MSI are extremely proud to share with you our take on NVIDIA's exciting new GeForce RTX 20 series GPUs. That's because the 2080 Ti features the company's next-gen Turing architecture, while its RTX designation refers to the card's new ray tracing abilities.
After what seemed like forever, Nvidia announced its new graphics platform today called RTX, built on the Turing architecture. NVIDIA's OEM partners will be building off the reference designs, while the Founders Edition cards will feature the same base clocks but higher boost clocks.
Previously, ray tracing - which is often referred to as the "holy grail" of graphics - was so computationally intense that most games relied on less accurate statistical light models to create the shadows and reflections see in a graphics. This is also when we expect reviews and further details to go live, but we haven't had this confirmed as of yet.
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.
Turing is NVIDIA's brand new, eight-generation architecture that succeeds Pascal. It was not at all feasible in 3D games, except it now is (on a somewhat simpler scale) using NVIDIA's new graphics cards. Pre-orders and availability for the RTX 2070 have not yet been announced at time of writing. Lastly, the RTX 2080 Ti boasts 10 Giga Rays per second, 78 RTX-OPS, and 11 GB frame buffer.
Now we don't know whether this special tech demo was using the RT cores of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti in order to accelerate its performance or not (something that could very well explain the performance difference between the RTX2080Ti and the GTX1080Ti). "Computer graphics will never be the same again", he said at the Gamescom conference in Germany. Nvidia claims that each card can deliver up to six times better performance than previous comparable previous generation cards.
GeForce RTX will also support Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS), which will be coming in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy XV, Ark: Survival Evolved, Hitman 2, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Serious Sam 4 and more.