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GeForce RTX 2080 may be the name of Nvidia's next flagship graphics card

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Just when we thought we had a firm grasp of what Nvidia Turing could be a new rumor suggest the company will be dropping its iconic GTX-branding with its next-generation graphics cards.

Nvidia will supposedly adopt an all new RTX branding for the upcoming Turing family of graphics cards according to AdoredTV (opens in new tab)’s unnamed sources. The tech YouTuber backs up his claims noting that Nvidia recently trademarked GeForce RTX and Quadro RTX.

The running theory so far is the RTX name may allude to Nvidia introducing real-time Raytracing technology, which thus far has only been available through the company’s extremely expensive Volta-based supercomputers.

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AdoredTV also claims its source has said that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 will be 8% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti and 50% faster than the GTX 1080. A new Titan GPU is also purportedly in the works to be 15% faster than the Titan V and 50% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti.

Now these rumors are coming from pretty far left field, as the majority of rumors on Nvidia’s next GPUs have pointed to 11-series graphics cards. This includes an Aida 64 screenshot (opens in new tab) that popped up earlier in the week all but verified the Nvidia GTX 1180’s existence – though they interestingly suggest it will be powered by a GV104 Volta core.

Right now, it’s hard to believe any rumor over another, so we’ll take this all with a grain of salt. Luckily, we can all soon get away from this speculation as we race onwards to Nvidia’s GeForce Gaming Celebration event at Gamescom later this August.

Via Videocardz (opens in new tab)

Kevin Lee
Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee was a former computing reporter at TechRadar. Kevin is now the SEO Updates Editor at IGN based in New York. He handles all of the best of tech buying guides while also dipping his hand in the entertainment and games evergreen content. Kevin has over eight years of experience in the tech and games publications with previous bylines at Polygon, PC World, and more. Outside of work, Kevin is major movie buff of cult and bad films. He also regularly plays flight & space sim and racing games. IRL he's a fan of archery, axe throwing, and board games.