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

Sep 19, 2018
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti & GeForce RTX 2080

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

NVIDIA Turing GPU - NVIDIA Turing GPUs - TU102, TU104, TU106

NVIDIA is for the first time not only launching the **80 and **70 cards along with the flagship **80 Ti model but they are also launching graphics cards with three different GPUs. While the GPUs are similar in design, the configurations are very different and one thing we can tell is that the configs leave a lot of room for NVIDIA to expand upon in the future if they want to.

What I mean to say is that the RTX 2080 Ti isn’t based on the full TU102 GPU, the RTX 2080 is also not based on the full TU104 GPU while the RTX 2070 is the only card that utilizes the full config of the GPU its based upon, the Turing TU106.

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One more thing, these GPUs are really huge in terms of die size compared to the Pascal GPU, while using the 12nm process. The reason being the added INT32 execution units and Tensor cores which weren’t available on any previous consumer based GeForce graphics cards. Hence, the TU106 GPU which succeeds the GP106 GPU is over twice as large as its predecessor (445mm2 versus 200mm2).

NVIDIA Turing TU102 GPU

The TU102 is made up of 6 graphics processing clusters with 6 SM units on each cluster. That makes up 72 SM units for a total of 4608 cores in an 18.6 billion transistor package measuring 754mm2.

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NVIDIA TU102 GPU

GPU NameGM200GP102GV100TU102
Flagship GPU DesignTitan XTitan XPTitan VQuadro RTX 8000
ArchitectureMaxwellPascalVoltaTuring
Process Node28nm16nm FF12nm FFN12nm FFN
Transistors8 Billion12 Billion21.1 Billion18.6 Billion
Die Size601mm2471mm2815mm2754mm2
GPCs6666
TPCsN/A304236
SMs24308472
ROPs96969696
TMUs192240320288
L2 Cache3 MB3 MB4.5 MB6 MB
CUDA Cores / SM1281286464
CUDA Cores / GPU3072384051204608
Tensor Cores / SMN/AN/A88
Tensor Cores / GPUN/AN/A640576
RT CoresN/AN/AN/A72
GPU Base Clock1000 MHz1405 MHz1200 MHz1455 MHz
GPU Boost Clock1089 MHz1582 MHz1455 MHz1770 MHz
RTX-OPSN/AN/ATBD84
Rays CastN/A1.1TBD10
Peak FP32 TFLOPs6.612.113.816.3
Peak FP16 TFLOPsN/AN/A27.632.6
Peak FP16 TOPsN/AN/A110130.5
Peak INT8 TOPsN/AN/AN/A261.0
Peak INT4 TOPsN/AN/AN/A522.0
VRAM12 GB GDDR512 GB GDDR5X12 GB HBM248 GB GDDR6
Memory Bus384-bit384-bit3072-bit384-bit
Memory Clock7 Gbps11.4 Gbps1.7 Gbps14 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth336.6 GB/s547.6 GB/s652.8 GB/s672 GB/s
Register File Size / SM256 KB256 KB256 KB256 KB
Register File / GPU6 MB7 MB14 MB18 MB
Texture Fill Rate209.1 GT/s380 GT/s465.6 GT/s510 GT/s
TDP250W250W250W280W

NVIDIA Turing TU104 GPU

The TU104 is made up of 6 graphics processing clusters with 4 SM units on each cluster. That makes up 48 SM units for a total of 3072 cores in a 13.6 billion transistor package measuring 545mm2.

NVIDIA Turing TU106 GPU

The TU106 is made up of 3 Graphics processing clusters with 6 SM units on each cluster. That makes up 36 SM units for a total of 2304 Cores in a 10.6 billion transistor package measuring 445mm2.

Here’s another thing, the GP106 was used in the GTX 1060 which is more of a mainstream graphics card. However, while the RTX 2070 rocks a TU106 GPU which may make it look like a mainstream GPU with a much higher price tag, it does have overall better specifications compared to the GP104 based GTX 1070 with higher Cores, better memory, and more features. It also has around twice as many cores as the GTX 1060 so calling it a mainstream graphics card won’t be a wise choice.

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