The waiting is over, on Monday evening Nvidia announced a brand new graphics card called the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. This is going to be the new top-of-the-range graphics card.
So let’s take a look at the specs that this card will have packed into it. This graphics card will feature a massive 11GB of GDDR6 memory at a speed of 14Gbps (gigabits per second). It operates at a speed of 1350 MHz with the ability to boost up to 1545 MHz. In terms of the connectors, you’ve got DisplayPort, HDMI and USB C(AKA USB Type C).
Those are the key specs of the graphics card itself. However, to put it into your system, you will need to have a 650W (at the minimum) in order to power it. Your power supply will need to have two 8-pin PCI express connectors on it. Additionally, your system will need to have Windows 10 (with the April 2018 update installed on it).
So, how much will one of these things set you back? Well, Nvidia’s own take on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will set you back £1099 for the founder’s edition.
Before I go further, I should also mention that the RTX 2080 Ti is not the only graphics card that Nvidia has coming out on the 20th of September. They also announced the RTX 2080 (one step down from the RTX 2080 Ti in terms of performance) and the RTX 2070(one step down from the RTX 2080). The founder’s edition of these will cost you £749 and £569 directly from Nvidia respectively and will both be released on the 20th of September.
The other manufacturers of graphics cards (such as Gigabyte/Aorus, MSI, and EVGA) have already come out with their own versions of the RTX 2080 Ti. What I am trying to say is that the pricing between these manufacturers may vary.
The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will be available worldwide starting from the 20th of September 2018. If you wish to pre-order these cards, then you can do so from Nvidia’s website right now.
To see one of the GeForce RTX graphics cards in action, I would highly recommend checking out the video above. I am pretty sure these cards could run the likes of Doom Eternal at max settings. With that said, there are a whole host of other games coming out soon that these cards could run at max settings. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if developers are working hard to take advantage of all this new hardware.
Will you be buying an RTX 2080 Ti?