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Rumour: Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti looks to have beastly performance

by HEXUS Staff on 17 August 2018, 19:19

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The silicon rumour mill has spun into overdrive regarding Nvidia's upcoming RTX 2000-series GPUs.

We already know the premium line of upcoming cards, based on the Turing architecture, will use derivations of the TU1xx codename, but until now no further substantive details have emerged.

Chief protagonists of the rumour mill, VideoCardz, has apparently been able to 'confirm' that the two best gaming cards will be known as RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080. That makes sense going by Nvidia's recent naming convention.

What's new is the shader-core, memory type and speed specifications, so thanks to those fellas over there, we present what is assumed to be fact.

 
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
GeForce RTX 2080
Launch date
March 2017
September 2018?
September 2018?
Codename
GP102
TU102
TU102
Architecture
Pascal
Turing
Turing
Process (nm)
16
12
12
Transistors (bn)
12
?
?
Die Size (mm²)
471
?
?
Core Clock (MHz)
1,481
?
?
Boost Clock (MHz)
1,582
?
?
Shaders
3,584
4,352
2,944
GFLOPS
11,340
?
?
Memory Size
11GB
11GB
8GB
Memory Bus
352-bit
352-bit
256-bit
Memory Type
GDDR5X
GDDR6
GDDR6
Memory Clock
11Gbps
14Gbps
14Gbps
Memory Bandwidth
484
616
448
ROPs
88
?
?
Gigapixel throughput
134.7
?
?
Gigatexelthroughput
354.4
?
?
L2 cache (KB)
2,816
?
?
Power Connector
8-pin + 6-pin
?
?
TDP (watts)
250
?
?
Current MSRP
$699
??
??

Specifications, as rumoured by VideoCardz

Compared to GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, the new RTX champ is supposed to have over 20 per cent more shaders - plus, one would assume, higher clockspeeds due to the 12nm process - plus heaps more memory bandwidth due to the use of GDDR6 running at a blistering 14Gbps.

Realistically, if VideoCardz' information is correct, even without the efficiency benefits of the Turing architecture, we'd most likely be looking at 30 per cent more shading power and almost the same uptick in memory bandwidth. That ought to lead to some impressive gains when gaming at 4K.

The RTX 2080, meanwhile, cuts down the shader-count to 2,944 but keeps memory bandwidth the same. One would expect it to run the present GTX 1080 Ti reasonably close, going by pure numbers alone.

There remain lots of unknowns, most of which will be detailed during Gamescom next week, but if these high-level specs are true, RTX 2080 (Ti) offer solid gaming promise.

What do you guys think? Do the numbers stack up?



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I wonder how big the chip is?? Will be the first time in a long time if Nvidia launches a new range with a largish chip first.
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So, after 2 years of sucking e-mining industry they will just show that?
I am heavily underwhelmed and I guess there will be more disappointment. My shot for the prices is 2080 at $649 and 2080 Ti at $799 to from one hand show that the 2080 is cheaper than the best card from last generation and also to silently increase the overall pricing.
I also guess that they will tweak driver so the 2080 meets 1080 Ti in benchmarks like tend to do.

So again, the numbers do stack up - however it is not a very great for us customers.

I waited 2 years for the GPU upgrade and now, i don't know if i want to do that any longer - maybe its time to get a console for a half of the price of GPU card alone and forget this industry?
Indeed, DevDrake. Nvidia is doing exactly that, i.e. eliminating the average gamer, and in turn hurting PC gaming immeasurably and irreversibly. The RTX brand (hence technology) are going to be exclusive to high-end buyers only, and so the majority of customers will be left out. In the meantime AMD is doing zero, and in my view is times more contributing to the awful state of affairs.
U wait 2 years? I still sitting on GTX 970 . I want to upgrade !