Thinking of grabbing a flashy new Nvidia RTX-series card for the benefits of real-time ray tracing? Well, you can absolutely do that. But before you do, there's something you should know first.
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We're all expecting NVIDIA's upcoming 20-series GPUs to be quick. The question is by how much, compared to the company's current offerings. Well, a couple of scores for the RTX 2080, leaked via 3DMark's online results database, has provided us with something of an answer.
When Nvidia launched their RTX 20 series cards prior to Gamescom kicking off, there was a notable element missing: benchmarks. Specifically video game benchmarks, a reliable go-to for people assessing the worthiness of a new GPU.
Following a closed-door session with the press, the GPU maker released some more figures about how their cards perform in the real world. Sort of.
Earlier this year, Nvidia unveiled a showcase of real-time ray-tracing using Phasma and some Stormtroopers from the Star Wars franchise. At their conference in Gamescom this year, they showcased the same ray-tracing demo - but instead of running off four Volta-powered GPUs, it was powered by a single Turing-powered GPU.