The new cards are reported to provide six times the performance over previous cards. A GeForce RTX 2070 is also due in October. “The breakthrough is a hybrid rendering model that boosts today’s computer graphics with the addition of lightning-fast ray-tracing acceleration and AI. RTX is going to define a new look for computer graphics. Once you see an RTX game, you can’t go back,” Ssaid Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. The new RT Cores to enable real-time ray tracing of objects and environments with physically accurate shadows, reflections, refractions, and global illumination. The new Turing shader architecture with Variable Rate Shading allows shaders to focus processing power on areas of rich detail, boosting overall performance.
The new memory system is featuring ultra-fast GDDR6 with over 600GB/s of memory bandwidth for high-speed, high-resolution gaming. After all, new and enhanced technologies improve performance of VR applications, including Variable Rate Shading, Multi-View Rendering and VRWorks Audio. In terms of output, Nvidia has equipped each card with DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2 and a USB Type-C VirtualLink port so you can plug VR headsets directly into the card so both USB and HDMI signals will travel along a single wire. The upper end cards will cost around $1899.