NVIDIA unveils GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070 at Gamescom 2018: Indian Prices, specifications and availability explored

By Mithun Mohandas | Updated 21 Aug 2018
NVIDIA unveils GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070 at Gamescom 2018: Indian Prices, specifications and availability explored
  • Prices for the new Turing based NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti stand at Rs.1,02,500, RTX 2080 at Rs.68,500 and RTX 2070 at Rs.51,200. Pre-orders have begun for Founder's Edition cards.

NVIDIA held its much-awaited press event for the new Turing-based GeForce 20-series graphics cards at Gamescom 2018. Most of the details including the partner cards, price, specifications and features have been the subject of several leaks in the weeks leading up to today’s event. NVIDIA CEO, Jensen Huang revealed the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and the RTX 2080 as the first set of graphics cards from the 20-series. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founder’s Edition will be priced at $1,199, the GeForce RTX 2080 Founder’s Edition will be priced at $799 and lastly, the GeForce RTX 2070 will be priced at $599. Board partners will be selling their cards at much lower prices. The RTX 2080 Ti will be priced at $999, RTX 2080 at $699 and the RTX 2070 at $499. Official Indian pricing for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition is Rs.1,02,500. The GeForce RTX 2080 is selling for Rs.68,500 and the GeForce RTX 2070 is retailing at Rs.51,200. We'll update the post as and when we get official pricing from board partners.

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Why RTX and not GTX?

Naturally, the new RTX branding has caused a lot of confusion for those who have not following the leaks and news around the new Turing based NVIDIA 20-series graphics cards. Simply put, NVIDIA opted for the new RTX branding to promote the significant ray-tracing performance increment that the new RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 are capapble of. As for the lower members of the family such as the 2060 and 2050, they're expected to carry the GTX moniker because they don't have that big of an improvement in terms of ray-tracing performance. Also, it should be noted that the Real-Time Ray Tracing capabilities are because of the new RT cores that are built into the new NVIDIA Turing GPUs.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070 Specifications

Today’s announcement confirms all the specifications of the new graphics cards that were leaked on the PNY website two days ago. With the reference design Founder’s Edition cards, we don’t see much of a difference from what we know. The core counts, memory specs, TDP and multi-GPU capabilities have not changed. 

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  NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti NVIDIA RTX 2080 NVIDIA RTX 2070
CUDA Cores 4352 2944 2304
Core Clock 1350 MHz 1515 MHz 1410 MHz
Boost Clock 1545 MHz 1710 MHz 1620 MHz
FE Boost Clock 1635 MHz 1800 MHz 1710 MHz
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Capacity 11 GB 8 GB 8 GB
Memory Interface 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 616 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s
TDP 285 W 285 W 185 W
SLI NVLink 2-way NVLink 2-way NA
Multi-Screen Yes Yes Yes
Max Resolution 7680 × 4320 @60Hz (Digital) 7680 × 4320 @60Hz (Digital) 7680 × 4320 @60Hz (Digital)
Power Input 2x 8-Pin 1x 6-Pin 1x 8-Pin 1x 8-Pin
Bus Type PCI-Express 3.0 PCI-Express 3.0 PCI-Express 3.0
FE Price $1,199 $799 $599
Partner Price $999 $699 $499

The key difference here is that the Founder’s Edition graphics cards are better off in terms of boost clock. The Founders Edition GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 get an increment of 90 MHz over the reference boost clock.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070 Prices

NVIDIA has begun accepting pre-orders for the Founder’s Edition RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2080 on their respective regional websites and the prices for these cards are as follows. 

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GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: $1,199
GeForce RTX 2080: $799
GeForce RTX 2070: $599

Here's the official Indian pricing for the cards as of now. They are available for pre-order on the Indian NVIDIA website.

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: Rs.1,02,500
GeForce RTX 2080: Rs.68,500
GeForce RTX 2070: Rs.51,200

It would appear that the lack of competition from AMD has given NVIDIA a free hand to jack up the prices to exorbitant levels. However, board partners get to sell it at a lot better prices and they're as follows. 

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX Pricing

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: $999
GeForce RTX 2080: $699
GeForce RTX 2070: $499

Indian prices with taxes for ZOTAC's RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 is as follows:

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: Rs.105,990
GeForce RTX 2080: Rs.70,990
GeForce RTX 2070: Rs.56,500 (Not confirmed)

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070 availability

While pre-order have begun on 20 August, 2018 for the new Turing based NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070, customers will only be getting their cards starting from September 20th.

Update: Official Indian pricing for Founder's Edition cards added. AIB prices also added.

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Mithun Mohandas
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