Nvidia finally made the big announcement at Gamescom yesterday when they showed off their newest GPUs and look to shake up the PC gaming world as we know it. The new GPUs have been floating around the rumor mill for quite some time and now that they’ve been unveiled what can we expect?
The line up includes three new GPUs. The RTX 2070, the RTX 2080 and the RTX 2080 Ti. Pricing will start at $599 for the RTX 2070, $799 for the RTX 2080 and $1,199 for the RTX 2080 Ti. These prices are what’s listed on Nvidia’s website currently. Other manufacturers of the 20 series cards may also differ. Regardless, all three of the new GPUs are super powerful and have the specs to back them up. You can get a full listing of the specs on Nvidia’s site HERE
Nvidia’s new RTX GPU’s are using their new Turing architecture and Ray Tracing technology which is essentially a rendering and lighting technique designed to enhance games and give them a much more photorealistic look. The technology as a whole is very complicated and requires a great deal of computing power and my archaic explanation leaves much to be desired but that’s the jist of it. If you want to get an idea of what it is you can check out the video below that was shown off at the Keynote. Also YouTube channel Gamers Nexus has a great video on what exactly it is, so subscribe to them and check out the video HERE. Nvidia’s Project Sol is the name of the tech demo which is kind of showing off the end result of Ray Tracing and you can get a sense of the level of graphical output possible with these new RTX GPUs. Also in the keynote, we got to see a demo of three new games running with the RTX GPUs coming to console and PC this fall. Battlefield V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Metro Exodus. PC gamers will be tossing out their current GPUs to get their hands on the new RTX GPUs especially if the games look like these games do.
All things considered Nvidia is looking to shake things up and make some noise with these new GPUs. While they may be expensive now, what new technology isn’t? If you wanna pick up one of these kick ass GPUs then Nvidia has them available for pre-order on their website so you can put in your order HERE.