Nvidia RTX 2080, 2080 Ti, And 2070 Prices And Release Date Revealed

The next generation of Nvidia GPUs.

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At Gamescom 2018, Nvidia held a press conference to announce and detail its next generation of video cards. It revealed the GeForce RTX 2070 ($500 USD), RTX 2080 ($700), and RTX 2080 Ti ($1000), all of which will launch on September 20, 2018. These new cards use the Turing GPU architecture and boast the ability to perform ray tracing technology (or RTX for short, hence the card names). The first of them is already available for pre-order ahead of their launch next month.

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. In short, ray tracing technology is capable of more realistic global illumination and accurate projections of ambient light, and affords the ability to efficiently calculate the reflections and light sources that exist outside of the screen space. For ray tracing specifically, the Turing architecture is four times faster than Volta-based workstation GPUs and ten times faster than the current Pascal GTX 10-series--not to be confused with overall performance outside of ray tracing.

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It’s been over two years since the current generation of Nvidia’s graphics cards were released. The GTX 10-series (Pascal) first hit the market in May 2016 with intermittent releases of different models afterward. AMD released its RX Vega line of cards in August last year, which competed with the GTX 10-series.

Pre-orders are live for both the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti at retailers like Nvidia's website and Amazon. Those eager to get their hands on one of the new cards as soon as possible may want to place an order now, as it's unclear how limited supply might be in the wake of launch.

You can get a small taste of what to expect from real-time ray tracing in the video below, which shows it both enabled and disabled in Battlefield V.

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minimonkeyplay

I just went to nvidia website the 2070 is selling for 599 not 499. With the price drop of the 1080ti down to 650$ I would rather get that. I went to amazon expecting to see the lower price of 499 but it's not there. I was hoping to get the 2080 for a fair price of 699 but it's going for 800$ aftermarket 2080 is 830$.

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Yams1980

AMD make something good fast. These prices are insane. I thought technology was supposed to get more powerful and cheaper over time. These video cards cost more than almost everything in my pc combined.

I want AMD to compete and get prices down a bit.

It's been ages since i even bought amd cards. Just such flops for ages. Think my last AMD card i got was the 5870 back in 2010 or something. That Vega line they had come out last year was a really big let down, i hope they have other ideas to go forward with soon.

The funniest part here is i know i'm weak and will likely buy another nvidia card even though i know i shouldn't.

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SaturatedButter

Ray tracing is nice but it’s not that much more significant than current illumination techniques. I’m sure it’s techniquely a grand improvement, but the final product isn’t dramatically better looking.

And that’s all you’re paying for here is ray tracing. Nvidia has no performance comparisons between 1080 and 2080. The reason for that is the 2080 is likely only ~10% more powerful when ray tracing isn’t on.

And the real deal breaker for me is that this is a proprietary Nvidia feature. So it’s likely going to have as much support as Gameworks and PhysX. Aka, it’s a novelty that most games won’t support.

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Spartan_418

Hope the new gen of cards also gives us new VR headsets, with higher resolutions and wider FOVs, along with weight/comfort improvements

The Rift CV2 really should have been announced by now

Sure, we have the Vive Pro, but it's a modest, incremental upgrade over the regular Vive and is very expensive

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joalopes

The 20 series marks a technological turn. Keep in mind that AMD also showed of real time ray tracing.

But these are first generation realtime ray-tracing graphics cards. I'm sure performance will take a huge hit.

In a couple of years it will become the norm and will be a main seller for next gen consoles.

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siarhei

I'll wait for 2060, thx Nvidia.

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masscrack

nvidia f-ed us harder than the U.S. f-ed bin laden.

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tsunami2311

those prices went up 50-100 compared to last gens xx70 and xx80, eh it dont mater to me Ijust got my 1070ti I am not buy new card till this one dies, or I get game that cant play at my standards of framerates.

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kadaverhagga

Finally! I've been holding off an upgrade to get this new gen of gpus. My pc will be around 5 years old when I build a new one with a Turing card. Will wait for benchmarks and then decide between the 2080 or 2080 Ti.

But I will say my trusty 4770K and Titan Black 6GB has worked so well and hard for all those years and overclocked at that. Best build I have done to date. I hope the new one will last atleast as long and trouble free.

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SaturatedButter

@kadaverhagga: wait for next year. These are still using a 12nm die and 7nm is expected in 2019, which will dramatically increase performance.

Despite the hype, these rtx cards aren’t a big performance increase over the 10 series. Ray tracing is the only serious improvement

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kadaverhagga

@saturatedbutter: No cant wait that long. Remember I'm still on the maxwell architecture. It's not like I'm going from a 1070 or 1080 to these card, I'm going from the Titan Black! It has a hard time pushing my new ultrawide monitor in certain games.

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NSA_Protocol44

PRE-ORDER THE TI ONE!!

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rlakhani

This 2080Ti looks sleek. In fact this could be the first time I may prefer not buying the one with aftermarket cooler. I've got a 980 so I guess an upgrade has been due for some time.

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Yams1980

@rlakhani: probably not much difference now. Looks like they tossed out the blower fan models and are making the cooling method identical to the aftermarket ones.

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rlakhani

@Yams1980: Yeah. I really like the shroud this time around though.

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Ray tracing looks cool but as people have said, it will be up to devs to decide to take advantage of it and not all of them will. I'm still using a 1060 and it runs everything i play fine on max settings so i don't really feel the need to upgrade. Until 4k monitor prices and cards capable of doing 4k drop in price i think I'm good with my 1060 and my 1080p lg monitor thank ye very much.

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DeltaCobra

I think people need to get a grip. This isn't a card to upgrade your 1080ti. This is for people looking to buy a new card who have old cards.

So if you're going to upgrade from a card that is average now, the 2080ti is the way to go. If you've got a 1080 or 1080ti, i wouldn't even look at these. Which is sort of the point. Nvidia don't want to kill their own cards.

I must say, I'm over the manufacturer not planning properly with the software developer. What will happen with this ray tracing feature.. nothing will use it properly, then in 2 years when you've finished all the games they will release patches so you "can replay all your old games" with Ray tracing .woohoo. They need to do this properly so when people spend the money they get the results.

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masscrack

@DeltaCobra:

this is for anyone who wants it and has the money, its not up to you to dictate what people should buy.. for all we know this could be 50% or even double the performance of at 1080 ti in traditional games not including raytracing, so yes if that is the case I want to upgrade my 1080 ti to a 2080 ti, or just even for the new raytracing features.. Thing right now, if you are not interested in the raytracing features just wait for the benchmarks they will leak soon.

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kadaverhagga

@DeltaCobra: I'm still on a Maxwell Titan Black 6Gb... it's DEFINATELY for me! ;)

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OpenMind23

@DeltaCobra: I watched the Livestream yesterday and these new RTX cards are a tech thats been in the making for 10 years. Apparently even the 2070 is many times more powerful than the 1080ti.

I just got a new G-Sync 27" 1440p screen and the 980ti struggles with some games, so the upgrade will be awesome for me :)

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masscrack

@openmind23: many times more powerful *in raytracing applications* but it may be on par with a 1080 ti or better for non-raytracing applications.. we have to wait for benchmarks.

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DeltaCobra

@openmind23: sounds good to me. Hope the upgrade is worth it as the next thing for me will the PS5. So if there are new cards I'm sure do my will want to power up.

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WarFox89

My wallet is ready for 2080TI

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Caj1986

this is pure greed. nvidia is purposely releasing the 2080 ti version to price its at the upper segement 900$+ while trying to maintain 2080 at the upper 700$. in the future any xx80 will be priced at 700$ while the xx80ti will be at 1000$, instead of where the value of the xx80 after dropping be priced at 500$ & the xx80ti be priced at 799$

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OpenMind23

Not sure which to save for, but since I skipped last gen and still have an MSI GTX 980TI, it will be a big jump whichever I buy. The 2080TI looks a beast though :)

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siarhei

@openmind23: Isn't it basically 980 Ti -> 1080 -> 2070 to keep up?

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kadaverhagga

@openmind23: I'm still on a Titan Black so the upgrade will be way more noticeable for me. ;)
I'm very happy though with how my pc has performed so far considering it'll be around 5 years when I upgrade and it has run flawelessly overclocked the whole time. Best pc I built to date and I hope I will get atleast as much mileage out of my new build with one of these turing cards.

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wexorian

So now they segment community and raise PRICES Twice to Squish more money from people because they have F ING monopoly PIGS, it's what ADORE TV thought nvidia would had done , Expecting 60 series to be awful after this Look how much Big difference will be between 2060 vs 2070 and so on , then Compare to 2060 to 1070 and 1070 will still be better I BET, and 2060/50 Prices will be 400$ or something like that , For sole reason go with Radeon or BUY consoles if you want to buy GPU.

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Yams1980

They got us pc gamers by the crusty balls.

The prices on these video cards get more expensive each gen. I wish we had several gpu manufacturers, having only 1 virtually at the moment is a huge problem since they can charge us anything they want. AMD's gpus are so far behind. I just hope AMD does have a plan to get back into competing.

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bbq_R0ADK1LL

I just bought a laptop with a 1070 Max-Q. :( I knew these new cards were coming & it's still gonna be months before they're readily available in laptops but still...

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alien33

@bbq_R0ADK1LL: You're good for the next 3 years, don't worry.

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Jako998

@bbq_R0ADK1LL: lol sell it than. I have a gaming laptop with a gtx 1070 and i don't plan on upgrading for a couple more years. 1070 is giving me great performance. No need to upgrade

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bbq_R0ADK1LL

@jako998: I'm going overseas & taking my desktop isn't really an option. I think a 1070 Max-Q on a 1080P laptop is gonna be fine for the next year or so. I'm looking forward to a desktop upgrade when I get back though.

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ginxeno

This is why AMD need to step up their game, so Nvidia won't be the next intel

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Pyrosa

@ginxeno: AMD is busy eating into Intel's lunch on the server CPU side of the biz... ...and I'm up over 110% on my AMD stock bet as a result.

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wexorian

@ginxeno: They have monopoly and squish Shit tons f money since 2008 because amd can't keep up with GPU market for PC's and More over because of FANBOYS.

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ginxeno

@wexorian: How Fanboys have to do with the lack of competition by AMD? the way i see it, people consider that nvidia is better for gaming since a 3 or 4 years back

I don't think Nvidia had any competition since radeon 295 or something

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wexorian

@ginxeno: Amd was behind Nvidia by 10% and cheaper with 100$ and it had less sales .....

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ginxeno

@wexorian: because they came out late and not giving the performance people expected to be, their best card right now can't even compete with GTX 1080, not the Ti version

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Syphon_Filter2

I am no expert with these things but 95 percent of these new video cards features won't be used by the developers and lies lies. I just finished buying my new pc parts and I bought 1080 TI it's good.

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kadaverhagga

@Syphon_Filter2: Might be true, but I'm not buying it for the ray tracing. Frankly no one is, that's just extra fluff. I'm buying it for the performance upgrade overall to run games. Especially the frames.

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illegal_peanut

Crys in a corner, because of the fact that I don't have the money for this. And hasn't had money for a new GPU since 2014.*

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siarhei

@illegal_peanut: buy X1X and forget about spending money on GPU?

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kadaverhagga

@illegal_peanut: Why not save up? When i was younger and money was more scarse. I always put aside money every month for upgrades little by little because pc gaming is a hobby of mine and I knew I'd like to upgrade in a few years. Then once you decide to upgrade you have the cash. Doesnt have to be much, like 20$ or so.

I don't need it nowadays as I have a good income and nothing but a low cost mortgage as far as loans go. But if I did use the same tactics after I built my current pc I'd have 5 years of savings since I havent upgraded in 5 years. That'd cover the 2080 Ti FE.

This time around I wont just upgrade but sell my old rig and build a completely new one. Been waiting for the new gen of nvidia cards deliberately to get one into the new build. I already have a buyer for my old rig that has been waiting along with me to get my rig. :D

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wexorian

@illegal_peanut: Go get 1050 TI 4GB for 150-170$ or 1060 6GB 200-250$. It will be enough for another 4 year.

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siarhei

@wexorian: Enough for what? Min spec? 1060 is barely enough for new releases as it is already.

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alien33

@siarhei: My 970 OC plays every new game on High/Ultra. I'm good.

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lionheartssj1

Looks like they're mostly sold out of everything on Amazon and the Nvidia store is out of the 2070 as of this writing. Amazon prices look like they're rising.

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Pyrosa

@lionheartssj1: Those are resellers... Don't bite into it.

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