Nvidia's using AI in chips to make video games even more realistic

Nvidia's using AI in chips to make video games even more realistic

Nvidia's using AI in chips to make video games even more realistic

Pre-orders are now active for the Nvidia RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti cards, both of which are slated to ship "on or around" 20 September 2018. Which means spec-wise the new cards from NVIDIA are a little different in that the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is capable of 10 GigaRays/sec and 78T RTX-OPS of Ray-Tracing performance. Ray tracing is a rendering technique that uses real time light reflections and cinematic effects to make the games look more like movies. Nvidia avoided drawing comparisons to its Pascal-based cards in more traditional workloads, while pushing the price of its flagship Founders Edition board up by more than 70 percent. Coming to the pricing, the RTX 2070 cards will start at $499 (~ Rs 34,743), while RTX 2080 at $699 (~ Rs 48,668), and the RTX 2080 Ti starting at $999 (~ Rs 69,555). This card features 8+2 (13+3 for RTX 2080 Ti) phase digital power supply via I.P.P (iGame Pure Power) and is equipped with Silver Sharp cooler as well as 16,8 million colors RGB lights on it. Customers can adjust its RGB lights via iGame ZoneII that can be downloaded from Colorful official website.

The GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition is clocked at 1410MHz with 2304 CUDA cored and 8GB of GDDR6 RAM has been priced at Rs. 51,200 in India. For me, a very passionate PC gamer, I could care less about Ray Tracing. The GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti have similar power and cooling requirements as the RTX models, so these coolers should be sufficient for the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti, though how far you can overclock might vary more depending on your cooler.

As previously announced, Nvidia will be holding a presentation at this year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Shadow of the Tomb Raider isn't an entirely finished game yet and the RTX 2080Ti would have been running on pre-release drivers.

Nvidia also announced a number of major games built on the RTX platform, including Battlefield V and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

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New and enhanced technologies to improve performance of VR applications, including Variable Rate Shading, Multi-View Rendering and VRWorks Audio.

The Acer Predator Orion 9000 features Nvidia's new RTX-series. Top clockspeed for the RTX 2080 Ti hits 1,545MHz in its vanilla guise, but a "Founders Edition" will hit a nippy 1,635MHz.

IGN's footage (above) was the first to surface and shows that the new ray tracing technology is pretty, offering much more dynamic lighting than we've ever seen in a game of this calibre before, but that it really does come at a huge cost. All the new GPUs will feature at least 8GB GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit bus, and will have 185W TDP rating.

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