NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series Review Ft. RTX 2080 Ti & RTX 2080 Founders Edition Graphics Cards – Turing Ray Traces The Gaming Industry



NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti & GeForce RTX 2080

19th September, 2018
Type Graphics Cards
Price $1199 US / $799 US

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series - GeForce RTX 2070, The Gamers Essential

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 is designed to be the essential Turing GeForce graphics card for all gamers. It is the most affordable RTX card in NVIDIA's inventory so we can see it becoming a very popular solution amongst the gaming masses.

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Coming to Turing, the GeForce RTX 2070 is powered by the Turing TU106 GPU. The TU106 GPU is the successor to NVIDIA's GP106 GPU and sticks to the same principles which made the GTX 1060 6GB and GTX 1060 3GB great which is to offer gamers the best performance at the highest efficiency rate (perf/watt) and deliver products that are highly competitive in pricing and performance.

GeForce RTX — New Family of Gaming GPUs
The new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070 GPUs are packed with features never before seen in a gaming GPU, including:

  • New RT Cores to enable real-time ray tracing of objects and environments with physically accurate shadows, reflections, refractions, and global illumination.
  • Turing Tensor Cores to perform lightning-fast deep neural network processing.
  • New NGX neural graphics framework integrates AI into the overall graphics pipeline, enabling AI algorithms to perform amazing image enhancement and generation.
  • New Turing shader architecture with Variable Rate Shading allows shaders to focus processing power on areas of rich detail, boosting overall performance.
  • New memory system featuring ultra-fast GDDR6 with over 600GB/s of memory bandwidth for high-speed, high-resolution gaming.
  • NVIDIA NVLink, a high-speed interconnect that provides higher bandwidth (up to 100 GB/s) and improved scalability for multi-GPU configurations (SLI).
  • Hardware support for USB Type-C and VirtualLink, a new open industry standard being developed to meet the power, display and bandwidth demands of next-generation VR headsets through a single USB-C connector.
  • New and enhanced technologies to improve the performance of VR applications, including Variable Rate Shading, Multi-View Rendering, and VRWorks Audio.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX/GTX "Turing" Family:

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 D6NVIDIA 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 (TU117)Turing GPU (TU116)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 FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN
Die Size200mm2200mm2284mm2284mm2284mm2284mm2445mm2445mm2545mm2754mm2
Transistors4.7 Billion4.7 Billion6.6 Billion6.6 Billion6.6 Billion6.6 Billion10.6 Billion10.6 Billion13.6 Billion18.6 Billion
CUDA Cores896 Cores896 Cores1280 Cores1408 Cores1408 Cores1536 Cores1920 Cores2304 Cores2944 Cores4352 Cores
GigaRaysN/AN/AN/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 Cache1.5 MB L2 Cache1.5 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache6 MB L2 Cache
Base Clock1485 MHz1410 MHz1530 MHz1530 MHz1530 MHz1500 MHz1365 MHz1410 MHz1515 MHz1350 MHz
Boost Clock1665 MHz1590 MHz1725 MHz1785 MHz1785 MHz1770 MHz1680 MHz1620 MHz
1710 MHz OC
1710 MHz
1800 MHz OC
1545 MHz
1635 MHz OC
Compute3.0 TFLOPs3.0 TFLOPs4.4 TFLOPs5.0 TFLOPs5.0 TFLOPs5.5 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs7.5 TFLOPs10.1 TFLOPs13.4 TFLOPs
MemoryUp To 4 GB GDDR5Up To 4 GB GDDR6Up To 4 GB GDDR6Up 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 Gbps12.00 Gbps12.00 Gbps8.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps12.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps
Memory Interface128-bit128-bit128-bit192-bit192-bit192-bit192-bit256-bit256-bit352-bit
Memory Bandwidth128 GB/s192 GB/s192 GB/s192 GB/s336 GB/s288 GB/s336 GB/s448 GB/s448 GB/s616 GB/s
Power ConnectorsN/AN/A6 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8+8 Pin8+8 Pin
TDP75W75W100W120W125W120W160W185W (Founders)
175W (Reference)
225W (Founders)
215W (Reference)
260W (Founders)
250W (Reference)
Starting Price$149 US$149 US$159 US$219 US$229 US$279 US$349 US$499 US$699 US$999 US
Price (Founders Edition)$149 US$149 US$159 US$219 US$229 US$279 US$349 US$599 US$799 US$1,199 US
LaunchApril 2019April 2020November 2019March 2019October 2019February 2019January 2019October 2018September 2018September 2018

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 ($599 USD) - The High-End GeForce Turing Graphics Card - 185W TDP and 8 GB GDDR6 Memory

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 features the TU106 GPU (TU106-400-A1) core which comprises of 2304 CUDA cores. NVIDIA's 12nm FinFET architecture allows higher core count while retaining faster clock speeds which we have already seen on Pascal cards. The chip houses 10.6 Billion transistors which are a nice jump compared to the 7.2 Billion transistors on the Pascal GP104 GPU. The card delivers much higher performance due to enhanced core design that adds incremental IPC gains.

The actual clock speeds are maintained at 1410 MHz base and 1620 MHz (Up to 1710 MHz OC on Founders Edition). The chip features 8 GB of GDDR6 (next-gen) memory featured across a 256-bit bus and clocked at 14 GB/s. This leads to a total bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 features just 185W TDP on the Founders Edition and 175W TDP on the non-Founders Edition graphics cards. Coupled with a very smooth power delivery system to avoid leakage, the chip is one of the most efficient GPU architecture ever designed for gamers. The display outputs for the card include 3 Display Port 1.4 (4K @ 120 Hz), 1 HDMI 2.0b (4K @ 60 Hz) and USB Type-C connector for the Virtual link which means that it is capable to support all next-gen displays with new standards. Power is fed through an 8 and 6 pin connector configuration.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series Design, Next-Gen NVTTM With Dual Fan Cooler, Beefy Aluminum Fin Based Heatsink, Heavy Overclock Ready PCB

When it comes to the cooler design, NVIDIA is taking a major departure from their blower styled cooler from previous reference designs and going for a strong dual fan cooling system which is said to deliver better cooling performance. The cooler comprises of dual rotatory fans that push cool air towards a large heatsink block that is made up of several aluminum fins and interconnects via heat pipe technology.

The factory overclocked GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition graphics card features a next-gen 6-phase power supply for maximum overclocking and dual-axial 13-blade fans coupled with a new vapor chamber for ultra-cool and quiet performance. via NVIDIA

The cooler has a high-performance vapor chamber underneath the hood which uses a copper base to effectively dissipate heat from the GPU and surroundings such as the VRAM.

All of this is packed beneath an elegant looking cooler which doesn't use the same design pattern as the GeForce 10 series founders edition cards. Those went with a more polygonal texture but this is more of a plain design featuring an aluminum shroud with a matte black finish in the center. The RTX 2080 / 2080 Ti logo is seen on the side and has LEDs to glow when the card is operational. The shroud engulfs the entire card, leading from the top and even the back which acts as a backplate and looks very neat.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Official Photo Gallery:

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