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Today's biggest news will almost certainly be whatever Nvidia plans to show at its #BeForTheGame event ahead of Gamescom. The company will be streaming the event live on Twitch, and it's told us to expect “exclusive, hands-on demos running on the hottest upcoming games, presentations from some of the world's biggest game developers and some spectacular surprises.”

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    • albundy
    • 1 year ago

    oh man, was that today? we had an old timer retire today at work, so to celebrate, we had happy hour start at noon. no way am i passing up top shelf happiness for nvidia. maybe next year. or 5 years. i’ll see how long the 970ti lasts.

      • chuckula
      • 1 year ago

      [quote<]we had an old timer retire today at work, so to celebrate, we had happy hour start at noon. [/quote<] It was nice of you to give Pascal such a loving sendoff!

    • DeadOfKnight
    • 1 year ago

    Nice jacket

      • derFunkenstein
      • 1 year ago

      you had to edit this thing three times for that?

        • DancinJack
        • 1 year ago

        lol

        • DeadOfKnight
        • 1 year ago

        I had something more clever to say, but I’ve forgotten it. I would have liked to hear more about foveated rendering. Last time was all about VR; this time it wasn’t even mentioned. No performance numbers which is what most of us wanted.

    • techguy
    • 1 year ago

    Well, 2070 is faster than Titan Xp so that’s a good sign. Nvidia may have messed up on pricing too – the pre-order site has prices @ $599, $799, and $1199 but apparently Jen-Hsun said “$499, $699, and $999” so we’ll see how that shakes out.

      • chuckula
      • 1 year ago

      Jen-Hsun was quoting MSRP for third-party cards.
      The prices on the pre-order site are for Founders Edition, which as usual is more expensive.

      • DancinJack
      • 1 year ago

      Faster than Xp at….RT ops. I am not expecting it to be faster than Xp at traditional raster/gaming tasks. One can hope, though.

        • techguy
        • 1 year ago

        Guess we’ll see. Hopefully the reviews come before the availability date. I’m not pulling the trigger until the performance increases are quantified.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        Jensen did say that the SM was “totally different”. I’m hoping that means it’s faster.

    • DancinJack
    • 1 year ago

    2080 Ti – 250W
    2080 – 225W
    2070 – 185W

    Also all the new founders cards have TWO fans this time.

    • DancinJack
    • 1 year ago

    USD

    GEFORCE RTX™ 2080 Ti
    Founders Edition
    $ 1,199.00

    GEFORCE RTX™ 2080
    Founders Edition
    $ 799.00

    GEFORCE RTX™ 2070
    Founders Edition
    $ 599.00

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    MOAR DOLLARS!

    [url<]https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/20-series/[/url<]

      • Pville_Piper
      • 1 year ago

      Looks like my $429 for an EVGA FTW 1080 was a decent gamble that paid off…

    • psuedonymous
    • 1 year ago

    Pre-orders are now live on Nvidia UK. £1099 for the 2080Ti (which probably means $1099 in the US).

    • christos_thski
    • 1 year ago

    At this point in the presentation , I believe chuckula’s post merits a bump.

    Hope they’re bringing along some improvements in rasterization because so far it’s all about raytracing… and I’m snoozing.

    call me a philistine, if you will, but VR is much more revolutionary, and there is simply not the utilization extant.

    I have a hard time getting excited about raytracing right now, though I’m sure at some point in the future it will be important.

    Edit : yeah, I shut it off at the ridiculous “before and after” shiny balls display. I’ll check back here to see whether it’s anything interesting on the actual gpu front.

      • leor
      • 1 year ago

      We’ve seen this show before, the first gen of card that supports a new tech won’t be able to run that tech smoothly when it becomes practically available. It’s cool that RT is finally on its way for real after hearing “it’s coming” for over a decade (RIP Larrabee), but the smart buy will be in a year or 2 where the effort will be spent on performance improvements.

        • christos_thski
        • 1 year ago

        I upvoted you. I agree completely. That’s why you have to offer real tangible advantages on current tech, and we’ve get to hear on that front.

        It’s also a matter of market adoption. If AMD clinches the next gen consoles -as is very possible- I don’t think there will be a base wide enough for universal ray tracing adoption in games.

        Maybe I’m wrong but i don’t see this as the disruptive leap that was, say, 2D-to-3D, that justified going PC only with some games , because the technology offered the ability to do things you wouldn’t be able to otherwise.

        The tech demos so far -impressive as they may be to anyone who knows the underlying principles- are completely underwhelming to layman gamer. They’re just piling on the Shiniez and reflections.

        • DancinJack
        • 1 year ago

        Yup, we might see marginal performance improvements through the APIs that Nvidia has created for small RT and Tensor tasks in the meantime, but we’re going to see significant changes for two or three years at least.

      • psuedonymous
      • 1 year ago

      [quote<]but VR is much more revolutionary, and there is simply not the utilization extant. [/quote<] Raytracing frees you from rectilinear rasterisation. No VR device today uses rectilinear optics (and it would be a terrible idea to do so).

    • krazyredboy
    • 1 year ago

    So… all of the people that purchased the DGX units are now swearing profusely!

      • tipoo
      • 1 year ago

      If they bought it for ray tracing alone I suppose. Though it seemed more heavily oriented at neural net training.

        • DancinJack
        • 1 year ago

        Yeah, if they bought a DGX for RT alone, they’re doing it wrong. Not only that, but people buying DGX units aren’t going to care about spending another 60K for 60 RTX 2080’s.

    • krazyredboy
    • 1 year ago

    Hmm… only 3000 payments of $19.95… seems reasonable. Did anybody notice the phone number ended in 2080?

    • derFunkenstein
    • 1 year ago

    3,000 easy payments of $19.95. I’m there.

      • christos_thski
      • 1 year ago

      They should setup a “real” fake order number and give out a new card to the first caller. 😛

      • chuckula
      • 1 year ago

      Intel needs to poach Nvidia’s entire PR department.

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    Nice GTX-1180 joke.

      • drfish
      • 1 year ago

      LMAO

      • derFunkenstein
      • 1 year ago

      If EVERY spec on the internet was wrong, as he said, does that include the PNY listing?

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        No, as it turns out.

      • DancinJack
      • 1 year ago

      I thought it was p funny

      the part about it leaking was pretty good too. NOTHING HAS EVER LEAKED THIS MUCH EVER BEFORE

    • Kretschmer
    • 1 year ago

    Wake me up if my 1080Ti gets thwomped by an 2080. Otherwise, I’ll keep on fragging at 100 FPS and wait for Ray Tracing to hit the mainstream.

      • tipoo
      • 1 year ago

      Shots fired directly at your 1080TI

      I’ll take it off your hands for tree fiddy now

    • krazyredboy
    • 1 year ago

    1 minute ago…

    Guy on Microphone, we’re all ecstatic about the hardware and we’re just about ready to get back to all of the excitement… so let’s go back in and check it out…

    (cut to room)

    hundreds of people sitting… silently…

    • jihadjoe
    • 1 year ago

    Meh all these personalities and influencers. Bring out the dude with the leather jacket already!

    • derFunkenstein
    • 1 year ago

    These people play Fartnite the way I played Fartnite: hide and hope for the best. That got old, though so I quit.

    • Krogoth
    • 1 year ago

    Geforce 3 launch called.

    It wants its new rendering feature set back.

      • chuckula
      • 1 year ago

      [quote<]Now comes NVIDIA's GeForce3 chip, the company's most ambitious undertaking yet. It's also one of the most poorly named products in recent memory, because the GeForce3 name implies that this chip is a follow-on to the previous GeForce chips. In reality, GeForce3 is a completely new graphics chip that initiates a novel approach to real-time 3D graphics.[/quote<] [url<]https://techreport.com/review/2515/nvidia-geforce3-graphics-processor[/url<]

        • Krogoth
        • 1 year ago

        Sounds a lot like the RTX launch eh? 😉

      • derFunkenstein
      • 1 year ago

      Ya gotta quit repeating things just because they sound cool and edgy in your head.

        • DancinJack
        • 1 year ago

        ++++++++

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    Interesting things to look for: While we all know OMG RAYTRACING is going to dominate this presentation… does Nvidia present anything interesting for gaming [b<]outside[/b<] of raytracing? They don't want to end up in the trap of being "future proof" too early where a big chunk of the expensive hardware isn't really useful at launch. If they can still show halfway decent performance gains on Pascal in non-ray traced situations then they should be OK, but they can't only rely on OMG RAY TRACING.

      • DeadOfKnight
      • 1 year ago

      They have a pretty good history of influencing what is required for good performance.

      [url<]https://techreport.com/review/21404/crysis-2-tessellation-too-much-of-a-good-thing[/url<]

        • techguy
        • 1 year ago

        IIRC that was a code error which was corrected in a subsequent patch.

          • DeadOfKnight
          • 1 year ago

          That’s what they want you to believe.

            • chuckula
            • 1 year ago

            CryTek is involved in an international Luminati-Trilateral cabal to convince all of us that they are incompetent?!!?!?

            MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

            • Neutronbeam
            • 1 year ago

            It’s a Crysis!

    • JosiahBradley
    • 1 year ago

    The last stream was running from a single GT 1030 DDR4 edition, maybe this one will be on a RT 2030?

    • karma77police
    • 1 year ago

    Again, this is awesome but the price of these new cards is simply unacceptable. 800-1000 for 2080, 2080 ti is rather a bad joke. Anyone who is on 1080 or 1080ti, i’d say stay on it.

    We badly need AMD to start making competitive cards again from price/performance point of view, otherwise we are going to have one man running show…and that’s not good for consumers.

    See what happened to CPU Market? It has never been this good, AMD forced Intel to go from 4/8 to 8/16 in less than a year for the same price!!!!

      • chuckula
      • 1 year ago

      [quote<]See what happened to CPU Market? It has never been this good, AMD forced Intel to go from 4/8 to 8/16 in less than a year for the same price!!!![/quote<] That's the difference between Intel & Nvidia. Intel only reacts to AMD [b<]after[/b<] AMD has done something worthy of getting its attention. Mostly because putting AMD out of business is bad for the regulatory environment. Nvidia just doesn't care, it will put out these products even though Navi really is only a competitor to what will eventually be the GTR 2060.

        • karma77police
        • 1 year ago

        I understand that, but nothing is stopping Nvidia for jacking up these prices. If AMD released a card which is competitive to 2xxx series for few hunders dollars less, there is no brainer for consumer which one to pick. PNY RTX 2080ti -> potential price tag of $1000, which means Nvidia reference card is $900…is just too much.

        What I wonder is about 1080ti -> perfect time to pick one of those for <$600 maybe.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 1 year ago

      Why is everybody rooting for AMD to enter a market so they can take one for the team and lower prices?

        • chuckula
        • 1 year ago

        If I was a [b<]rational[/b<] AMD fanboy, far from hurling insults at Nvidia for "overpricing" its products, I'd be demanding a minimum price floor of at least $1000 for the GTR 2080 (not Ti) and substantially more for the GTR 2080Ti.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 1 year ago

          And if I was a unicorn I’d fart rainbows. Can’t be something that doesn’t exist. “rational fanboy” 😆

      • tipoo
      • 1 year ago

      It’s a big old early adopters fee, I feel like the real action will be next gen with 7nm. They improved the performance of raster graphics, added a very large functional unit for ray tracing, and are still using a 1_nm node, so it was bound to be expensive.

      7nm should be able to shrink it down to prices we would expect 1070-1080 replacements in.

      • DPete27
      • 1 year ago

      The new generation cards are always priced in line with the current price-performance curve + a premium for “latest and greatest”.

      Nvidia has no competition for these cards. Even the RTX2070 will likely outperform Vega64. So by lowering prices, Nvidia is only hurting themselves trying to get rid of 10-series cards. By pricing above the current curve, Nvidia can make extra profit on Turing, sell their 10-series cards at attractive profits still, and buy themselves some time for Turing yields to ramp up.

      #Winning

        • leor
        • 1 year ago

        I have a i9 7900x and a Titan Pascal in my main rig. I am clearly not shy about dropping 1k or so on kickass hardware, and I was totally planning on upgrading as soon as these came out, but these prices are batsh!t crazy. I wonder how many other people like me (their target audience for this product) are having the same reaction.

          • techguy
          • 1 year ago

          I am, but if the performance is there I’ll buy in the hopes of not having to buy again any time soon. As much as I like new hardware, it would be nice not to have to feel like I need to drop thousands every generation…

    • tipoo
    • 1 year ago

    I’m here, as always, for the leather clad engineer humor.

      • smilingcrow
      • 1 year ago

      I hope Jensen’s jacket is back from the dry cleaners in time as I’d hate to see him do it in his vest.

        • drfish
        • 1 year ago

        …and now Google history includes “can you dry clean leather?” Thanks for that.

        • chuckula
        • 1 year ago

        Jensen’s murder of animals for his sick on-stage fashion disgusts me!

        That’s why I only buy [b<][i<]Vega[/i<][/b<]n.

          • DragonDaddyBear
          • 1 year ago

          Genuine artificial leather? You are clearly a grumpy old man.

            • chuckula
            • 1 year ago

            [quote<]You are clearly a grumpy old man.[/quote<] While that's true, something tells me that my font gymnastics in the previous post weren't enough to get the pun across.

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