It's been two years since Nvidia has released new GPUs and the drought seems to be ending soon with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti expected to be launched by the company at an event at Gamescom 2018. With the previous 10-series GPUs holding up exceptionally well in most games, it's no surprise that Nvidia hasn't felt the need to announce new hardware. However, with the decline in revenue from Bitcoin miners coupled with advances in tech such as ray tracing the timing seems ripe for new graphics cards. Here's what you can expect from Nvidia and how you can watch it.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 launch event start time is 6pm CET (10:30pm IST) on August 20 and is expected to end at midnight CET (4:30am IST) on August 21. That said, we won't be surprised to see the actual announcements stretch for not more than an hour, with the rest of it focussing on details of the tech at hand.
You'll be able to catch the event as it happens on Nvidia's Twitch channel. Oddly, there doesn't seem to be a YouTube stream you can tune into. More so if you're watching from India as Twitch doesn't work as well as it should due to the lack of local servers. Nonetheless, we've embedded a link to the stream right on this page for you to watch.
With most details of both the RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 leaking prior, it's safe to say that Nvidia should confirm pricing and availability. While the GPUs are rumoured to cost around $1,200 (close to Rs. 84,000) this would be as good a stage as any for Nvidia to hint at if not announce new mid-range and budget options for those not looking to spend too much.
Are you looking for Nvidia's reveal? Or are you going to be using a 10-series GPU instead? Let us know in the comments.