Alienware Aurora, Area 51 upgraded with NVIDIA RTX GPUs for 12K gaming

Following a number of possible leaks and rumors the truth has finally been revealed today at Gamescom 2018 as NVIDIA took to the stage to announce their newest graphics processing unit (GPU), the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series. NVIDIA also highlights that these cards are powered by their latest Turing architecture, and will have a ray-tracing feature, for real-time light reflections and cinematic effects in your games. NVIDIA has broken from its "GTX" naming scheme, with the "R" in RTX standing for "ray-tracing". All cards are tested by NVIDIA to ensure they run at the state clock speeds and are backed by a 3-year warranty.

Interestingly, the new stock card moves to a dual-fan design. MSI is really going all-out making sure that overclockers have enough power to play with: the RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio requires a pair of eight-pin power connectors, while the RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Trio requires two eight-pin connectors plus an additional six-pin connector. Games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro: Exodus, and Battlefield V showcased how this tech is implemented by comparing a scene with RTX turned on and off. In short, ray tracing technology is capable of more realistic global illumination and accurate projections of ambient light, and affords the ability to efficiently calculate the reflections and light sources that exist outside of the screen space. The RTX series also dedicates a significant level of support to advanced VR rendering, which is good news for anyone running a device on their PC. The RTX 2070 card comes with the same memory configuration at the RTX 2080, only sporting a handful fewer CUDA cores; 2,304 to be exact. Keep in mind that the new RTX GPUs start at $799, and go up to $1,199 for the RTX 2080 Ti, so the pricing of the Alienware machines will vary depending on which GPU you choose.

Lavrov: Syria has the right to attack terrorists
Turkey and Russia will take steps to "enhance strategic partnership", Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said here on Tuesday. "Despite everything, we are ready to talk about everything to solve the existing problems as equal partners", he said.

NVIDIA Founders Edition Graphics Cards - Now With 90 MHz Out of Box Overclock! HP is also hitting the ground running with its new OMEN Obelisk, a powerhouse rig that combines the new NVIDIA cards with speedy memory from HyperX. The Founder's Edition GeForce RTX 2070 is priced at $599, with no word on shipping yet. We'll add details for more cards as we get them.

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