Goodbye GTX... NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080?

Posted on Friday, Aug 10 2018 @ 13:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Is NVIDIA going to get rid of its GTX branding for its high-end cards? A new video from AdoredTV claims the GPU giant's next-gen GeForce cards will adopt "RTX". The YouTube channel claims we can expect the Turing-based GeForce RTX 2080 in August, the RTX 2070 in September, and the GTX 2050 and GTX 2060 in November.

Anyway, take this information with a grain of salt. AdoredTV claims the RTX 2080 will be 50 percent faster than the GTX 1080 and 8 percent faster than the GTX 1080 Ti. It reportedly has 8GB GDDR6 memory and a price in the $500-$700 range. The RTX 2070 is said to have 7GB GDDR6 memory and promises to be 40 percent faster than the GTX 1070, for $300-$500.

The GTX 2060 is claimed to be 27 percent faster than the GTX 1060 and is rumored to have 5GB GDDR6 memory, this one has an expected price in the $200-$300 range. Last we have the GTX 2050, this $100-$200 mid-range card promises a 50 percent performance jump versus the GTX 1050 Ti and sticks with 4GB GDDR5 memory. Oh yeah, there's also a Titan RTX, that one will supposedly cost $3,000 and offer 15 percent more performance than the Titan V.

Will be interesting to see how much truth there is to this. RTX seems to be a reference to ray-tracing, a technology that will require a high-end video card. NVIDIA recently trademarked GeForce RTX and Quadro RTX so the new naming doesn't seem far-fetched. Personally, I hope it's not true as the "R" in RTX reminds me too much of AMD's Radeon.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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