The availability of NVIDIA’s flagship and next-generation GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards for gaming PCs has been pushed back to 27th September from its original date of 20th September which has been confirmed in a post by Anandtech.
NVIDIA Quietly Delays GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Market Availability By A Week, Now Available on 27th September – RTX 2080 and 2070 Market Availability Remains Unchanged
According to Anandtech, NVIDIA has quietly announced that the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti has been delayed by a week before consumers can get their hands on one. Originally, the flagship graphics card was supposed to launch on 20th September along with the GeForce RTX 2080 but it looks like only the TU104 GPU based graphics card would be available on 20th. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will now be available on 27th September.
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti general availability has shifted to September 27th, a one week delay,” moderator ericnvidia80 wrote. “We expect pre-orders to arrive between September 20th and September 27th. There is no change to GeForce RTX 2080 general availability, which is September 20th.
Market availability is one thing but NVIDIA also had pre-orders open for both cards prior to launch which means those would be affected as well due to the delay. It is stated that the pre-orders are expected to arrive between 20th and 27th September and not 20th as was previously the case with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti cards.
The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the flagship NVIDIA graphics card for gamers that is arriving in the GPU market for a high price of $1199 US for the Founders Edition and $999 US for the custom models. It is definitely the highlight of the GeForce RTX 20 series family and many gamers who pre-ordered or were looking forward to the getting one off the shelves on 20th would be disappointed that they have to wait a week more. Regardless, it’s just a week wait so its manageable but still a bummer for many gamers.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ($999 USD) – The Flagship GeForce Turing Graphics Card – 250W TDP and 11 GB GDDR6 Memory
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is officially announced as NVIDIA’s flagship solution for gamers. Launching next month, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti aims to provide the best gaming performance compared to the previous generation judging by the price, it very well do so as we are talking about $1199 US for Founders Edition and $999 US for custom models.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti features the TU102 GPU (TU102-300-A1) core which comprises of 4352 CUDA cores. NVIDIA’s 12nm FinFET architecture allows higher core count while retaining faster clock speeds which we have already seen on Pascal cards. The chip houses 18.6 Billion transistors which are a huge jump compared to the 12 Billion transistors on the Pascal GP102 GPU. The card delivers much higher performance due to enhanced core design that adds incremental IPC gains.
The actual clock speeds are maintained at 1350 MHz base and 1545 MHz boost (1635 MHz OC). The chip features 11 GB of GDDR6 (next-gen) memory featured across a 352-bit bus and clocked at 14 GB/s. This leads to a total bandwidth of 616 GB/s.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti features a TDP of 250W which goes in line with previous flagship cards. Coupled with a very smooth power delivery system to avoid leakage, the chip is one of the most efficient GPU architecture ever designed for gamers. The display outputs for the card include 3 DisplayPort 1.4 (4K @ 120 Hz), 1 HDMI 2.0b (4K @ 60 Hz) and USB Type-C connector for the Virtual link which means that it is capable to support all next-gen displays with new standards. Power is fed through a dual 8 pin connector configuration.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series Graphics Cards Official Specifications
|Graphics Card Name||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti|
|GPU Architecture||Turing GPU (TU106)||Turing GPU (TU104)||Turing GPU (TU102)|
|Process||12nm NFF||12nm NFF||12nm NFF|
|Transistors||10.6 Billion||13.6 Billion||18.6 Billion|
|CUDA Cores||2304 Cores||2944 Cores||4352 Cores|
|GigaRays||6 Giga Rays/s||8 Giga Rays/s||10 Giga Rays/s|
|Cache||4 MB L2 Cache||4 MB L2 Cache||6 MB L2 Cache|
|Base Clock||1410 MHz||1515 MHz||1350 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1620 MHz|
1710 MHz OC
1800 MHz OC
1635 MHz OC
|Compute||7.5 TFLOPs||10.1 TFLOPs||13.4 TFLOPs|
|Memory||8 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6||11 GB GDDR6|
|Memory Speed||14.00 Gbps||14.00 Gbps||14.00 Gbps|
|Memory Bandwidth||448 GB/s||448 GB/s||616 GB/s|
|Power Connectors||8 Pin||8+8 Pin||8+8 Pin|
|Starting Price||$499 US||$699 US||$999 US|
|Price (Founders Edition)||$599 US||$799 US||$1,199 US|
|Launch||September 2018||September 2018||September 2018|
The GeForce RTX 20 Series Market Availability – Preorder Now, On Shelves 27th September (RTX 2080 Ti)
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series launches today in reference variants first. This time, NVIDIA has already given the green light to their manufacturers to announce custom cards soon after the reference launch which are now available to pre-order on the official GeForce webpage. Or you can head over to this article and check out all the glorious non-reference models which you will be able to get very soon.
The one thing we should tell is that the performance numbers are still under wraps till 19th August which leaves little or no time for consumers to reconsider the pre-orders since the availability is a day later or less than 24 hours. The reviews for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 will go live on 19th September at the same time, but if you are planning to buy one, or already pre-ordered one, but going to reconsider your purchase, then you will have little to think.
Check out the other cards in the links below: