GeForce RTX 20-series – fresh GPU power from Nvidia
Many PC gamers are proud of the possibility to boost the performance of their devices – that’s quite an advantage over consoles. One of the most significant aspects here is the power of graphics cards. Can your computer run games on 4K with 60 FPS? With the newest GPUs from Nvidia, it probably will!
GeForce RTX 20-series has been announced at Gamescom 2018. It includes three models. All are based on the Turing architecture, developed by Nvidia, and offer real-time ray-tracing effects in gaming.
- RTX 2070 – the basic model of this generation;
- RTX 2080 – the premium GPU;
- RTX 2080 Ti – the ultimate power for the most advanced and demanding gamers.
The predecessors of the newest graphics cards are devices of GeForce GTX 10-series. According to the official tests, RTX 2080 will be twice as powerful:
One of the weightiest arguments of console gamers in the discussion about the best gaming devices is the price of hardware – building a decent PC is quite an expensive task. The new GPUs from Nvidia will not be the cheapest parts of your computer. The expected prices are:
- $599 for RTX 2070 (Founder Edition by Nvidia). Versions from third-party manufacturers will start at $499);
- $799 for the RTX 2080 (or alternatives starting at $699);
- $1,199 for the RTX 2080 Ti (or starting at $999).
So, you should sell on DMarket quite a lot of CS:GO skins and Dota 2 items to buy these GPUs. Still, the motivation to get them is quite high – the improved performance means not only crisper images on the screen but also faster responses in online multiplayer games and potentially better results in matches.
The third-party manufacturers of RTX 20-series are such companies as MSI, Gigabyte, Asus, EVGA, and Zotac. The GPUs of Founder Edition will be a bit more powerful. Here is a short comparison of the RTX-2080:
GeForce RTX 2080 is available for pre-order on the official site of Nvidia. This model will be available on or around September 20. The release date for the other cards of RTX-20-series is still unknown.
To prove the power of its new GPUs, Nvidia demonstrates clips from some games, such as Battlefield V, Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, and Metro Exodus:
Of course, gamers will be able to “feel” the real performance of GeForce RTX-series only on their particular computers, in a particular hardware environment. Some quick-testers already expressed their doubts on 4K and 60 FPS in each and every game. Also, some critics draw attention to the price, which is a bit higher than of Nvidia’s direct competitor, AMD Radeon RX Vega Series.
Will you consider buying GeForce RTX 20 graphics cards for your computer upgrade? Which game are you going to play with boosted visual performance? Maybe, this will be one of the games from our list of The 45 Best PC Games Ever…