows, refractions, reflections and even reflection reflections are calculated on the screen. For the user, it looks like natural lighting in reality.
The company did not disclose detailed technical specifications during the presentation, limiting itself to basic information on new products. They were not published on the official website of NVIDIA. At the moment, we know the following:
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti – 11 GB of video memory, 10 billion rays and 78 trillion RTX-operations per second
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 – 8 GB of video memory, 8 billion rays and 60 trillion RTX-operations per second
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 – 8 GB of video memory, 6 billion rays and 45 trillion RTX-operations per second
A new generation of pre-order video cards began today, the recommended retail price for RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070 is $1,199, $699 and $499, respectively. On sale, all models will arrive on September 20.
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