New Nvidia gaming chips aim to boost realism of graphics

Nvidia announces new raytracing-focused RTX 2080, 2080 Ti graphics cards

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Nvidia Monday officially announced its new line of RTX graphics cards, which will run $600 to $1,200, at a press conference in Cologne, Germany in the lead-up to Gamescom.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, GeForce RTX 2080, and GeForce RTX 2070 are all powered by the new Turing GPU architecture, bringing together "real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading", according to the announcement.

NVIDIA HAS FINALLY taken the covers off its next-gen Turing GeForce graphics cards, which come promising the power to deliver ray-tracing rendering without costing the price of a small moon.

Nvidia claims Turing can accelerate real-time ray tracing up to 25 times faster than the older Pascal architecture, so expect better-looking environments in your games. After showing a trailer for Battlefield V, which supports the new technology, Huang announced that the game will go into open beta on Sep. 6.

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What's more, Nvidia's G-Sync feature means titles running under the card will have tear-free gameplay, refresh rates of up to 240 Hz, HDR, and 4K.

The new GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti are rated for 10.5 Tflops and 14 Tflops respectively. As you can see below, there will be both reference and Founders Editions of the cards available.

Such power comes at a hefty price, with the Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti set to fetch $1,199 (around £940) when it makes its debut on 20 September. The higher end Strix and Dual series will be factory overclocked and will use extra-thick 3-slot coolers to increase heat dissipation allowing the fans to spin slower.

Three GPUs were revealed, all in the new RTX 20 series. Nvidia's new Founders Edition design features two fans rather than the company's previous blower-style cooler. They are also touted as having extremely durable power delivery hardware to support overclocking.

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