NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2000 Series Deliver 6x Performance Boost Using AI

James Marshall
August 21, 2018

In addition to the ray-tracing support, which is enabled by new Turing RT cores on each card specialized for ray-tracing, the RTX cards also do everything else we've come to expect from high-end graphics cards. The RTX 2070, which is available internationally for €569, would retail for $899 through the Nvidia website.

Graphics cards from partner brands including Zotac, Asus, MSI and others featuring the new GeForce RTX GPUs will be priced starting at $499 (approximately Rs. 34,828) for the GeForce RTX 2070, $699 (approximately Rs. 48,787) for the GeForce RTX 2080, and $999 (approximately Rs. 69,725) for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

And if you do this enough times and with enough speed, you could use this technique to draw an entire game with a completely new level of fidelity that wasn't really feasible before. Yup, NVIDIA is going to offer their reference cards with a factory overclock, that means that the founder edition cards are shipping with binned dies that allow for the best clocks and overclocking potential. The RTX range starts with the RTX 2070, which will cost just $500 when it's eventually available as a third-party design. Both the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti will pack dedicated cores for enhanced real-time image rendering and processing.

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

Playing the new Rotterdam map in Battlefield 5, however, was more convincing of how good real-time ray tracing can make a game look.


It's been over two years since the current generation of Nvidia's graphics cards were released.

This is a light rendering technique that basically gives developers the ability to calculate shadows and reflections right down to a single beam of light in order to create hyper-realistic graphics such as the ones we saw in the jaw-dropping Star Wars Unreal Engine ray tracing teaser released back at GDC in March.

Nvidia has kicked off Gamescom 2018 with an announcement of the new GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card.

We saw several of these demos at Nvidia's RTX Series launch event, and even got to play and capture a couple of the games in question with the settings cranked up and the new technology on show. Turing - which delivers 6x more performance than its predecessor, Pascal™ - redefines the PC as the ultimate gaming platform, with new features and technologies that deliver 4K HDR gaming at 60 frames per second on even the most advanced titles.

New NGX neural graphics framework integrates AI into the overall graphics pipeline, enabling AI algorithms to perform awesome image enhancement and generation. Nvidia's new graphics could also represent an inflection point for gaming, with cutting-edge graphics that could translate to a significant revenue boost for the chipmaker in the short- to medium-term. Reflections, refractions and shadows also work as they would in real life, which adds to the feeling of realism.

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