Nvidia Teaser Video Hints at New RTX 2080 Graphics Card


As far as the specs of the new Turing-based GPUs are concerned, the low-end Quadro RTX 5000 16GB of GDDR6 memory, 3073 CUDA cores, 384 Tensor cores along with 6 Giga rays/second ray-tracing speeds.

"This is a significant moment in the history of computer graphics", said Jon Peddie, CEO of analyst firm JPR.

"Thirty years later we can put a Cray supercomputer behind every pixel", Huang said, announcing the world's first real-time ray-tracing GPU, the Quadro RTX. These specialized cores essentially compute how light and sound travel in a 3D environment at a rate of up to 10 GigaRays. "Compared to Pascal, Turing is 1.7x larger in terms of size / transistors", Caso said. Nvidia says the new generation of chips will give designers a chance to roll out those improvements real time, which could accelerate the inventive procedure and which Nvidia seeks customers will pay a premium for. Now, courtesy of a number of easter eggs tucked into an official teaser video, we have a much better idea of what that might be. "This will completely change how our artists work", said Michele Sciolette, chief technology officer, Cinesite.

Turing also features an update to SMs, which is a collection of CUDA cores, similar to how an AMD CU is a collection of streaming processors (or cores). Other applications include "denoising", resolution scaling and video retiming.

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Nvidia also built the new architecture to run AI-powered applications that can both shade and smooth out graphics for high-quality image generation. Nvidia is supporting the card with its own NVLink Interface that will let studios link up as many cards together as they like, but they also announced a new standard called VirtualLink. Translated, "Aqui" means "Here" and plopping the coordinates into Google Maps reveals a location in Cologne, Germany, possibly where Nvidia's "Gaming celebration" will be held. The Tensor Cores will provide speeds of up to 500 trillion tensor operations per second. It is expected that the first Turing based GPUs will make its way to the market by the fourth quarter of 2018.

For PC gaming, that's a dramatic leap in visual fidelity. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI - the next era of computing - with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.

According to Yahoo Finance, NVDA is now trading at $257.59 a share, up $1.47 (0.57%).

However, Monday's announcement was geared more at designers, film artists and the enterprise segment than actual gamers.