Often times when new tech is launched, companies tend to shy away from releasing benchmark tests and statistics about their tech until after the devices have launched to the public. With the release of the latest graphics cards this week, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX series, we weren’t expecting to see the benchmarks and comparisons so soon.
The official benchmarks, however, have been revealed by Videocardz, with direct comparisons between the old and new tech – the GeForce RTX 2080 vs the GTX 1080. According to the official benchmarks, the Turing-based RTX cards have an average of 40-60% better results across the board compared to the previous, Pascal GPUs.
NVIDIA has also revealed that the games that support the new anti-aliasing technique DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) will receive a boost of roughly 100%. Those are pretty impressive results.
The first set of review units have already been sent to respective game and tech journalists, with the embargo lifting on 14 September, when we will no doubt be seeing a lot more comprehensive benchmark scores.
In addition to the benchmark reveal, Videocardz has also revealed that NVIDIA are looking to integrate built-in overclocking features, which will allow users to adjust voltage and clocks themselves, with some automated features as well.
NVIDIA’s latest graphics card has all the frills and capabilities to make any gamer salivate at the prospect of enhanced and more realistic experiences. The RTX moniker, which stands for ray-tracing, allows for better and more realistic light effects, lightning, shadows, reflections and everything in between.
The biggest issue with new technology, however, is that already released games may not support the new tech. Developers, however, have already been working with NVIDIA and their new graphics cards, and have already compiled a list of upcoming games to support the RTX units. In addition to the performance increases as stated previously, the 40-60% increases may be doubled when new supporting games are released.
These titles include:
- Battlefield V
- Assetto Corsa
- Atomic Heart
- MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
- Metro Exodus
- ProjectDH from Nexon’s devCAT Studio
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider