Nvidia Announces When its Flagship RTX 2070 Will be Launched

Nvidia is finally unrolling its latest RTX line of GPUs to the consumers and has already launched the top-of-the-line RTX 2080 priced at a whopping $700.

If you think that’s too expensive for you, Nvidia has a solution. The company is set to launch a cheaper 2000 series GPU, the RTX 2070, based on the same build architecture and has already announced a release date on its official Twitter account.

The card will be hitting the shelves soon on the 17th of October, at a price of $499. The Founders Edition version, however, is a bit expensive at $599.

Here’s a spec comparison:

RTX 2080 TiRTX 2080RTX 2070GTX 1080
CUDA Cores4352294423042560
Core Clock1350MHz1515MHz1410MHz1607MHz
Boost Clock1545MHz
FE: 1635MHz
FE: 1800MHz
FE: 1710MHz
Memory Clock14Gbps GDDR614Gbps GDDR614Gbps GDDR610Gbps GDDR5X
Memory Bus Width352-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit
Single Precision Perf.13.4 TFLOPs10.1 TFLOPs7.5 TFLOPs8.9 TFLOPs
Tensor Perf. (INT4)430TOPs322TOPs238TOPsN/A
Ray Perf.10 GRays/s8 GRays/s6 GRays/sN/A
FE: 260W
FE: 225W
FE: 185W
Transistor Count18.6B13.6B10.8B7.2B
Manufacturing ProcessTSMC 12nm “FFN”TSMC 12nm “FFN”TSMC 12nm “FFN”TSMC 16nm
Launch Date09/27/201809/20/201810/201805/27/2016
Launch PriceMSRP: $999
Founders $1199
MSRP: $699
Founders $799
MSRP: $499
Founders $599
MSRP: $599
Founders $699

Ray Tracing & Other New-Age Features for Cheap

The new RTX series is known for its new-age ray tracing capability, that was showcased by Nvidia at Gamescom last month. It’s a neat feature, that took a lot of processing power in the past, allowing more realistic shadows and reflections in video games.

There are also AI capabilities for optimized gaming, as well as Deep Learning supersampling (or DLSS for short) in Nvidia’s new series which allows you to squeeze a bit more fps out of supported games.

Watch the video below to see ray tracing in action:

Nvidia says that the RTX series should offer six times more performance than the previous GTX series. However, reports claim that it won’t really be much of an upgrade to replace your older GTX 10 series GPU. Also, it’s also better to wait before buying an RTX card, because you won’t be able to utilize its full potential as of yet.


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This is because most of the current generation of games don’t support ray-tracing or DLSS. Even though Nvidia is betting big on ray tracing, calling it “the future of gaming”, it’s still considered a small fancy addition for those who don’t mind the graphics much.

If you don’t need raytracing, you are better off going for a GTX card that’s cheaper and should perform just as well on games available in the market right now.

You can have Nvidia notify you when RTX 2070 launches by visiting this link.