We previously mentioned that Nvidia has imposed embargo on reviews for its GeForce RTX 2080, 2080Ti and Turing architecture. The embargo was believed to get lifted on September 14th for RTX 2080, however, the recent events suggest there will be a delay.
In the light of recent events, we can say there will be delay and new date for RTX 2080 reviews will be of same as RTX 2080Ti: September 19th. For one, only few handful reviewers has got RTX 2080 graphics card. Second, Nvidia has not provided the drivers to reviewers. So even if reviewers who have the graphics card already, they will not be able to test it.
So, there will be slightly alteration in dates that we previously mentioned. Here is the updated schedule for full review on RTX graphics card and Turing architecture.
- Turing Architecture – September 14, 2018
- GeForce RTX 2080 – September 19, 2018
- GeForce RTX 2080Ti – September 19, 2018
Once the embargo is lifted, the reviewers will receive officially the RTX series graphic cards to analyze, benchmark and test. Basically, a total performance index will be revealed after the embargo. The reviews of AIB partners graphic cards along with founders edition will also be published on the same day.
Nvidia at Gamescom showcased few games which will support real-time ray tracing. Battlefield V, Shadow of Tomb Raider and Control were few games in which real-time ray tracing feature was showcased. Ray-Tracing is RTX exclusive feature that will only come in Turing Architecture GPUs. In addition to that, only GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti will support this feature. At this point it is unknown if any other RTX gpu (if shown in future) may support the feature or not.
Also, back at SIGGRAPH event, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang praised the potential of real-time ray tracing. He further said:
Hybrid rendering will change the industry, opening up amazing possibilities that enhance our lives with more beautiful designs, richer entertainment and more interactive experiences. The arrival of real-time ray tracing is the Holy Grail of our industry.
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