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 Ti RTX 2080 RTX 2070 GTX 1080
CUDA Cores 4352 2944 2304 2560
Core Clock 1350MHz 1515MHz 1410MHz 1607MHz
Boost Clock 1545MHz
FE: 1635MHz
1710MHz
FE: 1800MHz
1620MHz
FE: 1710MHz
1733MHz
Memory Clock 14Gbps GDDR6 14Gbps GDDR6 14Gbps GDDR6 10Gbps GDDR5X
Memory Bus Width 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
VRAM 11GB 8GB 8GB 8GB
Single Precision Perf. 13.4 TFLOPs 10.1 TFLOPs 7.5 TFLOPs 8.9 TFLOPs
Tensor Perf. (INT4) 430TOPs 322TOPs 238TOPs N/A
Ray Perf. 10 GRays/s 8 GRays/s 6 GRays/s N/A
“RTX-OPS” 78T 60T 45T N/A
TDP 250W
FE: 260W
215W
FE: 225W
175W
FE: 185W
180W
GPU TU102 TU104 TU106 GP104
Transistor Count 18.6B 13.6B 10.8B 7.2B
Architecture Turing Turing Turing Pascal
Manufacturing Process TSMC 12nm “FFN” TSMC 12nm “FFN” TSMC 12nm “FFN” TSMC 16nm
Launch Date 09/27/2018 09/20/2018 10/2018 05/27/2016
Launch Price MSRP: $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.