Gamescom : NVIDIA recently announced its all new GeForce RTX™ series, the highly innovative and first gaming Graphics Processing Units that is designed on the latest NVIDIA Turing™ architecture as well as the NVIDIA RTX™ platform that features next-gen shaders along with ray tracing in real time and Artificial Intelligence capabilities.
This is one of the biggest ever generational jumps in the gaming Graphics Processing Units industry. Turing has been designed to deliver six times higher performance when compared to Pascal-its predecessor. The new GPU has redefined the Personal Computer as the ultimate platform for gaming and boasts of latest technologies and features that are designed for delivering 4000 HDR gaming at 60 frames every second.
It must be noted that the GeForce RTX, the latest range of Gaming GPUs including GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070 GPUs come with unique features such as New RT Cores that allows ray tracing of environments and objects in real-time alongside shadows, refractions, global illumination and reflections.
The latest NGX neural graphics structure integrated Artificial Intelligence within the pipeline of graphics, allowing the Artificial Intelligence algorithms to offer outstanding image generation and enhancement. The Turing shader framework, featuring Variable Rate Shading enable shaders to offer processing capabilities on areas with rich detailing, thus resulting in GPU’s enhanced performance. Its memory structure features ultra-quick GDDR6 and more than 600GB/s of memory bandwidth that further enables high-res and high-speed gaming. Other features of the GPU include the NVIDIA NVLink®, a high-speed interconnect, which offers higher bandwidth (up to 100 GB/s) as well as enhanced scalability for multi-GPU configurations (SLI). Hardware assistance for USB Type-C™ and VirtualLink™(1), the latest open industry standard that has been developed for meeting the display, power as well as bandwidth requirements of next-gen VR headsets via a single USB-C™ connector.
It must be noted that NVIDIA will also be launching specialized Founders Edition versions of the latest GeForce RTX GPUs. Designed and crafted to the organization’s high standards, the primary features of the GPU include factory-overclocked design with a next-generation 13-phase iMON DrMOS power supply as well as sub-millisecond power management to maximize overclocking. It also comes with Dual 13-blade axial fans that produce (three times) higher airflow as well as ultra-quiet acoustics. Forged as well as machine finished diecast aluminium cover with diamond cut edge detailing offers a lightweight, rigid structure. It also has the First full-card vapor chamber that is two times larger and maximizes heat transferring and heat spreading to the finstack. It also has an enhanced DisplayPort 1.4a along with DSC that enables a single connector to drive an 8000 monitor at 60Hz.
GeForce RTX Gets Industry Support
The top gaming publishers, engine creators as well as developers of the world have offered full support to the NVIDIA RTX platform to offer ray tracing capabilities in real-time as well as the power of Artificial Intelligence to gamers around the world. These include Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Battlefield V, Control, Metro Exodus as well as Assetto Corsa Competizione. The developers who have also offered their support include Square Enix, EA and EPIC Games, among others.
The NVIDIA RTX platform has also been embraced by many developers who professionally render application such as Pixar, Autodesk and Adobe. The GeForce RTX graphics cards, alongside the NVIDIA Founders Edition, shall be offered across two hundred and thirty eight nations as well as territories. The unit is priced at $499 and will be sold by partners including ASUS, EVGA, Colorful, Galaxy, Gainward, Innovision 3D, Gigabyte, Palit, MSI, Zotac and PNY. While, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 will be available at nvidia.com as well as 100 other participating partners, GeForce RTX 2070 shall be available in the month of October.
The GeForce RTX GPUs, fuelled by Turing’s Tensor Cores that offer ultra fast deep neural network processing have also been designed for supporting DLSS (Deep Learning Super-Sampling), an innovative technology that applies AI and deep learning to rendering methods, thereby creating smooth, crisp edges on the objects that have been rendered in games.
DLSS have been adopted by games such as Ark: Survival Evolved from Studio Wildcard, Atomic Heart from Mundfish, Dauntless from Phoenix Labs, Final Fantasy XV from Square Enix, Fractured Lands from Unbroken Studios, Hitman 2 from IO Interactive/Warner Bros and more.