Nvidia has revealed some new GeForce RTX 20 Series performance details during its GTC Japan 2018 conference, showcasing a comparison between its upcoming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 graphics cards with two previous-gen series.
Unfortunately, Nvidia’s insistence on poorly labeling and scaling its performance charts correctly means we’re being forced to take a bit of a stab in the dark here when it comes to performance. Maybe the bottom of the chart represents zero frames per second, maybe it doesn’t.
What is clear though is that Nvidia is pitching the GeForce RTX 2080 as a 4K 60fps single-GPU solution. The RTX 2080 is a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and marginally more expensive based on current prices.
The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is then yet another step up and should be capable of 60fps 4K with performance to spare. In terms of future-proofing, the RTX 2080 Ti is the safer bet, which you’d kind of expect when costing another $400. In terms of the price to performance sweet spot though, the 50% price increase may not quite amount to a 50% increase in performance.
Interestingly, the performance differential between the RTX 2080 Ti and the RTX 2080 also appears to be a fair bit larger than between both the GTX 1080 Ti and the GTX 1080, or the GTX 980 Ti and the GTX 980. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was 35% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080, so we’re expecting the RTX 2080 Ti to be in excess of 35% faster than the RTX 2080 based upon this chart.
Considering the worrying amount of cash involved here, things get a whole lot tastier when Deep Learning Imaging (DLSS) gets involved. This technique uses the RTX 20-Series Tensor Cores’ AI capabilities to run anti-aliasing effects much faster than previous generation GPUs. Games will need to be updated specifically to support DLSS, but you can see in the (terrible) chart below that the performance gains could be hugely significant.
Unfortunately, it’s really difficult to actually pluck any concrete info or performance advances from this chart as it’s just too badly laid out. We’ve only got a single point of reference for the scale, while we don’t even know which games were tested and what graphics settings.
There’s a whole lot of ifs and buts about these cards still, although all will be revealed next Wednesday, September 19th, when the reviews for the GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti finally drop.