Nvidia reveals $800 GeForce RTX 2080 at Gamescom 2018

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Nvidia CEO and founder Jensen Huang has kickstarted Gamescom 2018 with a pre-show event wherein he confirmed the existence of the long-rumoured GeForce RTX 2000 series, based on the same new Turing architecture as found in the recently announced Quadro RTX workstation cards, and coming with built-in real-time ray tracing support. While it may not receive quite as much hype as E3, the expo has reached attended of over 300,000 visitors every year since 2013. Zotac too has four graphics cards on display: the Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP and Triple Fan, along with the GeForce RTX 2080 Blower and AMP. They support numerous same technologies as well, whether that's real-time ray tracing, NVIDIA Ansel, or G-SYNC. Say hello to the new GeForce RTX 2070, 2080 and 2080 Ti. Top clockspeed for the RTX 2080 Ti hits 1,545MHz in its vanilla guise, but a "Founders Edition" will hit a nippy 1,635MHz.

And finally, MSI's Sea Hawk series features a hybrid air & liquid cooling solution, which should enable you to push Nvidia's new Turing GPU to its limits.

These new cards are based on the new Turing GPU which has just been announced by NVIDIA at SIGGRAPH 2018 last week. This is also when we expect reviews and further details to go live, but we haven't had this confirmed as of yet. The RTX series also dedicates a significant level of support to advanced VR rendering, which is good news for anyone running a device on their PC. The RTX 2070 will only cost $599, however it's now not available for pre-order just yet. NVIDIA will have less CUDA cores on the RTX 2070 with it clocking in with 2304 CUDA cores, and a 185W TDP. Either way, you can be sure we're going to put the new 20-series cards through the ringer when they become available next month. Do note that these pricings are meant for NVIDIA's own Founders Edition cards and naturally, pricing for custom cards from manufacturers will be different from one model to another. Nvidia showed how the new technology will look in upcoming games including Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Metro Exodus.

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