Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:24am 15/08/18 | 0 Comments
With several Reddit users figuring out the code-name via deciphering the many hints found in NVIDIA's teaser trailer for its big showing at Gamescom in Germany next week. Which in addition to featuring glimpses of a newly designed GPU, also points to the RTX 2080 naming. This adds a new layer to NVIDIA's successor to the 1080 as it means it'll be based on the new Turing architecture - featuring dedicated RT cores for ray tracing.
Which flies in the face of the rumoured GTX 1180 representing a more traditional upgrade to allow for 4K-HDR gaming at 60fps or higher. As per the Turing reveal, ray trace cores represent the next major leap for NVIDIA when it comes to delivering a leap in real-time rendering. And it's not hard to see why when the results look like this.
Now, it's worth noting that the ray tracing demos we saw earlier this year from NVIDIA probably represent the next-generation version of the technology so we'll have to wait until the reveal next week to get a look at the RTX 2080 version. Either way it's all very exciting, and we don't have long to see what NVIDIA has been cooking up.