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Zotac hosts a quartet of RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Tis

Zotac hosts a quartet of RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Tis

At its Gamescom event today, Nvidia announced the new GeForce RTX line of graphics cards, which are available September 20-just in time for holiday game releases, including Battlefield 5. While it may not receive quite as much hype as E3, the expo has reached attended of over 300,000 visitors every year since 2013. The GeForce RTX 2070 doesn't have a release date listed on Nvidia's website but is listed at $600. As we've seen in the plethora of leaks over the past few days, NVIDIA's partners are primarily adopting a triple-fan setup for their custom GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards.

Nvidia has also recruited publishers of some of the biggest upcoming games of 2018, as evidenced by a few tweets using the company's #BeForTheGame hashtag. NVIDIA claims Turing is 6X faster at ray tracing applications than Pascal.

Price-wise, the new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will go for USD 1199 (about RM 4920) while the GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2070 can be obtained for USD 799 (about RM 3279) and USD 599 (about RM 2458) respectively. That new nomenclature is a nod to the ray-tracing capabilities of the new Turing architecture.

"Turing opens up a new golden age of gaming, with realism only possible with ray tracing, which most people thought was still a decade away", Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, said at the conference. At the top, the RTX 2080 Ti offers the full 10 Giga Rays per second, 78T RTX-OPS, and an 11GB frame buffer and will start at $999 excluding tax.

According to Nvidia, this jump to Turing will usher in consumer-grade raytracing in real-time video games. The end result is computer generated images and graphics look fabulously realistic and as shiny as the polished bonce of Chris Merriman.

Popular component maker GIGABYTE put forward a number of its known cards with RTX 20 branding on them.

GeForce RTX will also support Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS), which will be coming in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy XV, Ark: Survival Evolved, Hitman 2, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Serious Sam 4 and more.