In anticipation of the impending launch of its next-gen graphics cards, Nvidia has shared a number of new details on how fast the GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will be, while the first is absolutely getting the hang of 4K gaming a liquid 60 frames per second.
The new chart – which is rather vague (more on this later) – shared by Nvidia during the GTC Japan 2018 keynote shows the comparative performance of the incoming Turing architecture compared to the last two previous generations (Pascal and Maxwell).
The most important thing is that it marks the required performance to reach 4K at 60 fps, and that's a line on which the GeForce RTX 2080 is exactly, and it shows that this is the card you need to get that holy grail combination of high resolution and achieve softness.
It also underlines the fact that the RTX 2080 will be faster than the outgoing GTX 1080 Ti (as already shown in a leaked benchmark), although the latter does come close to hitting 4K nirvana, as we noted in our review (more around the range of 50 to 60 fps, although not with every contemporary title).
The other interesting point is that the gap between the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti is greater than the opening between the GTX 1080 and the GTX 1080 Ti, meaning the new Ti GPU represents an even greater performance jump over the vanilla 2080 compared to the Pascal graphics cards. And that is of course good news for those who look at the top-end range of Nvidia's new GPUs.
Now there are some caveats, namely that, as we already mentioned, the Nvidia chart that appeared in the graph was rather vague, with no real hard numbers quoted on the axes, or details of which games were tested and what kind of kind of visual detail settings (or indeed with which additional hardware).
In fact, it is only a few comparative rules on a black background, so we must believe Nvidia's word that this represents the reality of its new graphics cards – at least for the time being, until we can find an example of a review with us. crunch our own frame rate numbers.
Nvidia has also shared a slide that recalls that games with Turing's new DLSS (Deep Learning Super-Sampling) feature can expect a hefty frame-rate boost, which is no surprise, as the company has already said it to expect twice the level of performance in titles such as Ark: Survival Evolved. In other words, super-smooth 4K will certainly not be a problem there.
Another nine games that support DLSS have just been announced and include Darksiders III, Fear the Wolves, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and Overkill's The Walking Dead.
Nvidia's new Turing graphics cards will be available on September 20th, with the RTX 2080 with a suggested retail price of $ 799 (£ 749, AU $ 1,199) and the RTX 2080 Ti being launched at $ 1,199 (£ 1,099, AU $ 1.899). The range starts with the RTX 2070 which costs $ 599 (£ 569, AU $ 899).