At an event on Monday in Cologne, Germany, just before Gamescom kicks off, Nvidia finally announced what we have all been eagerly anticipating—a new generation of consumer graphics cards based on its “monster” Turing architecture, with ray-tracing and deep learning capabilities. Specifically, Nvidia unveiled three new cards, the GeForce RTX 2070, GeForce RTX 2080, and yes, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
This is the first time that Nvidia has announced a “Ti” variant simultaneously with a new architecture. Typically the Ti models come out several months after Nvidia fleshes out its product stack. Not this time though. For this round, gamers can jump straight to the top. The cards are now live on Nvidia’s website, and hoo boy, they aren’t cheap.
Pricing shakes out as follows:
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition: $1,199
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Reference: $999
- GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition: $799
- GeForce RTX 2080 Reference: $699
- GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition: $599
- GeForce RTX 2070 Reference: $499
Nvidia is taking preorders for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 right now, and will ship the cards “on or around” September 20, a month from today. The GeForce RTX 2070 is the only one of the three that’s not up for preorder yet—Nvidia says it will be available in October.