The official sell date for NVIDIA’s next-generation GeForce RTX series GPUs in Malaysia is just around the corner. And while it’s no secret that gamers and PC enthusiasts looking to own one of these new Turing-powered GPUs will have to pay a premium, NVIDIA has said that it has no plans on discontinuing its Pascal-powered GPUs, just yet.
During a keynote at the annual Citi Global Technology Conference, Colette Kress, chief financial officer at NVIDIA, said that the company will be shipping out its new RTX series cards alongside its currently existing GTX 10-series GPUs. Kress seemed to justify the high asking price of the new Turing cards, stating that their performance improvement over Pascal “is much greater than the overall price”.
Kress compounded Turing’s graphical prowess further by saying – when asked for an apples-to-apples comparison between the two GPU architectures – that gamers will likely see a “2x improvement without even dealing with overall ray-tracing on existing games”.
Oddly enough, Kress didn’t elaborate much on the mid-range and entry-level Turing GPUs. Adding on to that is the fact that her comments during the conference made it sound as though NVIDIA the remaining cards will not be able to perform ray-tracing. “The cards will come out. We’ll start with the ray-tracing cards. We have the 2080 Ti, the 2080, and the 2070 overall coming to market”.
It should be noted that the last part is merely just speculation on our part, so until NVIDIA actually releases the rest of the cards in its new series, we recommend that you treat that bit of news with a healthy amount of skepticism.