GeForce RTX 2080Nvidia has just announced its next generation flagship graphics card, the GeForce RTX 2080. And you can find these in multiple configurations at Best Buy. In addition, you’ll find the GeForce RTX 2080 powering an all-new, exclusive ROG Strix Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 gaming PC. Here’s everything you need to know about Nvidia’s new monster graphics card and some details on that killer ROG rig.

GeForce RTX 2080Nvidia Turing architecture will change PC gaming

Any discussion about the GeForce RTX 2080 has to start with Turing. This is Nvidia’s new GPU architecture, and it’s about to change PC gaming in a big way. We’ve become accustomed to hyperbole around specs and “next gen” products, but this is a case where the excitement is deserved. Nvidia’s new Turing GPU architecture isn’t a bump, it’s revolutionary. Turing GPUs feature integrated AI Tensor Cores and ultra-fast GDDR6 RAM. The power of AI and machine learning means vastly improved performance, and (for the first time ever) real-time ray tracing.

GeForce RTX 2080

Nvidia says this means graphics cards like the new GeForce RTX 2080 can offer up to six times the performance of the previous generation GPUs. More importantly, they can deliver special effects like reflections and lighting effects in real-time, that have previously been possible only in rendered cut scenes.

ASUS ROG Strix Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Gaming PC

GeForce RTX 2080

Speaking of Turing architecture and the GeForce RTX 2080, one of the first desktop gaming PCs to feature that killer new Nvidia graphics card is coming from ASUS and its Republic of Gamers brand. It features an exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 chassis design, along with a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC Standard Edition. In addition to the GeForce RTX 2080, this ROG gaming PC is packed with components that make it a competitive force, including:

  • A six-core, factory overclocked Intel Core i7-8700K CPU @ 3.7GHz
  • 16 GB 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 156GB PCIe SSD
  • 2 TB 7200RPM HDD
  • ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED chassis lighting
  • Aura-compatible ROG STRIX Flare mechanical keyboard and ROG Gladius II mouse

In addition to the GeForce RTX 2080 AI-powered special effects goodness in supported games and a big leap forward in 4K gaming performance, ASUS says this gaming PC can run Overwatch at FHD Ultra at 150FPS.

The GeForce RTX 2080 is the new flagship graphics card

Already own a gaming rig? You can also buy the GeForce RTX 2080 as a standalone product. The new flagship series boasts impressive capabilities, including:

  • Up to 7680 x 4320 (8K) resolution
  • Up to four monitors
  • SLI-ready
  • VR-ready
  • G-Sync compatible

Nvidia’s Turing architecture means the card features AI Tensor Cores with real-time ray tracing for hyper realistic, movie quality graphics. Video RAM is the latest (and fastest) GDDR6, at 14Gbps. In addition, the GeForce RTX 2080 chews through 4K games, easily breaking the 60FPS barrier in 4K resolution for titles like Far Cry 5 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

 

As mentioned in the intro, you can the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 series graphic cards are available now.

Brad Moon
Editor Computing solutions
I’m a long-time electronics and gadget geek who’s been fortunate enough to enjoy a career that lets me indulge this interest. After 13 years as a product manager with a leading Canadian tech company, I transitioned into a full-time career of writing about technology. I’ve contributed to a range of publications and websites including Forbes, Wired, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, About.com, MSN Money, the Winnipeg Free Press, InvestorPlace Media, Shaw Media and—combining technology and my three kids—I’ve been a Core Contributor to the award winning GeekDad blog since its launch in 2007.