NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 To Be Available On October 17th

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅25.09.2018 22:49:22

It was only yesterday that we were lamenting the lack of an official release date for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics cards. We didn't have to wait long however, as today the green team offered up the nugget we'd all been waiting for. Yes, as you've probably guessed from this article's title, the GeForce RTX 2070 will be available on October 17th.

In three weeks you'll be able to get your hands on the entry-point into NVIDIA's RTX graphics ecosystem, but what will you get for your money? In terms of technical specifications, the following:

Graphics Engine Specs:

GPU: TU106
NVIDIA CUDA® Cores:- 2304
Base Clock (MHz):- 1410
Boost Clock (MHz):
- Reference: 1620
- Founders Edition: 1710(Factory OC)

- Reference: 42T
- Founders Edition: 45T

Giga Rays per second:- 6

Memory Specs:

Standard Memory Config:- 8GB GDDR6
Memory Speed:- 14 Gbps
Memory Interface Width:- 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec):- 448 GB/s

Thermal and Power Specs:

Maximum GPU Temperature (Celcius):- 89
Graphics Card Power (W):
- Reference: 175W
- Founders Edition: 185W

Recommended System Power (W):- 550W 550W
Supplementary Power Connectors:-

For context, the RTX 2080 is equipped with 2944 CUDA cores and is clocked at 1515MHz (Base) boosting to 1800MHz in the Founders Edition. It does have the same amount of GDDR6 memory, which is clocked at the same speed and accessed through the same 256-bit wide bus. In contrast, with over 4300 CUDA cores, the RTX 2080 Ti is in an entirely different class.

The GeForce RTX 2070 will be available as a factory overclocked Founders Edition for $599, but is ostensibly priced at an MSRP of $499. Whether cards will be listed at retailers for that price is currently anybody's guess, but there should at least be plenty of choice between partner variant cards from day one.

Without RTX-enabled games to play, NVIDIA's RTX 2070 will be compared against the 10-series in titles using conventional rendering. As the prices of 10-series cards continue to fall, the RTX 2070 could have its work cut-out fending off the challenge from the GTX 1080. Plus, any launch-day price creep could see it fall into the clutches of the GTX 1080 Ti.

In the meantime, gamers with much deeper pockets will be able to enjoy the RTX 2080 Ti this week as retail channels finally start shipping the GPU.


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