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At long last, NVIDIA’s next generation graphics cards are here. Welcome the RTX 20 series, a fusion of the company’s new Turing architecture and RTX platform. These cards deliver a  performance boost of up to 6 times better than the previous generation, making it possible to play at 60fps in 4K HDR quality even in the most demanding titles.

The new cards feature real-time ray-tracing, which delivers lifelike lighting, reflections, and shadows. The result – a level of realism that’s never been achieved before.  On top of that, these can also run powerful AI algorithms in real time to produce stunning special effects.

The RTX 20 series card also feature advanced shading technologies combined with the new GDDR6 memory, which has over 600GB/s of bandwidth for high-speed, high quality gaming.

This time, NVIDIA is taking a different approach to the founder’s edition for these cards, with dual 13-blade axial fans which deliver three times better airflow. They also made use of a full-card vapor chamber, to maximize heat spreading, and equipped the cards with DisplayPort 1.4a with DSC, which is enough to drive an 8K monitor at 60Hz using a single connector.

The world’s top game publishers have already announced their support for the new platform –  EA, Square Enix, EPIC Games, and more.  Soon, you can expect to see the effect of real-time ray-tracing on a number of titles such as Battlefield V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro Exodus, Control, and Assetto Corsa Competizione .

The RTX platform will also be utilized by a large number of developers for professional rendering applications including Adobe, Autodesk and Pixar.

Pre-Order, Availability

The GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080Ti is set to be available on September 20, with pre-orders already starting. The 2070 on the other hand, will follow in October. The cards will be rolled out to 238 different countries and territories, and will retail through partners which include ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac.

Pricing
ModelRay TracingPerformanceMemoryStarting PriceFounders Edition
RTX 2080 Ti10 GigaRays/sec78T RTX-OPS11GB9991199
RTX 20808 GigaRays/sec60T RTX-OPS8GB699799
RTX 20706 GigaRays/sec45T RTX-OPS8GB499599

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