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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB and RTX 2080 8 GB Graphics Cards Core Specifications Confirmed – 2080 Ti With TU102 GPU Rocks 4352 CUDA Cores, 2080 With TU104 Rocks 2944 CUDA Cores

Aug 17, 2018
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The specifications of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 graphics cards are now confirmed by Videocardz. The graphics cards which are expected to be announced on 20th August will be the first major leap in GPU design by NVIDIA, featuring their latest Turing GPU architecture.

NVIDIA Turing GPU Based GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Comes With 11 GB GDDR6 Memory and 4352 Cores, GeForce RTX 2080 Comes With 8 GB GDDR6 Memory and 2944 Cores

Starting off with the details, we know that there will be at least two high-performance graphics cards from NVIDIA announced on Monday during their GeForce Celebration event. These cards were confirmed to be the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080.

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Both graphics cards are based on the 12nm Turing GPU architecture and will be a major leap from previous GeForce GPUs in terms of design and technologies they have to offer. We will learn more about these features during the event so let's take a look at the core specifications of these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX/GTX "Turing" Family:

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660NVIDIA 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 (TU106)Turing GPU (TU106)Turing GPU (TU104)Turing GPU (TU102)
Process12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN
Die Size200mm2284mm2284mm2445mm2445mm2545mm2754mm2
Transistors4.7 Billion6.6 Billion6.6 Billion10.6 Billion10.6 Billion13.6 Billion18.6 Billion
CUDA Cores896 Cores1408 Cores1536 Cores1920 Cores2304 Cores2944 Cores4352 Cores
TMUs/ROPs56/3288/4896/48120/48144/64192/64288/96
GigaRaysN/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 Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache6 MB L2 Cache
Base Clock1485 MHz1530 MHz1500 MHz1365 MHz1410 MHz1515 MHz1350 MHz
Boost Clock1665 MHz1785 MHz1770 MHz1680 MHz1620 MHz
1710 MHz OC
1710 MHz
1800 MHz OC
1545 MHz
1635 MHz OC
Compute3.0 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 8 GB GDDR6Up To 8 GB GDDR6Up To 11 GB GDDR6
Memory Speed8.00 Gbps8.00 Gbps12.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps
Memory Interface128-bit192-bit192-bit192-bit256-bit256-bit352-bit
Memory Bandwidth128 GB/s192 GB/s288 GB/s336 GB/s448 GB/s448 GB/s616 GB/s
Power ConnectorsN/A8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8+8 Pin8+8 Pin
TDP75W120W120W160W185W (Founders)
175W (Reference)
225W (Founders)
215W (Reference)
260W (Founders)
250W (Reference)
Starting Price$149 US$219 US$279 US$349 US$499 US$699 US$999 US
Price (Founders Edition)$149 US$219 US$279 US$349 US$599 US$799 US$1,199 US
LaunchApril 2019March 2019February 2019January 2019October 2018September 2018September 2018

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Graphics Card - The Flagship 2018 Turing Based Gaming Graphics Card

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti aims to be the flagship gaming graphics card based on the Turing GPU architecture for 2018. I say gaming because there might be a Titan that comes out with better specifications and the Quadro RTX 6000 and RTX 8000 cards are already configured with better specifications but for gaming solely, this would be the card to get if you're looking to get the best bang for the buck.

The card will feature the TU102 GPU core, same as the ones on the higher-end Quadro parts. The chip will be configured with 4352 CUDA cores so that's slightly less than the full-on configuration of 4608 CUDA cores we saw on the Quadro variants. This means the ROP/TMU count would be lower too. In terms of memory, the card will feature 11 GB of GDDR6 memory which is the same VRAM size as the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti but the faster 14 Gbps DRAM dies would enable for a higher band-width of 616 GB/s compared to 484 GB/s. This will be running across a 352-bit memory bus which is a cut-down version compared to the 384-bit bus on the Quadro cards.

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Based on leaks, we can expect the TDP of this card to be around 225-250W and would require dual 8-pin power connectors to boot. We have already seen several custom variants that feature a dual 8 pin configuration so that is expected.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Graphics Card - Hitting The Sweet Spot of High-End Gaming Performance

The GeForce RTX 2080 is based on the Turing TU104 GPU and it can now be confirmed that the TU104-400-A1 isn't the full chip but a slightly cut down variant of the Quadro RTX 5000 graphics card. The card will feature 2944 CUDA cores, an 8 GB GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 Gbps and a 256-bit bus interface. This would allow for 448 GB/s of bandwidth.

This card is said to be using an 8+6 pin power connector configuration which was suggested once again by the leaked PCB. We can extrapolate that the TDP would be somewhere in between 180-210W which is reasonable for a **-104 GPU. We do not know what the final clocks would be like but guesses are somewhere in the range of 1.8-1.9 GHz for boost and further that can be achieved through overclocking. We know that GDDR6 has the potential to reach speeds north of 20 Gbps so that will be an interesting tech worth checking out by overclockers.

Overall, the specifications look like we are looking at a big boost in core count and most probably, the architecture itself is going to further increase the per SM and per core performance, delivering us increased performance across all gaming segments which include HDR, VR, 4K/5K, Ray Tracing and much more. You can check out tons of custom cards that were unveiled by our friends at the Videocardz here!

Which NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series graphics card are you looking forward to the most?
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