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NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 2080 rumored to cost $649

August 20, 2018 will be a big day - with the GeForce RTX 2080 rumored to cost $649 and beat the TITAN V.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Aug 15 2018 10:18 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

NVIDIA is expected to announce its new GeForce RTX range of graphics cards during Gamescom 2018 next week, with all signs pointing to the RTX 20 series unveil taking place on August 20 in Cologne, Germany.

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VideoCardz is reporting information from a member of the Baidu forums who claims to "have a lot of information from a board partner". This source said that the Turing-based GeForce RTX 2080 would cost $649, but not only that it would beat the TITAN V... a graphics card that costs a whopping $3000. TITAN V is based on the Volta GPU architecture and packs HBM2 memory technology, compared to the RTX 2080 with its Turing GPU architecture and GDDR6 tech.

The purported GeForce RTX 2080 would feature 3072 CUDA cores from the Turing GPU architecture, 8GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory bus. We don't know GPU base/boost clocks and I'm sure we'll see a large change to the way it works with tweaks made to NVIDIA GPU Boost technology. We don't know what speeds the GDDR6 will be clocked at, but we do know Samsung is providing its GDDR6 at up to 14Gbps.

Whatever the RTX 2080 arrives as the higher-end RTX 2080 Ti will destroy it, with a purported 11GB of GDDR6 on a much larger 352-bit memory bus would make it a huge leap above the already super-quick RTX 2080.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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