Mere hours before Nvidia’s official launch of the upcoming 20xx series of Graphic Cards, we might already have leaks and information regarding the upcoming lineup from very credible sources. However, it is not assured that this information might be absolutely true.
After a lot of rumours and different leaks, we finally know that the upcoming series is going to be the 20xx series and will feature the RTX branding instead of the GTX one. However, there seems to be a bit of a confusion in that aspect. While the 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070 will have the RTX tag, sources say that the 2060 will NOT use the RTX tag but rather the GTX tag. This is to imply that it might not have the new Ray Tracing feature since it might not be powerful enough.
Another piece of information that we have is the price for the upcoming 2080 Ti. According to PNY’s listing that was posted on Reddit, the 2080 Ti Overclocked XLR8 Edition will cost you about $899-$999. While this is quite the jump from the current 1080 Ti MSRP of around $700, it could also be a placeholder price for now. The RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 is set to be announced and launched at Nvidia’s Gamescom conference with rumours suggesting that the RTX 2070 and GTX/RTX 2060 being released around late October or early November.
The information that we have regarding the 2080 Ti strongly suggests that it is going to be quite the jump in performance from the GTX 1080 Ti but how much it will is unknown at this point. We can, however, guess a rough estimate based on the difference in CUDA Cores and the fact that it will use the new GDDR6 memory. This means that we can maybe expect a 10%-15% increase in performance between the two generations as seen from the difference in their specs below.
Another interesting leak is the “Dual Fan” Founders edition of the 2080 Ti. Unlike the Founders Edition cards of previous years, this new card will feature a dual fan setup which may mean they’re not going for the blower style design for this specific card and opting for a better cooling solution.
Thankfully, in a few hours time, we’ll know for sure what Nvidia has in store for us. You can go here to watch Nvidia’s Livestream and to read more about their upcoming conference.
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