MSI spoils Nvidia's big reveal of the GTX 2080

Nvidia will help to kick off Gamescom 2018 - the largest gaming convention in the world - on Monday as it takes the stage to introduce a new line of GeForce graphics cards.

Nvidia's next-generation gaming graphics cards, the RTX 20 series, will launch on September 20 with a pair of products that'll start at $699.

Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) on Monday released a new generation of gaming chips that combine its latest "ray tracing" technology and artificial intelligence to give gamers access to more realistic graphics.

Below you will find a video showing the Infiltrator tech demo running on a GTX1080Ti (do note that SLI is not working in this video so only the one GPU was being used, and that the tech demo NVIDIA showcased was running at higher settings than those featured below).

But before we go on, ray-tracing for the uninitiated is a rendering technique that traces the path of light rays that illuminates an entire scene; that includes the reflection of reflections in reflections.

As expected, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the mack daddy of the family with a whopping 4352 CUDA cores. NVIDIA will have less CUDA cores on the RTX 2070 with it clocking in with 2304 CUDA cores, and a 185W TDP. Specifically, they are the: RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti.

Nvida even says to more accurately judge the performance of new RTX cards, it had to create a new unit of measure called RTX OPS, which includes a combination of standard shader performance, floating point integer performance, ray tracing performance and AI performance. Based on NVIDIA's new Turing architecture, MSI announces it will carry the following series as seen in this PR. According to Huang, it would take 10 of Nvidia's previous-generation graphics card - the GTX 1080Ti - to keep up with Tensor.

However, that's a big claim, and things are sure to differ on a per game basis, especially as many titles will require extra work from devs to support many of Nvidia's new RTX features.

Nvidia's presentation included live in-game demonstrations of ray tracing in action from Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro: Exodus, Assetto Corsa, and Battlefield V.


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