New features of RTX 2000 series, is it worth buying it?

Sep 22, 2018 News
GTX vs RTX

With a performance six time better than the previous GTX 1000 series these graphics cards don’t come at a cheap price. With the price starting at 699$ for the RTX 2080 and 999$ for the RTX 2080 Ti not every gamer can afford it. If you have money and can’t decide which GPU you want to buy, or if you are just an interested enthusiast here we will be reviewing both of those GPUs.

There is also the cheaper RTX 2070 with the price 599$ on the founders edition. All those GPUs are priding themselves on the 6 times the performance of its predecessors.

With this GPUsNvidia is presenting real-time ray racing in games and powerful AI enchanted graphics. Ray tracing will provide more lifelike shadows, lighting, reflections and it is the first GPU capable of using it and with the new powerful AI GPUs can run AI algorithms in real time to create better, clear and more lifelike images.Nvidia is also introducing us with GDDR6. With that there is a great improvement in the memory speed and bandwidth. Soon we can expect graphics cards with a memory speed up to 16GBps. 

So, let’s see the specs of the graphs:

GeForce 2070/2080/2080Ti specifications
  RTX 2070 Founders Edition RTX 2080 Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition
NVIDIA CUDA® Cores 2304 2944 4352
Base Clock (MHz) 1410 1515 13
Boost Clock (MHz) 1710 1800 1635
Standard Memory Config 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 11 GB GDDR6
Memory Interface Width 256-bit 256-bit 352-bit
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 616 GB/s
Graphics Card Power 185W 225W 260W

 

Let’s remind ourselves of the previous generation of the GPUs.

GeForce 1070/1080/1080Ti specifications
  GTX 1070 GTX 1080 GTX 1080 Ti
NVIDIA CUDA® Cores 1920 2560 3584
Base Clock (MHz) 1506 1607 1480
Boost Clock (MHz) 1683 1733 1582
Standard Memory Config 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5X 11 GB GDDR5X
Memory Interface Width 256-bit 256-bit 352-bit
Memory Speed 8 Gbps 10 Gbps 11 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 256 GB/s 320 GB/s 484 GB/s
Graphics Card Power 150W 180W 250W

 

What GPU to buy?
Well, that depends what kind of games you are going to play and on what resolution. If you are not short on money and are playing on full HD or 1440p then we recommend for you the RTX 2080 but if you don’t want to give up so much money (let’s be real, it isn’t cheap) then go for the RTX 2070. But if you’re going to play on 4K resolution or on VR we would recommend you the RTX 2080 Ti.



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