NVIDIA new range of GeForce GTX 2080 and GeForce GTX 2070 Graphics Card
NVIDIA is working on its new generation graphics, the GeForce GTX series 20. The GeForce GTX 2080 and GeForce GTX 2070, two high-end graphics solutions that will succeed the GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070.
Before entering fully to review the data we have we want to make an important point on the issue of the name that could have the new NVIDIA. There is nothing confirmed yet, but there are two major aspects: GeForce GTX 21 and GeForce GTX 20. The first one is sounding stronger now, but it suggests a minor evolution compared to the second one.
GeForce GTX 2080 and GeForce GTX 2070 will offer new architecture. With these graphics cards, NVIDIA will jump to a new architecture that will succeed Pascal, currently used in the GeForce GTX 10 and based on 16 nm and 14 nm processes.
According to the latest information, the green ones will use the Turing architecture in their new graphics cards, a “minor” evolution compared to the Volta architecture that we saw debuting in the GeForce GTX TITAN V and the Tesla and Quadro series.
The graphical core GV100 is manufactured in the process of 14 nm, adds 5,120 shaders, 320 units of texturing and 128 units of rasterized. The integrated version of the GTX TITAN V also comes with 640 tensor cores, which are used for artificial intelligence and deep learning.
Well, most likely, Turing starts from that base, which means that the GT100 graphic core should have specifications very similar to those of the GV100. However, it will be manufactured in a 12 nm process and will have architectural improvements that will affect both performance and consumption.
This means that this new generation will not be limited to offering a higher yield pulling gross power (higher count of shaders, texture units, and raster units), but also will have improvements at the silicon level and offer greater efficiency. To this must join using GDDR6 memory for higher bandwidth (limited to high – end models) and the possibility, according to rumors, that NVIDIA keeps a certain amount of tension cores to enhance their technology mapping rays in games.
For GeForce GTX 2080, This graphics card will be the new flagship of NVIDIA (also known as GTX 1180). It will be based on the graphics core GT104, and according to the latest information we have had the opportunity to see, it will have latest GV104 GPU (Volta architecture) manufactured in 12 nm process. And, other specifications include 3,584 shaders at 1,405 MHz-1,582 MHz, normal and turbo mode, 224 texture units. 64 rasterized units. And, 256-bit bus, 16 GB of effective 12 GHz GDDR6 memory, TDP of 200 watts. Possible price of this high-end graphics solution will be around 699 dollars. You would need an 8-pin power connector and a 6-pin power connector.
In terms of performance should exceed the GeForce GTX 1080 TI by 30% -40% (on average), a pretty good if we take into account that this has a TDP of 250 watts and an average price of $ 940.
The improvement in terms of power and efficiency have been clear, but what about the tensor cores? Although there is nothing official yet, we think if, in the end, NVIDIA decides to maintain them to enhance the tracing of rays the GTX 2080 could add a total of 480 (the GTX 2080 TI would be the only option for consumption equipped with 640 cores tensor).
Regarding the price, 699 dollars sounds like a pretty sensible figure, although with the roller coaster that has experienced the graphics market as a result of the high market demand of the cryptocurrency mining it is impossible to discard higher figures ( 799 dollars point out some rumors).
GeForce GTX 2070, high end at a reasonable price. We jump now to see what could be the best-selling NVIDIA graphics card in its new generation. The GeForce GTX 2070 will also be based on the GT104 graphics core but will mount a cropped version. These could be specifications that include Graphical core GT104 (Turing architecture, a derivative of Volta, in the process of 12 nm). 2,688 shaders at a frequency of about 1,500 MHz in normal mode and up to 1,800 MHz in turbo mode, along with 168 texturing units, 64 rasterized units this unit will be very special. You will have a choice between 8 GB and 16 GB of GDDR6 memory at 12 GHz, and its starting price will be around 499 dollars.
In terms of gross performance it should be more or less at the same level as a GTX 1080 TI, a fact that like the previous one is positive as it confirms a significant increase in gross power compared to the GTX 1070 and an indisputable efficiency improvement, since it would reduce the TDP by about 100 watts.
Its price would be groundbreaking since almost half that a GTX 1080 TI and would yield practically at the same level as that, although it may exceed it in a remarkable way in games with ray tracing if as we said the tensor cores are maintained. By logic, the total count of the GeForce GTX 2070 should be 320 cores tensor.
Again we can apply what we have indicated when talking about the GeForce GTX 2080, and that is that the price could end up being higher if the demand of the cryptocurrency mining sector experiences a new rebound.
The GeForce GTX 2080 is going to be a high-performance graphics card designed to play in 4K resolutions with all the guarantees and also the response of NVIDIA to its ray tracing technology. There is no doubt that it will mark a step forward concerning the GTX 1080 TI and that it will encourage the arrival of many units to the second-hand market.
Concerning the GeForce GTX 2070, it will also be a high-performance graphics card to play in 4K resolutions without problems, but the difference of specifications compared to the superior model could be noticed when activating maximum configurations and the aforementioned ray tracing. It will be the best option for those who have a tight budget but want to access a powerful and cutting-edge solution. It will also boost the arrival of GTX 1080 TI to the second-hand market.