NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti & 2080 Already in The Hands of a Lucky Few, Benchmarks Due Soon

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The dust is only just starting to settle after the bombshells of Monday’s Gamescom NVIDIA RTX 20 series announcement which has left us with more questions than answers. Namely how NVIDIA’s shiny new RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 & RTX 2070 do compared to their Pascal predecessors in good ol’ gaming performance.

Very much unlike the GTX 10 series Pascal launch event a couple of years back, which was chalk full of direct comparisons of the cards and their predecessors, NVIDIA bizarrely hadn’t touched on the performance aspect at all outside of ray tracing comparisons during Monday’s reveal. Throwing around a bunch of painfully incomprehensible GIGA ray & TIPS mumbo jumbo figures only seemed to add to the confusion.

nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-referenceRelated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Dual Fan Founder’s Edition Pictured

At the moment buyers are expected to make a leap of faith and put down $1200 on an RTX 2080 Ti pre-order without actually knowing how the card performs. That’s one hell of an expensive leap of faith if you ask me, but that doesn’t seem to bother some. The first batch of RTX 2080 Ti cards has already seemingly been sold out, with deliveries of new orders now expected no earlier than October 8.

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti & RTX 2080 Already in The Hands of a Lucky Few, Benchmarks Due Soon

For those exercising self-control and waiting for benchmarks I have good news for you. A lucky few already have RTX 2080 Ti & RTX 2080 graphics cards on hand.

Related NVIDIA RTX 2070 Specs Leaked – 2304 Cores, 8GB GDDR6 at ~$400

Take note of the “RTX 2080 Ti” box in the upper left corner.

Word has reached us that reviewers returning from Gamescom are going to be able to start testing the new toys straight away. NVIDIA’s reviewer’s briefing is taking place tomorrow where the company is expected to hand over a working driver to reviewers, so it’s likely they could begin running benchmarks no later than this weekend.

It’s still not clear when exactly the NDA will lift and reviews are allowed to go live, but with a working driver benchmarks are bound to start leaking online. So whilst full reviews may be a week or two off, you can expect to get a very a good idea of how the RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 perform much sooner. As always, stay tuned for more.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series Graphics Cards Official Specifications:

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
GPU ArchitectureTuring GPU (TU104)Turing GPU (TU104)Turing GPU (TU102)
Process12nm NFF12nm NFF12nm NFF
Die SizeTBDTBD754mm2
TransistorsTBDTBD18.4 Billion
CUDA Cores2304 Cores2944 Cores4352 Cores
GigaRays6 Giga Rays/s8 Giga Rays/s10 Giga Rays/s
Cache4 MB L2 Cache?4 MB L2 Cache?6 MB L2 Cache
Base Clock1410 MHz1515 MHz1350 MHz
Boost Clock1620 MHz
1710 MHz OC
1710 MHz
1800 MHz OC
1545 MHz
1635 MHz OC
Compute7.5 TFLOPs10.1 TFLOPs13.4 TFLOPs
Memory Speed14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps
Memory Interface256-bit256-bit352-bit
Memory Bandwidth448 GB/s448 GB/s616 GB/s
Power Connectors8 Pin8+8 Pin8+8 Pin
Price$499 US$699 US$999 US
Price (Founders Edition)$599 US$799 US$1,199 US
LaunchSeptember 2018September 2018September 2018


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