Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics card release date

Joanna Estrada
August 20, 2018

The surprise was spoiled last week when the full list of specifications for an unannounced RTX 2080 Ti card leaked online, giving us an early look at Nvidia's next flagship GPU. Specifically, Nvidia unveiled three new cards, the GeForce RTX 2070, GeForce GTX 2080, and yes, the GeForce GTX 2080 Ti. Typically the Ti models come out several months after Nvidia fleshes out its product stack.

Graphics card maker Nvidia has a special event starting on Monday focusing on their GeForce line. The card is called the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti iChill Black and comes with a pretty massive radiator. And while the 1080 Ti also has 11GB of memory, it has less bandwidth with its GDDR5x memory as opposed to the 2080 Ti's GDDR6. Rumors from VideoCardz and AdoredTV suggest the former (possibly priced at $300 to $500) will be 40% faster than the 1070, carrying a total of 2304 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6 memory. The clock speeds of both the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti aren't clear yet, but that's sure be revealed by Nvidia on Monday. It could also have the grunt to handle ray tracing, which the Turing architecture, which underpins Nvidia's next-gen GPUs, supports through the new Quadro professional-grade graphics cards.

We'll have more to share on the new cards in the coming hours as more is revealed. Flawless real-time ray tracing in video games is still a couple of years away, but Nvidia previously released a teaser video highlighting how it could look.

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