NVIDIA announced the company's next family of desktop GPU cards, the RTX 20-series. This series of graphics processors further push the boundaries of PC gaming, making 4K at a stable frame rate more of a reality and putting them in the running for best graphics card options available. Here are all the third-party cards we've spotted so far.
ASUS unveiled a number of RTX 2070, 2080 and 2080 Ti cards for preorder. Like other vendors, the company has included a blower cooled GPU and there's even a ROG Strix 2080 for good measure.
EVGA is also hopping aboard the RTX 20-series hype train with numerous RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 cards already up for order. Some options include the ability to control RGB lighting, as you'd expect to see in gaming components in 2018.
Popular component maker GIGABYTE put forward a number of its known cards with RTX 20 branding on them. Also sporting the new NVIDIA processor and other upgraded components, of course.
MSI only have a select number of cards listed on the company's website. The RTX 2080 Duke (OC) and RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio both have similar designs and specifications, while the RTX 2070 Gaming Z offers better value for those on a tighter budget.
PNY wasn't going to sit on the sideline and allow competitors to launch and sell numerous RTX cards, though we've only spotted the following:
Picking the RTX 2070, RTX 2080, or RTX 2080 Ti GPU ensures you're ahead of the pack when it comes to PC gaming. If you're struggling to decide, the ZOTAC RTX 2080 is an excellent choice and our current pick. However, note that stock is quickly being bought up and some of these options might not be available right now. Keep tabs on the cards you want so you can be notified when they're available again. Resellers are also charging a fortune right now because of supply and demand, so beware of obscene pricing.
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I'm really interested in the 2070 cards, good performance for the price
Something to remember, the 2070 cards will NOT support SLI.
They do not include the new SLI Bridge header connectors. They should be fast enough that most users won't need it anyway.
If you want that speed, go get the 2080 cards.
I don't need SLI, and I can't justify the cost of one 2080, let alone two unfortunately
*Wipes drool off phone.*
I wonder what software will push real time ray tracing first, and if it's able to really create a trend
UE4, Frostbite, and a bunch of the Game Engines and IDE's already support it according to nVidia.
That means they can build it into their products so, like Tessellation, if the hardware is there, it will "just work".
RX12 is a standard extension to the DX12 API so it is likely EVERYBODY will support it in their games that target DX12. A long list of games was announced at the launch that will/do support it.
My question is; XBOX Support? Unlikely as it just doesn't have the hardware being that it's AMD-based.
No chance right now. Would assume AMD is working on something similar in its next batch of GPUs, but we'll have to wait and see. This is really pushing things forward though.
Where can I order the $499 version?
It's a recommended price. NVIDIA's own founders edition isn't the entry level price for any of these cards.
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