NVIDIA Teases GeForce RTX Turing GPU Ahead Of Next Week's Gamescom Unveil

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Last night, NVIDIA dropped its first Turing GPU bombshell on us with the launch of the Quadro RTX 5000, RTX 6000, and RTX 8000. While those are no doubt impressive GPUs with plenty of horsepower to back them up, gamers aren't prepared to plop down $2,300 to $10,000 for a graphics card.

With this in mind, NVIDIA posted a teaser video for its next-generation GeForce lineup, which is scheduled to be announced next week at Gamescom. Although at first glance the teaser video doesn't seem to provide much insight into the new cards, some eagle-eyed Redditors have laid out the evidence that the first card to be announced will be called the GeForce RTX 2080.

The evidence is spread throughout the video, including these hints:

  • Users names RoyTeX and Not_11 are pictured
  • The User Not_11 responds to RoyTeX, stating "gimme 20"
  • User Mac-20 is shown chatting with Eight Tee
  • At the end of the video, the date 20.AUG.2018 is shown, however, the numbers appear in the order 2, 0, 8, 0.

We don't know about you, but that's about as good as it gets with respect to calling out the naming of NVIDIA's newest gaming cards. Previous rumors had pegged the cards to fall under the GeForce GTX 11xx naming scheme, but the major emphasis being on real-time ray tracing support and the immense power of the Turing GPU justifies both the RTX prefix and the jump from 10xx to 20xx.

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Alleged GeForce RTX 2080 PCB (Image Source: Baidu)

According to previous leaks, NVIDIA's GeForce RTX rollout schedule should look like this:

  • GeForce RTX 2080 on August 30th
  • GeForce RTX 2070/2080+ on September 30th
  • GeForce RTX 2060 on October 30th

We'll be reporting live from Gamescom next week, so be sure to check out our hands-on coverage of NVIDIA's latest gaming cards.


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