Nvidia Introduces New Graphics Cards as Competition Heats Up

Nvidia Introduces New Graphics Cards as Competition Heats Up

PC gaming has always been costly, but packing one of these into your build is likely only to be for those prepared to invest heavily in their machine. But for now, GeForce RTX's performance in existing rasterized games remains the big mystery keeping many enthusiasts from placing a pre-order. A bridge link for the 2080 Ti or 2080 is $119 if you're lucky enough to be able to afford to of these bad boys. We suspect we'll know more about both soon, but for the moment, there's still a lot about the performance and feature compatibility about these new cards that we still don't yet know. Nvidia revealed three cards at their briefing last night, of which the prices range between $499 and a staggering $999. The RTX 2070 lands sometime in October, but no specific date has been given just yet. But the Founders Edition of the cards are not really as cheap. All the new GPUs will feature at least 8GB GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit bus, and will have 185W TDP rating. Each card is also created to be overclocked, so you can pump even more power out of each one.

Hardware support for USB Type-C™ and VirtualLink™, a new open industry standard being developed to meet the power, display and bandwidth demands of next-generation VR headsets through a single USB-C™ connector. You can also watch the latest trailer from this evening.

MSI was at the front of the pack today when everyone scrambled to announce Turing-based graphics cards.

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Still, ray tracing has always been something of a holy grail for games graphics - it was previously confined to high-end CGI setups.

The new RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 come with in-built real-time ray-tracing technology support. Battlefield V showcased just how different a battle scene looks when reflections are being propagated from every source possible. It's a conundrum that has put paid to many promising technologies in the past, but Nvidia - though a partnership programme which sees it funding development itself - has headed the problem off at the pass and promises wide-spread support when the cards launch next month. Developers include EA, Square Enix, EPIC Games, and more.

And on top of that, the film-grain effect was dialed up to stupid levels, and Nvidia techs gave you a good bollocking if you even looked like you were going to mess with the settings. You can see 100% more detail thanks to seeing the flame in the reflection of the water, or in the reflections of windows on the buildings on the street. Explosions are no more damaging, but they seem to swallow all available light, looking for more menacing as raging orange colour reflects all the way from the light source down a battle-damaged street.

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