NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 With 8GB vRAM Launching On October 17 For $499 MSRP ($599 FE)

Sep 25, 2018
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NVIDIA has just confirmed the launch date of its RTX 2070 graphics card featuring the TU106 'Turing' GPU as 17 October 2018. The 'affordable' tier graphics card is slated to have MSPR of $499 for the custom variants and $599 for the Founders Edition. However, considering that RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 are nowhere near MSRP for the custom editions, we will probably not see these cards hit these prices anytime soon after launch - especially in light of the new tariffs. If you want to grab one at a guaranteed price - the founder's edition is your only option.

NVIDIA's RTX 2070 features 8 GB of GDDR6 and a 6 Gigaray RTX engine, launching October 17th

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 is based on the Turing TU106 GPU which features 2304 CUDA Cores and a 6 Gigaray raytracing engine. 36 Ray tracing cores and 288 Tensor cores are present on the die as well. This makes it the third card to be RTX and DLSS ready (whenever titles supporting these features ship that is). SLI support was removed from the card for reasons unknown.

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The RTX 2070 will feature 45 Trillion operations per second on the RTX side which translates to 6 Gigarays. The boost clock (guaranteed) will be 1710 MHz - which means we can expect dynamic turbo boost to go up to 1900 MHz+ easily on most custom variants. Base clock is an easy 1410 MHz. Memory will be 8GB GDDR6 and be clocked at 14 Gbps which translates to 448 GB/s over a 256-bit bus width.

The card will consume 185W of power and feature a single 8-pin connector on the founder's edition. The aesthetics of the FE are the same as the 2080 Ti and 2080, featuring the great and classy metallic design of olde. The RTX 2070 at 1900 MHz boost clock will output a single precision peak performance of 8.755 TFLOPs. I expect this number to be even higher if custom variants go over this mark.

The launch date is 17th October - which is the third week of next month and considering the amount of demand for these cards right now, and the fact that they feature bleeding edge tech like GDDR6 and 12nm FF, we also expect supply to be low in the start. If you are someone who wants to buy these, you would be better off placing an order as soon as possible or wait till they re-stock because the second-hand market and e-tailers are sure to react to demand and price gouge these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX/GTX "Turing" Family:

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPERNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
GPU ArchitectureTuring GPU (TU117)Turing GPU (TU116)Turing GPU (TU116)Turing GPU (TU116)Turing GPU (TU106)Turing GPU (TU106)Turing GPU (TU104)Turing GPU (TU102)
Process12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN
Die Size200mm2284mm2284mm2284mm2445mm2445mm2545mm2754mm2
Transistors4.7 Billion6.6 Billion6.6 Billion6.6 Billion10.6 Billion10.6 Billion13.6 Billion18.6 Billion
CUDA Cores896 Cores1408 Cores1408 Cores1536 Cores1920 Cores2304 Cores2944 Cores4352 Cores
TMUs/ROPs56/3288/4888/4896/48120/48144/64192/64288/96
GigaRaysN/AN/AN/AN/A5 Giga Rays/s6 Giga Rays/s8 Giga Rays/s10 Giga Rays/s
Cache1.5 MB L2 Cache1.5 MB L2 Cache1.5 MB L2 Cache1.5 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache6 MB L2 Cache
Base Clock1485 MHz1530 MHz1530 MHz1500 MHz1365 MHz1410 MHz1515 MHz1350 MHz
Boost Clock1665 MHz1785 MHz1785 MHz1770 MHz1680 MHz1620 MHz
1710 MHz OC
1710 MHz
1800 MHz OC
1545 MHz
1635 MHz OC
Compute3.0 TFLOPs5.0 TFLOPs5.0 TFLOPs5.5 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs7.5 TFLOPs10.1 TFLOPs13.4 TFLOPs
MemoryUp To 4 GB GDDR5Up To 6 GB GDDR5Up To 6 GB GDDR6Up To 6 GB GDDR6Up To 6 GB GDDR6Up To 8 GB GDDR6Up To 8 GB GDDR6Up To 11 GB GDDR6
Memory Speed8.00 Gbps8.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps12.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps
Memory Interface128-bit192-bit192-bit192-bit192-bit256-bit256-bit352-bit
Memory Bandwidth128 GB/s192 GB/s336 GB/s288 GB/s336 GB/s448 GB/s448 GB/s616 GB/s
Power ConnectorsN/A8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8+8 Pin8+8 Pin
TDP75W120W125W120W160W185W (Founders)
175W (Reference)
225W (Founders)
215W (Reference)
260W (Founders)
250W (Reference)
Starting Price$149 US$219 US$229 US$279 US$349 US$499 US$699 US$999 US
Price (Founders Edition)$149 US$219 US$229 US$279 US$349 US$599 US$799 US$1,199 US
LaunchApril 2019March 2019October 2019February 2019January 2019October 2018September 2018September 2018
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