We covered this in our NVIDIA RTX Turing Launch Livestream but we wanted to pull this out into its own piece. Today NVIDIA announced its Turing generation of GPUs. This is the first major consumer GPU generation since Pascal launched over two years ago. For STH readers, this includes new Tensor Core technology which means we are excited to see how it performs in our AI and deep learning benchmarks.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Specs
Full information on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX is up online now. Including the official slot.
Here are the key specs for the NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti including the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition:
You can see that it has the same 11GB as the GeForce 1080 Ti. At the same time, these cards will have Tensor Cores which the 1080 Ti does not have.
Here are the full specs:
The power will be 250-260W for and these GPUs will support the new NVLink for multiple GPU support. Pricing is $1199 for the Founders Edition.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Specs
Here is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 which will slot as the update for the GTX 1080.
As you can see, this is also updated with GDDR6 memory and still at 8GB like the GTX 1080.
Here are the expanded specs. One will notice that this is about 25% lower memory bandwidth than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
Power is listed at 215 to 225W and list price is $800 for the Founders Edition.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Here is the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition:
Here are the key specs compared to the GeForce GTX 1070 previous generation.
Here are the expanded specs. The RTX 2080 has 2944 CUDA cores while the GeForce RTX 2070 has 2304 CUDA cores. Both have 8GB GDDR6 memory.
Pricing is listed at $599 for the Founders Edition. Power is 175W to 185W.
A key observation here is that the cooling solution has drastically changed. These cards now use dual fans, probably to deal with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti heat dissipation. For those using these cards in deep learning and AI servers, there is an implication: this is not a good cooling solution. The older blower cooler Founders Edition coolers were much better. We will, of course, be testing these in servers but this is a significant change.