NVIDIA just revealed details surrounding its new RTX line of graphics cards featuring dramatically upgraded capabilities for current and next generation VR headsets.
NVIDIA already revealed some information surrounding its next-generation Turing architecture and the company has confirmed support for the VirtualLink connector in its next generation cards. With today’s revelations we are learning most of the key details about these next generation RTX graphics cards.
The new RTX 2080 card should start shipping around September 20 and costs $800 from NVIDIA’s website. A higher end RTX 2080 TI will start shipping that same day for around $1,200. There’s also the 2070 at $600 but there’s no shipping window for that card yet. Different starting prices were shown on stage by NVIDIA at a Gamescom press conference that should give you some expectations for prices you might see once these cards are available from multiple companies.
Here’s a look at how the GTX 1080 and RTX 2080 compare as seen on NVIDIA’s website:
Here’s a look at how the GTX 1080 Ti and RTX 2080 Ti compare:
One of the most interesting features of the new cards is the inclusion of the new VirtualLink port for connecting VR headsets over a single cable. Here’s our first look at the port on an actual graphics card:
The GeForce RTX 2080 reference specification is listed below and includes VR support as well as “Real-Time Ray Tracing, NVIDIA® GeForce Experience, NVIDIA Ansel, NVIDIA® Highlights, NVIDIA G-SYNC™ Compatible, Game Ready Drivers, Microsoft® DirectX® 12 API, Vulkan API, OpenGL, DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, HDCP 2.2.”
- NVIDIA CUDA® Cores: 2944
- Boost Clock (MHz): 1710
- Base Clock (MHz): 1515
- Memory Speed: 14 Gbps
- Standard Memory Config: 8 GB GDDR6
- Memory Interface Width: 256-bit
- Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 448 GB/s