NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 2080 and 2070 Launched

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition

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.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition

Here are the key specs for the NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti including the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti And 2080 Key Specs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Key Specs

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:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti And 2080 Key Specs Enhanced
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Key Specs Enhanced

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.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition

As you can see, this is also updated with GDDR6 memory and still at 8GB like the GTX 1080.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Key Specs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Key Specs

Here are the expanded specs. One will notice that this is about 25% lower memory bandwidth than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Specs Expanded
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Specs Expanded

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:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition

Here are the key specs compared to the GeForce GTX 1070 previous generation.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Key Specs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Key Specs

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.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Specs Expanded
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Specs Expanded

Pricing is listed at $599 for the Founders Edition. Power is 175W to 185W.

Final Words

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.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Time to go back to the drawing board and make mechanical design changes on the Server Chassis in order to make these new babies work.

  2. He did mention they were much quieter which is a good thing for workstations, always avoided stock cooler because of this. These aren’t meant for servers anyway, use the Quadro’s for that. Smart way to force it!

    Other note, they do look great!

  3. The RTX2080ti is the must have card, compared to the similar priced Titan Xp (both $1.200 at launch) the RTX2080ti is a whole 3,3% faster at base clock, this is a gigantic improvement in 18 months.

  4. hmm…will the Titan Xp still be available after launch?? Need to run these cards in server in TCC mode and these cards will not do it. Titan V at $3000 is way too overpriced for the HPC apps that I would like to run and therefore Titan Xp is still the sweetspot for multi-gpu hpc applications going forward. I hope the Titan RTX when/if it comes out , does not end up being priced the same as the Titan V!!!

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