Official NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti, 2080, & 2070 Specs, Price, Release Date | GamersNexus
Update: Added a correction for SM / CUDA Core numbers, now that full details have been leaked.
NVIDIA announced its new Turing video cards for gaming today, including the RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, and RTX 2070. The cards move forward with an upgraded-but-familiar Volta architecture, with some changes to the SMs and memory. The new RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti ship with reference cards first, and partner cards largely at the same time (with some more advanced models coming 1+ month later), depending on which partner it is. The board partners did not receive pricing or even card naming until around the same time as media, so expect delays in custom solutions. Note that we were originally hearing a 1-3 month latency on partner cards, but that looks to be only for advanced models that are just now entering production. Most tri-fan models should come available on the same date.
Another major point of consideration is NVIDIA’s decision to use a dual-axial reference card, eliminating much of the value of partner cards at the low-end. Moving away from blower reference cards and toward dual-fan cards will most immediately impact board partners, something that could lead to a slow crawl of NVIDIA expanding its direct-to-consumer sales and bypassing partners. The RTX 2080 Ti will be priced at $1200 and will launch on September 20, with the 2080 at $800 (and September 20), and the 2070 at $600 (TBD release date).
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti & 2080 Specs
One of the biggest mistakes people make when comparing new GPUs is to talk about “core count.” This is erroneous for a few reasons, one of which is that core-for-core performance is not identical cross-architecture. From Kepler to Pascal, there were gains upwards of 30% for overall performance-per-watt efficiency, and just drawing a linear comparison between core counts doesn’t accommodate this. Also, CUDA cores aren’t really cores, anyway: They are floating-point units. An SM would be more similar to a core by standard definitions, which call for a core to be capable of fetching and decoding instructions, executing them, reading and writing data to and from registers and cache, and computing results. NVIDIA’s floating-point units can compute results, but can’t do much of the other stuff.
The point of saying all of this is that a strict Pascal vs. Turing core comparison needs to account for architectural differences that could change how well a “core” performs to begin with. People fell into the same trap last time.
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti, 2080, & 2070 Founders Edition Specs
NVidia’s new RTX 2080 Ti hosts 4352 floating point units, with the RTX 2080 non-Ti hosting 2944 FPUs. NVidia is sticking to 64 FPUs per streaming multiprocessor, that’d put the 2080 Ti at 68 SMs, with the 2080 at 46 SMs. NVidia has reworked the SM architecture for this GPU, so we’re not positive on all of the finer details just yet.
The new GPUs also move to GDDR6, an expected shift. At present, GDDR6 runs approximately a 20% higher BOM cost than GDDR5, but that cost will drop over time. GDDR6 allows for minimally 14Gbps per pin throughput on the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti, a noteworthy boost over the 8Gbps and 10Gbps throughput on previous generations. GDDR6 can also push up to 16Gbps per pin, but there is no immediate promise of that for the new GPUs. We are not yet sure on the memory timing impact of GDDR6. The 2080 Ti will host 11GB of GDDR6 on a 352-bit memory bus, with memory bandwidth in the neighborhood of 620GB/s. The RTX 2080 will host 8GB of GDDR6 on a 256-bit interface and therefore allow 448GB/s memory bandwidth.
|RTX 2080 Ti||RTX 2080||RTX 2070|
|FP32 FPUs («CUDA Cores»)||4352||2944||2304|
|Core Clock / Boost Clock||1350/1545
|SLI||NVLink 2-Way||NVLink 2-Way||TBD|
|Release Date||Sept. 20, 2018||Sept. 20, 2018||TBD|
*Source for prices: NVIDIA’s website. NOTE: We have also heard that the prices (perhaps for non-FE cards? Or is there just a miscommunication within NVIDIA?) could also be $500 for the 1070, $700 for the 2080, and $1000 for the 2080 Ti. We think this might be FE vs. Reference, but it could also be miscommunication by NVIDIA’s teams. Not clear at the moment.
Gigabyte RTX 2080 Ti & 2080 Pricing
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming OC 11G
2080 Ti Gaming OC
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Windforce OC 11G
2080 Ti Windforce OC
GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming OC 8G
2080 Gaming OC
GeForce RTX 2080 Windforce OC 8G
2080 Windforce OC
NVIDIA has moved the price forward in significant ways with this launch. The 2070 is not a linear line from the 1070 in price — it’s closer to a 1080, and the 2080 Ti has replaced a Titan X-class card in pricing. With market dominance, and with the biggest high-end competition being Pascal, this is sensible, if not what we wanted to see. We were hoping to see the 2080 Ti closer to $900.
As for the rest, a few notes:
- Partners did not get pricing or naming until around the same time we did. Depending on partner, this means that non-reference cards won’t ship for another 1-3 months.
- Partners are going to be contending directly with NVIDIA at the low-end, which means that most will move to tri-fan designs.
- Discussion of a single Tensor core equating 10x 1080 Tis in performance requires some clarification for viewers at home: In this scenario, note that a single Tensor core does not equate 10x 1080 Tis except when working specifically with machine learning, AI, and other DL tasks. If Tensor cores were good at every aspect of graphics, the entire card would be Tensor cores.
- NVIDIA is doing what confused so many people at the Pascal launch in 2016: There is now a separate reference and FE spec, which wasn’t the case before (FE replaced «reference» in name). Now, with two separate SKUs, there will undoubtedly be more confusion. FE is higher clocked. That is the primary change, as we understand it now.
- NVLink is available for $80 for SLI
- NVIDIA has been working on Turing for 10 years
- It will take some time for developer adoption of the RTX SDK and of ray-tracing in general
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Flagship Officially Unleashed for Enthusiasts
NVIDIA has also announced their next-generation flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card for $999 US. The RTX 2080 Ti is based on the next-gen Turing GPU architecture that provides a huge increase in transistor density and massive performance per watt improvements. The RTX 2080 Ti aims to be the flagship and the best enthusiast grade, graphics offering of 2018 with graphics performance that will remain unrivaled by the competition for a long time.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is NVIDIA’s New Performance Champ!
Check out the other cards in the links below:
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA Unleashes GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Flagship Graphics Card – $999 US Price, $1199 US Founders Edition, Unmatched, Unparalleled, Enthusiast-Grade Performance is Here!
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is here and it is the flagship graphics card of 2018 in NVIDIA’s inventory. Featuring the latest Turing GPU architecture designed by NVIDIA, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will allow gamers to play new VR experiences, games with real-time raytracing and beyond 4K content at improved FPS compared to current generation graphics cards. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti takes the GeForce platform to the next level with a range of new features aside from performance which we will be detailed completely.
Let’s take a trip down the journey to Turing. In 2016, NVIDIA announced their Pascal GPUs which would be featured in their top to bottom GeForce lineup. After the launch of Maxwell, NVIDIA gained a lot of experience in the efficiency department which they put a focus on since their Kepler GPUs. Now, with an enhanced FinFET process available, NVIDIA is taking the efficiency lead beyond where it was previously, which is completely unrivaled by the competition. With Volta, NVIDIA focused on the AI and HPC market but most of the features that Volta supported aren’t necessarily needed in the gaming department. That’s where Turing comes in, a GPU designed solely for the consumer segment.
Coming to Turing, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is powered by the Turing TU102 GPU. The TU102 GPU is the successor to NVIDIA’s GP102 GPU and sticks to the same principles which made the GTX 1080 Ti and Titan XP the best enthusiast cards of 2017, which is to offer gamers the best in class performance that no other competitor GPU can match. And the 2080 Ti is just going to crush everything next to it in the performance benchmarks.
GeForce RTX — New Family of Gaming GPUs
The new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070 GPUs are packed with features never before seen in a gaming GPU, including:
- New RT Cores to enable real-time ray tracing of objects and environments with physically accurate shadows, reflections, refractions and global illumination.
- Turing Tensor Cores to perform lightning-fast deep neural network processing.
- New NGX neural graphics framework integrates AI into the overall graphics pipeline, enabling AI algorithms to perform amazing image enhancement and generation.
- New Turing shader architecture with Variable Rate Shading allows shaders to focus processing power on areas of rich detail, boosting overall performance.
- New memory system featuring ultra-fast GDDR6 with over 600GB/s of memory bandwidth for high-speed, high-resolution gaming.
- NVIDIA NVLink®, a high-speed interconnect that provides higher bandwidth (up to 100 GB/s) and improved scalability for multi-GPU configurations (SLI).
- Hardware support for USB Type-C™ and VirtualLink™(1), a new open industry standard being developed to meet the power, display and bandwidth demands of next-generation VR headsets through a single USB-C™ connector.
- New and enhanced technologies to improve the performance of VR applications, including Variable Rate Shading, Multi-View Rendering, and VRWorks Audio.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX/GTX «Turing» Family:
|Graphics Card Name||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 D6||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti|
|GPU Architecture||Turing GPU (TU117)||Turing GPU (TU117)||Turing GPU (TU116)||Turing GPU (TU116)||Turing GPU (TU116)||Turing GPU (TU116)||Turing GPU (TU106)||Turing GPU (TU106)||Turing GPU (TU104)||Turing GPU (TU102)|
|Process||12nm FNN||12nm FNN||12nm FNN||12nm FNN||12nm FNN||12nm FNN||12nm FNN||12nm FNN||12nm FNN||12nm FNN|
|Transistors||4. 7 Billion||4.7 Billion||6.6 Billion||6.6 Billion||6.6 Billion||6.6 Billion||10.6 Billion||10.6 Billion||13.6 Billion||18.6 Billion|
|CUDA Cores||896 Cores||896 Cores||1280 Cores||1408 Cores||1408 Cores||1536 Cores||1920 Cores||2304 Cores||2944 Cores||4352 Cores|
|GigaRays||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||5 Giga Rays/s||6 Giga Rays/s||8 Giga Rays/s||10 Giga Rays/s|
|Cache||1.5 MB L2 Cache||1.5 MB L2 Cache||1.5 MB L2 Cache||1.5 MB L2 Cache||1.5 MB L2 Cache||1.5 MB L2 Cache||4 MB L2 Cache||4 MB L2 Cache||4 MB L2 Cache||6 MB L2 Cache|
|Base Clock||1485 MHz||1410 MHz||1530 MHz||1530 MHz||1530 MHz||1500 MHz||1365 MHz||1410 MHz||1515 MHz||1350 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1665 MHz||1590 MHz||1725 MHz||1785 MHz||1785 MHz||1770 MHz||1680 MHz||1620 MHz
1710 MHz OC
1800 MHz OC
1635 MHz OC
|Compute||3. 0 TFLOPs||3.0 TFLOPs||4.4 TFLOPs||5.0 TFLOPs||5.0 TFLOPs||5.5 TFLOPs||6.5 TFLOPs||7.5 TFLOPs||10.1 TFLOPs||13.4 TFLOPs|
|Memory||Up To 4 GB GDDR5||Up To 4 GB GDDR6||Up To 4 GB GDDR6||Up To 6 GB GDDR5||Up To 6 GB GDDR6||Up To 6 GB GDDR6||Up To 6 GB GDDR6||Up To 8 GB GDDR6||Up To 8 GB GDDR6||Up To 11 GB GDDR6|
|Memory Speed||8.00 Gbps||12.00 Gbps||12.00 Gbps||8.00 Gbps||14.00 Gbps||12.00 Gbps||14.00 Gbps||14.00 Gbps||14.00 Gbps||14.00 Gbps|
|Memory Bandwidth||128 GB/s||192 GB/s||192 GB/s||192 GB/s||336 GB/s||288 GB/s||336 GB/s||448 GB/s||448 GB/s||616 GB/s|
|Power Connectors||N/A||N/A||6 Pin||8 Pin||8 Pin||8 Pin||8 Pin||8 Pin||8+8 Pin||8+8 Pin|
|Starting Price||$149 US||$149 US||$159 US||$219 US||$229 US||$279 US||$349 US||$499 US||$699 US||$999 US|
|Price (Founders Edition)||$149 US||$149 US||$159 US||$219 US||$229 US||$279 US||$349 US||$599 US||$799 US||$1,199 US|
|Launch||April 2019||April 2020||November 2019||March 2019||October 2019||February 2019||January 2019||October 2018||September 2018||September 2018|
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Is Designed for Real-time Raytracing, DirectX Raytracing, DirectX 12, VR+ and Beyond 4K Resolution Gaming
The NVIDIA GeForce Turing graphics cards are built to offer the best gaming performance and capabilities. To do so, NVIDIA is deploying a range of new tools and SDKs to make Turing their best ever gaming platform for PC. NVIDIA announced several gaming initiatives for the Turing GPUs with key technologies revolving around their RTX, GameWorks and VRWorks programs.
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Turing TU102 Is Much Faster Than a Titan V, Unparalleled Gaming Performance
The performance of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 is just off the charts. NVIDIA’s CEO, Jen-Hsun, mentioned at the announcement that the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is much faster than the Titan V. Actually, it’s a whole class apart in gaming performance and will remain so until a successor arrives next year.
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 and doing so at a hefty of $999 US which when looking at the performance isn’t a really huge price jump.
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 Design, Next-Gen NVTTM With Dual Fan Cooler, Beefy Aluminum Fin Based Heatsink, 13+3 Phase PCB, NVLINK For Dual-Way Multi-GPU Functionality — CRAZY AMOUNTS OF OVERCLOCKING!
When it comes to the cooler design, NVIDIA is taking a major departure from their blower styled cooler from previous reference designs and going for a strong dual fan cooling system which is said to deliver better cooling performance. The cooler comprises of dual rotatory fans that push cool air towards a large heatsink block that is made up of several aluminum fins and interconnects via heat pipe technology. The cooler has a high-performance vapor chamber underneath the hood which uses a copper base to effectively dissipate heat from the GPU and surroundings such as the VRAM.
All of this is packed beneath an elegant looking cooler which doesn’t use the same design pattern as the GeForce 10 series founders edition cards. Those went with a more polygonal texture but this is more of a plain design featuring an aluminum shroud with a matte black finish in the center. The RTX 2080 / 2080 Ti logo is seen on the side and has LEDs to glow when the card is operational. The shroud engulfs the entire card, leading from the top and even the back which acts as a backplate and looks very neat.
The factory overclocked GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti Founders Edition graphics card features a next-gen 13-phase power supply for maximum overclocking and dual-axial 13-blade fans coupled with a new vapor chamber for ultra-cool and quiet performance. via NVIDIA
In addition to the cooler, the RTX 20 series cards rock a single NVLINK connector, capable of offering dual way multi-GPU functionality. The RTX 2080 cards will operate at (x8/x8) mode while RTX 2080 Ti cards would operate in (x16/x16) mode.
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Official PCB Shot:
The Latest Mainstream Memory Solution — GDDR5X Versus GDDR5 Comparison
For those who like to know what difference is between GDDR5 and GDDR6, we know from the official specifications published by JEDEC, that both memory standards are not a whole lot different from each other but they aren’t the same thing either. The GDDR6 solution is built upon the DNA of GDDR5X and has been updated to deliver twice the data rate and denser die capacities.
There are a lot of design changes that went in developing GDDR6 to achieve the faster transfer speeds, higher bandwidth and in a package that consumers just around the same power or even lower. Samsung states that GDDR6 has 35% lower power input than GDDR5 DRAM.
Coming to the specifications in detail, the Samsung 16 Gb GDDR6 memory die will be built on the 10nm process node which Samsung is calling as the most advanced memory node to date. It will double the density of their GDDR5 solution which was composed of a 20nm 8 Gb die. According to Samsung, their solution will be operating at up to 18 Gbps against a previous standard speed of 16 Gbps and that is a big deal here. Each die will be able to deliver a data transfer rate of 72 Gbps and hold a capacity of 2 GB VRAM. The solution will be able to do all of this with 35% lower power input at just 1.35V compared to 1.55V.
This means that a solution based on a 384-bit interface and surrounded by 12 DRAM dies could feature up to 24 GB of VRAM while a 256-bit solution can house up to 16 GB of VRAM. That’s twice the VRAM capacity as current generation cards. While VRAM is one thing, the maximum bandwidth output on a 384-bit card can reach a blistering fast 672 GB/s while the 256-bit solution can reach a stunning 448 GB/s transfer rate on existing 14 Gbps dies which are in full production.
GPU Memory Technology Updates
|Graphics Card Name||Memory Technology||Memory Speed||Memory Bus||Memory Bandwidth||Release|
|AMD Radeon R9 Fury X||HBM1||1. 0 Gbps||4096-bit||512 GB/s||2015|
|NVIDIA GTX 1080||GDDR5X||10.0 Gbps||256-bit||320 GB/s||2016|
|NVIDIA Tesla P100||HBM2||1.4 Gbps||4096-bit||720 GB/s||2016|
|NVIDIA Titan Xp||GDDR5X||11.4 Gbps||384-bit||547 GB/s||2017|
|AMD RX Vega 64||HBM2||1.9 Gbps||2048-bit||483 GB/s||2017|
|NVIDIA Titan V||HBM2||1.7 Gbps||3072-bit||652 GB/s||2017|
|NVIDIA Tesla V100||HBM2||1.7 Gbps||4096-bit||901 GB/s||2017|
|NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti||GDDR6||14.0 Gbps||384-bit||672 GB/s||2018|
|AMD Instinct MI100||HBM2||2.4 Gbps||4096-bit||1229 GB/s||2020|
|NVIDIA A100 80 GB||HBM2e||3. 2 Gbps||5120-bit||2039 GB/s||2020|
|NVIDIA RTX 3090||GDDR6X||19.5 Gbps||384-bit||936.2 GB/s||2020|
|AMD Instinct MI200||HBM2e||3.2 Gbps||8192-bit||3200 GB/s||2021|
|NVIDIA RTX 3090 Ti||GDDR6X||21.0 Gbps||384-bit||1008 GB/s||2022|
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Market Availability — Preorder and Shipping Today, On Shelves 20th September
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 Ti launches today in reference variants first for $1199 US founders edition while the normal variants would start for $999 US. 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.
We will be covering the software technologies revealed by NVIDIA shortly so stay tuned and don’t forget to comment which GeForce 20 series cards you are going to purchase for your PC in the poll below.