Nvidia has been teasing its upcoming GeForce event for weeks now, and it looks like the company will unveil a new series of GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards on Monday. While Nvidia typically launches Ti (Titanium) versions of its most powerful graphics cards after the base models are launched, VideoCardz.com reports that Nvidia will launch both an RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti next week.
VideoCardz has provided what it claims are specifications for Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, and it will allegedly include 11GB of GDDR6 memory with 4352 CUDA cores. That’s more than 20 percent more than the existing 3584 CUDA cores found on the GTX 1080 Ti, and 70 percent more than the base GTX 1080. It’s not clear what speed the card is clocked at, but that amount of CUDA cores will make it a very powerful graphics card either way. The improved memory bandwidth on GDDR6 will also mean this a very capable card.
Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti is clearly powerful, but the base RTX 2080 sees a more moderate boost over the GTX 1080. VideoCardz claims the RTX 2080 will ship with 2944 CUDA cores, 15 percent more than the existing GTX 1080. The site has also revealed images of what it claims is a Gigabyte GeForce RTX card with a three-fan setup.
Nvidia is expected to unveil its new GeForce RTX series on Monday with a focus on support for real-time ray-tracing to allow games to render new lighting effects. The ray-tracing rendering technique produces real-time light reflections and cinematic effects that game developers can make use of in titles. Microsoft has created a new DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API to compliment Nvidia’s RTX work, and even Epic Games will be making real-time ray tracing available to Unreal Engine developers later this year.
Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 2080 series of graphics cards will be based on the company’s Turing architecture. Nvidia has so far unveiled its Quadro RTX products, designed for high-end professional use. The chip maker has also teased what we might expect to see from real-time ray-tracing in a video demo (above). Nvidia’s GeForce event starts at 12PM ET on Monday August 20th, and The Verge will be live from Gamescom to bring you the latest information on the RTX 2080 series.