Nvidia’s RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti set for a Sept 20 release

Written by Branton

Last updated Aug 23, 2018

During his keynote address at Gamescom 2018, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the brand new RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. Both cards are set to release on September 20th, 2018. Pre-order prices start at $799 for the RTX 2080 Founders Edition and range to $1199 for the RTX 2080 Ti FE.

rtx 2080 ti

The RTX 2070 was also announced (on Nvidia’s website) but there’s currently no set release date, you’ll be able to get one starting at $599 for the Founders Edition. So far, there’s been no mention of anything below the RTX 2070, but there will potentially be an RTX 2060 (or equivalent) and possibly an RTX 2050/2050 Ti as well – however that’s pure speculation at this point and these cards could easily come out with the GTX branding instead.

RTX 2080 Ti

  • 11GB 356-bit GDDR6 (616GB/s bandwidth)
  • 4352 CUDA Cores
  • 1350MHz base clock
  • 260W
  • Starting at: $1000
  • $1199 Founders Edition

RTX 2080

  • 8GB 256-bit GDDR6 (448GB/s bandwidth)
  • 2944 CUDA Cores
  • 1515MHz base clock
  • 225W
  • Starting at: $700
  • $799 Founders Edition

RTX 2070

  • 8GB 256-bit GDDR6 (448GB/s bandwidth)
  • 2304 CUDA Cores
  • 1410 base clock
  • 175W
  • Starting at: $500
  • $599 Founders Edition

In terms of raw power, the RTX 2080 Ti is claimed to be able to render scenes that would take 10 GTX 1080 Ti. That’s to say, the Turing architecture that’s powering the RTX 2080 Ti is capable of things that were never possible on Pascal and previous architectures. According to Jen-Hsung, Turing is the biggest advancement in computer graphics since 2006. It’s allegedly the 2nd largest GPU ever made, 2nd only to the Tesla V100 – another Nvidia chip.

Assuming everything that’s been claimed is true, this next generation of Nvidia GPUs should be a massive leap forward – a much larger advancement than we’ve seen in a long time. However, we’re still going to have to wait until these cards are independently tested to know if the claimed performance increases are true.

As far as the speculation and skepticism go, I’m staying way away from all of it until we have more info.

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August 21, 2018 12:23 pm

damn those prices are crazy. do you think the current cards will get cheaper before these new ones come out? will they even be worth buying?

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