Nvidia announced its newest line of graphics cards at Gamescom today in Cologne, Germany. The 2080 series is a state-of-the-art new line of graphic cards which Nvidia is touting as miles ahead of the current 1080 series of cards. And the highest-end card will be $1,199.
Nvidia founder Jensen Huang is up on stage in Gamescome highlighting the power of the new series of Nvidia 2080 cards. Two of the three announced cards are currently available for pre-order including the Geforce RTX 2080 Ti and Geforce RTX 2080 which are on pre-order for $1,200 and $800 respectively. A Geforce 2070 was also announced for $600 but is not up for pre-order as of the time of this news post.
Huang showcased a variety of new improvements with the new 2080 series today including ray-tracing and advanced AI-powered lighting. It's all very technical, but you can see the press conference that's happening right now on the Twitch embed below.Watch live video from NVIDIA on www.twitch.tv
By comparison, the founder's edition of the 1080 launched at $700, making the 2080 Ti much more expensive at launch, and the standard 2080 a hundred dollars more expensive than the last-generation of graphic cards. Will the advanced lighting be enough to get you to drop more than a grand on Nvidia's new card?