NDA on the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti has been lifted and the reviews are coming in. One of the major highlights of the new Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti and Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics cards is that they both support Nvidia RTX real-time ray tracing but at launch, at least at the time of review, there are no games that support this feature.
The only performance that can be compared is the traditional performance of the previous generation of graphics cards. Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti performs around 50% better as compared to the GTX 1080 Ti and the Nvidia RTX 2080 is almost the same kind of upgrade but Nvidia made a huge thing about real-time ray tracing and promised so much that we have not got to see at launch.
Furthermore, the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti has been delayed and instead of the graphics cards being available on the 20th, they will now be available on the 27th. If you have pre-ordered the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti, then you will get one by the 27th. It is worth noticing that real-time ray tracing is a feature that has to be implemented in games individually and the games that we were hoping to see this technology in action in were Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Battlefield V.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is out now but you will have to wait for the RT patch to be released in order to take advantage of the feature and Battlefield V has been delayed. It is worth noting that Linus from Linus Tech Tips was able to persuade a developer to show off this technology but Nvidia did not allow that to happen, which is very fishy indeed.
Summing things up, Nvidia was and is very strict regarding who reviews these graphics cards and how they are tested. Other than that the NDA was extended because drivers and cards were not provided in due time. This is s rushed launch to say the very least and it is clear that real-time ray tracing is a feature that is not ready yet.
Keeping in mind that AMD does not have a very footing in the graphics space and there is no alternative for the GTX 1080 that the Red team is able to provide, let alone the RTX 2080 Ti, you have to wonder why Nvidia has been rushing things to start with.
Let us know what you think about the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti and whether or not you are interested in getting an Nvidia RTX graphics card.