NVIDIA has officially confirmed the availability of its other Turing-powered powered GeForce RTX series graphics card, the RTX 2070. The GPU brand announced the card’s official release date of 17 October via its official Twitter account. Along with its official pricetag of US$499 (~RM2065) for the card’s reference PCB, and US$599 (~RM2479) for the Founders Edition of the card.
The RTX 2070 seen in the tweet is the Founders Edition, specifically. Specs-wise, the card is based on the brand’s Turing TU106 GPU architecture. It houses the same 8GB GDDR6 memory buffer as the RTX 2080, but retains the same 14Gbps memory speed.
Beautiful any way you look at it.
The GeForce RTX 2070 will be available on October 17th. #GraphicsReinvented
— NVIDIA GeForce (@NVIDIAGeForce) September 25, 2018
The RTX 2070 only houses just 2304 CUDA cores, but just like the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti, the card does come equipped with RT Cores and Tensor Cores. Meaning that the card will be able to take advantage of of ray-tracing and DLSS (upon their availability). In terms of speed, the base clockspeed of the RTX 2070 starts at 1410MHz, while its boost clockspeed is set to 1620MHz (1710MHz for the Founders Edition).
Unlike the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti, the RTX 2070 will not have an NVLink bridge, leaving the multi-GPU support capacity to the brand’s RTX 2080 series card. However, the RTX 2070 seems to be to most power efficient of the trio, with the reference PCB only requiring a single 8-pin to run.
So far, NVIDIA brand partners such as ASUS recently announced its entire RTX 2070 lineup. Other brands such as Gigabyte has also listed down its custom-cooled variant of the card on its official page, despite it being only one card.
In any case, we’ll definitely be seeing more custom-colled RTX 2070 cards popping up here, come 17 October. As always, the Malaysian market won’t officially be getting the Founders Edition of the card, not unless NVIDIA has a change of heart.