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NVIDIA has shocked (in a good way, of course) gamers all over the globe by introducing GeForce RTX, world’s first real-time ray-tracing gaming GPUs. Jensen Huang introduced the GeForce RTX series of gaming processors, at Gamescom 2018, calling it the “biggest leap in performance in NVIDIA’s history”.

These gaming GPUs are based on NVIDIA Turing architecture and the NVIDIA RTX platform, which fuses shaders with real-time ray tracing and AI capabilities. Turing delivers 6x more performance than its predecessor, Pascal and delivers 4K HDR gaming at 60 frames per second on even the most advanced titles.

[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]Ray tracing models the behavior of light in real time as it intersects objects in a scene producing life-like simulations possible in games and other animations.[/box]

The new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070 GPUs are packed with amazing features 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 which integrates AI into the overall graphics pipeline for 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.
  • Hardware support for USB Type-C and VirtualLink.

The world’s top game publishers, developers and engine creators have announced support for the NVIDIA RTX platform. These include Battlefield V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro Exodus, Control, and Assetto Corsa Competizione. Developers include EA, Square Enix, EPIC Games, and more.

GeForce RTX graphics cards will be available worldwide, across 238 countries and territories at a starting price of $499. You can pre-order on

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For more coverage of the news, including what motivated NVIDIA to develop these GPUs, read the NVIDIA blog.

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