The rumours weren't false - Nvidia took to the stage on Monday afternoon to announce the next generation GeForce GPU's.
As was expected, these cards adopt the new RTX name, and introduces significant improvements in real-time ray tracing. According to Nvidia, these new cards boast up to "six times the performance of previous-generation graphics cards", powered by the new Turing architecture. It's got some help from AI too; Nvidia told the crowd how the new Tensor Cores can produce "over 100 TFLOPs of AI computing horsepower".
Coupled with Nvidia G-Sync, those with a supported monitor will have support for up to 240Hz, HDR and 8K - though it wasn't exactly specified whether all cards will support the full 8K or not. There will be a large improvement for those running VR systems, too.
Three models were showcased, with the 2080 and 2080 Ti hitting shelves on September 20th, and are available to pre-order now. The 2070 has no confirmed release date as yet. Pricing has been confirmed for all three models, at:
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: £1,099
- GeForce RTX 2080: £749
- GeForce RTX 2070: £569
Currently confirmed to be utilising the new ray tracing technology are Battlefield V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro Exodus among others. It wasn't confirmed whether the technology would be available upon release of these games, or if development would continue after release to be available later on.