Nvidia CEO: 'Computer graphics will never be the same again'

21 August, 2018, 17:59 | Author: Rodolfo Hawkins
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The Founders Editions will be priced at $599, $799 and $1,199, respectively. The RTX range starts with the RTX 2070, which will cost just $500 when it's eventually available as a third-party design. A bridge link for the 2080 Ti or 2080 is $119 if you're lucky enough to be able to afford to of these bad boys. Just a few hours after launch, NVIDIA is providing us the full break-down of the GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards and its components which include the cooler, PCB and the card itself.

Nvidia showcased a handful of demos from games with RTX support, from Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Battlefield V and Metro: Exodus.

So far, Nvidia has not announced when it will launch lower-end models of the RTX series. With ray-tracing, an in-game graphics engine can depict light that will accurately bounce and diffuse across a room in a more realistic fashion. One of the major selling points of the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti is that it supports Real Time Ray Tracing. About the only description of the performance of the new cards that the company gave was that they are up to six times faster at conducting calculations than Nvidia's prior consumer line. It's also capable of kicking out the aforementioned 10 Giga rays per second and 78 trillion RTX operations per second. (For an example, see the plane in the picture above from the Battlefield V game.) Generating lifelike reflections, refractions, and other effects requires considerable computing power, which has held ray tracing back in consumer gaming.

We are expecting to see new gaming graphics cards based on Nvidia's Turing architecture, which surfaced in the first Nvidia Quadro RTX cards announced at SIGGRAPH last week.

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A massive Newegg product listing revealed pre-order options for both new cards from the usual graphics cards suspects: Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, PNY, and Zotac.

The difficulty is that the latest Tomb Raider looks great at 4K, with richly detailed textures; with your $999 graphics card do you really want to be playing games at 1080p any more?

Although the company did not get into more technical details, which will be available at a later date when members of the press are done with reviews, Nvidia did talk about the Turing GPU behind the RTX series, including three functional units of the GPU, including Turing SM, Tensor Core, and the RT Core. Developers include EA, Square Enix, EPIC Games, and more. But if they do deliver the performance Nvidia is promising, and Huang tends to now exaggerate too much, then we could be looking at a serious generational jump in the world of graphics.


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