Nvidia jumps after announcing its next generation of GeForce graphics cards (NVDA)

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Just a few hours after launch, NVIDIA is providing us the full break-down of the GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards and its components which include the cooler, PCB and the card itself. You can see 100% more detail thanks to seeing the flame in the reflection of the water, or in the reflections of windows on the buildings on the street.

The existing approach to tackling light and shadows involves building an image from back to front, overlaying multiple elements to achieve the finished picture.

But Nvidia's founder and boss Jensen Huang has touted the Turing architecture as the largest development in Nvidia's history noting it's the "greatest leap since we created CUDA" and as such has the power and architecture to handle real-time ray-tracing in graphics cards the average Joe or Jill can buy. The new features deliver 4K HDR gaming at 60 frames per second on even the most advanced titles, Nvidia says.

According to the listings on the website, the RTX 2070 will retail at $599 and the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti will cost $799 and $1,199 respectively.

Ads are coming to your Fortnite, Overwatch streams on Twitch Prime
The shipping giant announced today that the service's 20 percent discount on pre-ordering games is going away on August 28th. In a blog post published on Twitch's website, the company revealed that they would be rolling back their ad-free service.

The most impressive demo of the launch event was DICE's team showing off just how effective the ray-tracing enging can be in bringing real reflections and light behaviour into a game. As you can see below, there will be both reference and Founders Editions of the cards available. For comparison's sake, the 1080 Ti - the top card on the market right now and one of the top picks on the VG247 Gear List - can only manage 1.21 Giga Rays per second.

With the new Turing GPU based GeForce RTX 20 series lineup, NVIDIA is going to offer two key things, first is a brand new dual-axial fan-based cooling solution and the other thing is a factory overclock out of the box. We were kind of expecting all of these graphical effects to be present in the games supporting RTX and from the looks of it, that won't be the case for the majority of games!

MSI has also unveiled RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti cards in the Duke family. Nvidia has been loudly trumpeting its interest in global illumination lighting systems, and on delivering hardware that can make this rendering pipeline far more efficient, since a major reveal at this year's Game Developers Conference. We are not certain why this is happening but so far most games that were showcased are using ray tracing for very specific things, and nearly none of them uses it for more than one effect.

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