Monday, August 20th 2018

NVIDIA Announces the GeForce RTX: 10 Years in the Making

NVIDIA today unveiled the GeForce RTX series, the first gaming GPUs based on the new NVIDIA Turing architecture and the NVIDIA RTX platform, which fuses next-generation shaders with real-time ray tracing and all-new AI capabilities.

This new hybrid graphics capability represents the biggest generational leap ever in gaming GPUs. 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.
"Turing opens up a new golden age of gaming, with realism only possible with ray tracing, which most people thought was still a decade away," said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, speaking before Gamescom, the world's largest gaming expo. "The breakthrough is a hybrid rendering model that boosts today's computer graphics with the addition of lightning-fast ray-tracing acceleration and AI. RTX is going to define a new look for computer graphics. Once you see an RTX game, you can't go back."

GeForce RTX - New Family of Gaming GPUs
The new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070 GPUs are packed with features never before seen in a gaming GPU, including:
  • New RT Cores to enable real-time ray tracing of objects and environments with physically accurate shadows, reflections, refractions and global illumination.
  • Turing Tensor Cores to perform lightning-fast deep neural network processing.
  • New NGX neural graphics framework integrates AI into the overall graphics pipeline, enabling AI algorithms to perform amazing image enhancement and generation.
  • New Turing shader architecture with Variable Rate Shading allows shaders to focus processing power on areas of rich detail, boosting overall performance.
  • New memory system featuring ultra-fast GDDR6 with over 600GB/s of memory bandwidth for high-speed, high-resolution gaming.
  • NVIDIA NVLink , a high-speed interconnect that provides higher bandwidth (up to 100 GB/s) and improved scalability for multi-GPU configurations (SLI).
  • Hardware support for USB Type-C and VirtualLink (1), a new open industry standard being developed to meet the power, display and bandwidth demands of next-generation VR headsets through a single USB-C connector.
  • New and enhanced technologies to improve performance of VR applications, including Variable Rate Shading, Multi-View Rendering and VRWorks Audio.
Designed by NVIDIA for Gamers
NVIDIA is releasing special Founders Edition versions of the new GeForce RTX GPUs. Designed and built to the company's high standards, the GPUs' key features include:
  • Factory-overclocked design out of the box, with a next-gen 13-phase iMON DrMOS power supply and sub-millisecond power management for maximum overclocking.
  • Dual 13-blade axial fans produce 3x higher airflow and ultra-quiet acoustics.
  • Forged and machine-finished diecast aluminum cover with diamond-cut edge detailing provides a rigid, lightweight frame for an open design with beautifully smooth, continuous curves.
  • First full-card vapor chamber, which is 2x larger to maximize heat spreading and heat transfer to the finstack.
  • Enhanced DisplayPort 1.4a with DSC allows a single connector to drive an 8K monitor at 60Hz.
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48 Comments on NVIDIA Announces the GeForce RTX: 10 Years in the Making

#1
xkm1948
Dat FE card price tho

Are those better binned chips?
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#2
dj-electric
Yeah, those are for the OC FE edition. Otherwise 499, 699, 999
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#3
Dammeron
"xkm1948 said:
Dat FE card price tho

Are those better binned chips?
I hope not. Could care less about a fancy cooler or higher clocks - just put a fullcover on it and OC it myself.
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#4
theoneandonlymrk
Why buy Aftermarket now???? Have they really just nailed the lid on Aib cards, who would buy a lower clocked ,binned Aib card bar those with not quite enough money for an Nvidia one?, Can't see the point.
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#5
Vayra86
"xkm1948 said:
Dat FE card price tho

Are those better binned chips?
No. It is far more likely that they need additional TDP budget (which they have) to get there reliably.

Its how they sell their own dual fan solution versus the competition's similar solutions. To gullible idiots.
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#6
Fluffmeister
Often AIB cards aren't cheaper anyway, the ASUS ROG branded cards that everyone was so protective of are often the most expensive of all.
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#7
FeelinFroggy
"theoneandonlymrk said:
Why buy Aftermarket now???? Have they really just nailed the lid on Aib cards, who would buy a lower clocked ,binned Aib card bar those with not quite enough money for an Nvidia one?, Can't see the point.
Because you have to pay for a FE tax. If the FE was the same price as the MSRP, then yes, it would be a problem for AIBs. This is why Nvidia put such a high price premium on the FE cards, too keep the AIBs alive. The chips inside all of the cards are the same.
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#8
theoneandonlymrk
"FeelinFroggy said:
Because you have to pay for a FE tax. If the FE was the same price as the MSRP, then yes, it would be a problem for AIBs. This is why Nvidia put such a high price premium on the FE cards, too keep the AIBs alive. The chips inside all of the cards are the same.
But my point stands , if you want the best card theirs clocks highest, and your pushing an assumption that's wrong thinking all the chips are the same, not likely.

This will hurt aib sales, i always buy refs for water block support for example.
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#9
swirl09
"Fluffmeister said:
Often AIB cards aren't cheaper anyway, the ASUS ROG branded cards that everyone was so protective of are often the most expensive of all.
Well after they caved so fast to Nvidias scummy GPP, I said I wouldnt be buying from them again. Ive ordered an MSI for this round. If they are as good as previous MSI cards Ive owned, then Im sure I'll be happy.
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#10
Rahmat Sofyan
It's R eally T oo e X pensive ?

How AMD will respond to these RTX ?
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#11
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
"swirl09 said:
Well after they caved so fast to Nvidias scummy GPP, I said I wouldnt be buying from them again. Ive ordered an MSI for this round. If they are as good as previous MSI cards Ive owned, then Im sure I'll be happy.
MSI was going to do the exact same, cave.
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#12
Fluffmeister
"swirl09 said:
Well after they caved so fast to Nvidias scummy GPP, I said I wouldnt be buying from them again. Ive ordered an MSI for this round. If they are as good as previous MSI cards Ive owned, then Im sure I'll be happy.
Yep, but sadly that is how it works, they caved becuase Nv own the high end market and they want a slice. XFX, Powercolor etc must all be wishing they had something new to sell.

This isn't about AMD Vs Nvidia for them. It's about ASUS Vs MSI, Zotac, Gigabyte...
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#13
dj-electric
"eidairaman1 said:
MSI was going to do the exact same, cave.
Don't tell anyone - everybody caved already. signed GPP or not.
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#14
ssdpro
This is the most disappointing NVIDIA release I can remember. AMD has had a string of disappointing gfx releases. I wonder if both are holding back for when Intel decides to jump in the mix? Intel nabbing Raja and handing him a nearly unlimited budget will for formidable.
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#15
Fluffmeister
"dj-electric said:
Don't tell anyone - everybody caved already. signed GPP or not.
Exactly, what are they going to do? Hey guys check out our MSI GTX 1080! When ASUS, Gigabyte, EVGA are flogging their shiny new RTX 20X0 cards...
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#16
RejZoR
I'm interested in seeing how these perform in games that we have right now. Did they announce anything cool we can use right now in all games? Like new post-process AA, improved DSR, something like that? I couldn't watch the entire stream uninterrupted...
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#17
Rahmat Sofyan
"RejZoR said:
I'm interested in seeing how these perform in games that we have right now. Did they announce anything cool we can use right now in all games? Like new post-process AA, improved DSR, something like that? I couldn't watch the entire stream uninterrupted...
Not too much, reflection, ambience light and shadow with Ray Tracing is the main show.. no gaming improvement in term of fps etc ..

Really focusing on how RTX can change the games with Ray Tracing
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#18
v12dock
10 years ago Intel demoed Ray Tracing with Larrabee. Come on Nvidia, Intel is light years ahead of you.
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#19
HZCH
OMG those prices... did they decided to align on overpriced Vega? I bought an Asus 1080ti for 799 just before the Great Mining Theft, and I thought it was damn expensive already... Who's gonna buy even an RTX2080 at that price?
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#20
RejZoR
They talk so much over autonomous image enhancing with "Ai" and yet they couldn't stick SMAA into NV CP next to useless blurry FXAA mode. Come on NVIDIA... They could offer "free" post process AA via their new fancy tech, but they just couldn't be bothered. I'd then probably upgrade to RTX 2080 or even Ti just because of that. Or DSR that actually works an is cheaper thanks to this adaptive stuff or whatever. Because it would work right now, in all games. Instead, you buy hardware for the future for few games to have some of the exciting stuff. Eh.
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#21
swirl09
"eidairaman1 said:
MSI was going to do the exact same, cave.
Most had done so and the rest would have likely gone too. But ASUS is the biggest and they flushed AMD down the shitter before Nvidia even finished the sentence. So Ive lost respect for them.

And no, nothing new was really announced, nothing special for current games. The whole thing was focused on ray tracing with a little AI.
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#22
kings
"RejZoR said:
I'm interested in seeing how these perform in games that we have right now. Did they announce anything cool we can use right now in all games? Like new post-process AA, improved DSR, something like that? I couldn't watch the entire stream uninterrupted...
We will be able to run a new AA method utilizing the Tensor Cores, with no impact or much less performance impact, than the others AA.
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#23
mcraygsx
It was only few days ago, TITAN used to cost $1200 and now same tier will retain a standard price of $3000. What a time we live in!. nVIDIA is really out to dry our wallets quick this time around.
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#24
theoneandonlymrk
I would be interested to know if caustic Ip added to Nvidias Rtx tech??
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#25
yogurt_21
Ray Tracing eh? Any games that use that yet?

time will tell if this is the 2nd coming of the NV30 (FX 5800) or a continuation of their dominance started with Maxwell onwards.
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