Alienware Announces Upgraded Gaming Desktops With Nvidia RTX GPUs

Nvidia announces new raytracing-focused RTX 2080, 2080 Ti graphics cards

Such power comes at a hefty price, with the Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti set to fetch $1,199 (around £940) when it makes its debut on 20 September.

And right away, the name of Nvidia's new GPU indicates that some major changes are in store. Nvidia has also combined the various performance metrics of Turing to come up with a new performance metric to reflect the shift in processing methods here, arriving at a figure of 78T RTX-OPS (tera ray tracing operations per second).

But before we go on, ray-tracing for the uninitiated is a rendering technique that traces the path of light rays that illuminates an entire scene; that includes the reflection of reflections in reflections.

You can get a small taste of what to expect from real-time ray tracing in the video below, which shows it both enabled and disabled in Battlefield V. It takes into account things such as light scattering, shadows, and even the type of surface each photon bounced off before reaching your viewpoint in the game.

Popular component maker GIGABYTE put forward a number of its known cards with RTX 20 branding on them. These games will utilize the new DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API developed by Microsoft on Windows. Based on NVIDIA's new Turing architecture, MSI announces it will carry the following series as seen in this PR.

Part of how the new chip achieves high resolution graphics quickly is a special section of the chip that finishes most of the image but then uses artificial intelligence to guess what the unfinished pixels should look like.

Intel 9th generation Core processors leaked in detail, launch on October 1
The flagship processor - Intel Core i9-9900K - is reportedly going to out 8 cores and 16 threads with a 3.6GHz base clock. However, you can expect desktop PCs launching after October 1st to offer support for up to Intel 9th-gen chips.

Alienware is wasting no time with Nvidia's hot new RTX GPUs.

It's not a lot of info, but ahead of Nvidia's keynote on the eve of Gamecom in Germany, MSI has jumped the gun and released details of its RTX 20-series of cards.

The undisputed star of today's presentation is the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

The RTX 2070 will include 8GB of vRAM and will have 45T of RTX-OPS, while the standard RTX 2080 moves up to 60T of RTX-OPS, with the top-end RTX 2080 featuring a massive 11GB of vRAM and 78T of RTX-OPS. According to Huang, it would take 10 of Nvidia's previous-generation graphics card - the GTX 1080Ti - to keep up with Tensor.

If we had to guess, we'd say that the RTX 2080 will probably be the card most serious PC gamers opt for.

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