Of the technology and specifications of the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX based on the 12-nanometer manufacturing process and equipped with memory GDDR6 we have already spoken after the presentation of Cologne, pointing the spotlight on news advertised to the full extent by the NVIDIA itself as the hardware Ray tracing, capable of generating physically accurate reflections and global illumination, and a new extremely effective supersampling, guaranteed by the Tensor Core inherited from the Volta architecture. But during the presentation segment reserved for operators we have obtained a lot of other information on the possibilities of the new GeForce that we know are in release on the market on 20 September in the versions RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti , with 2070 coming instead in October. Combining these new details with those already known we try to outline a complete profile of the new NVIDIA Turing GPUs.
The revolution of Ray tracing has been in preparation for a long time and it is likely that AMD is working on it too, but NVIDIA has played ahead of time and, strong of an already dominant position, has imposed its prices asking 650 euros for the NVIDIA RTX 2070, 869 euros for the NVIDIA RTX 2080 and a good 1279 euros for the NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti. Figures important in an absolute sense, but that have caused some bad mood more than expected given the emergence of a leap lower, in terms of brute power, compared to that made by the previous series. In fact, we are talking about 35 percentage points that do not depend only on the CUDA Core or the new GDDR6 memories at 14Gbps, but also from the highest boost of the Founders editions, this time superior to the design reference. But technology transcends the technical specifications that are bare and crude, both from a hardware and a software point of view. In fact, there are also 12-bit HDR 8K with dedicated HEVC decoder, optimized audio, Virtual Link for virtual reality and NVLink the new interconnect technology that we are really curious to discover where it will take us the promise to overturn the bad situation of the SLI support even if the exclusion of the RTX 2070, with the offer therefore bound only to the top models, has caused several alarm bells to sound. But it could be a simple question of prices as the NVLink is used in supercomputers and enjoys professional support that, translated into video games, could bring back in vogue multiGPU configurations capable of handling a surround of 4K screens . 144Hz screens obviously, but we humans are forced to put aside because of the currently too high prices. But then we already know that it will be difficult to exploit them with the new GPU unless you give up the RTX which, summing up, is a new technology dedicated to Ray Tracing in real time and guaranteed by the new RT Core that reach a maximum of 72 for the RTX 2080 Ti.