Nvidia's RTX 2080, RTX 2080 Ti Cards Arrive Sept. 20

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

The first batch of RTX GPUs, announced Monday, promise to bring "the biggest generational leap" in gaming graphics history, according to Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. "Computer graphics will never be the same again," he said at the Gamescom conference in Germany.

The RTX 20 series will offer up to a six-time performance boost over Nvidia GPUs built with the older Pascal architecture, which was announced in 2016 and is used in the current GTX 10 lineup. The new cards will also feature faster GDDR6 memory, which will enable players to run games at 4K resolution at 60 frames per seconds for even high-end gaming titles.

The most powerful of the two cards arriving next month, the RTX 2080 Ti, will start at $999. Meanwhile, the RTX 2080, will go for $699. A cheaper model, the RTX 2070, will be available for $499, but won't arrive until October.

What makes the RTX cards special is Nvidia's new Turing architecture, which can render light and shadow effects, or what's called "ray tracing," more realistically than other graphics cards.

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