Monday, 22 October, 2018

Nvidia's using AI in chips to make video games even more realistic

Jensen Huang of Nvidia Nvidia announces new raytracing-focused RTX 2080, 2080 Ti graphics cards
Olivia Ford | 21 August, 2018, 12:53

The factory overclocked GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition graphics card features a next-gen 8-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 NVIDIANVIDIA RTX 20 Series Reference PCB - Overclockers Rejoice!

Update #2: NVIDIA just announced prices that were a few hundred dollars cheaper than what was listed on their own website. According to Nvidia, these are the retail prices for the third-party manufacturer cards.

Gamescom 2018 has been given an wonderful start from Nvidia by announcing their new high-end graphics cards, the GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti.

"The breakthrough is a hybrid rendering model that boosts today's computer graphics with the addition of lightning-fast ray-tracing acceleration and AI". That comes as a natural result of the new cards ditching the company's previous Twin Frozr VI cooler used on the 10-series Gaming X boards and going with a newly designed triple-fan cooler bearing modest RGB LED accents. Over at Amazon you can find the same listing for the RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio alongside a listing for the RTX 2080 Duke for the same $800.

The flagship of the bunch is the Predator Orion 9000 series, which you can get configured with up to an Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition with 18 cores and 36 threads, and now up to a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. It's the first time the tech has been made widely available to every day consumers. The company's new Turing architecture, however, can automatically simulate the light rays in real time.

The new GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti are rated for 10.5 Tflops and 14 Tflops respectively.

The Founder's Edition cards will start shipping from September 20 and Nvidia is already taking pre-orders on its website. These new GPUs will also feature the standard NVIDIA features such as Showplay, VR support, 4K output, DirectX 12 support, G-Sync, HDR and many more.

And they looks to be ready to deliver the goods as a series of upcoming games, such as Battlefield V and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, were shown off making use of real-time ray-tracing, which not only makes the games' graphics look a whole lot more realistic but also picks out of a hell of a lot more detail than when no ray-tracing is applied. HP will release the Obelisk in September starting at $879.99 Dollars. Pre-orders and availability for the RTX 2070 have not yet been announced at time of writing.

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