NVIDIA launched their Turing GPU architecture in 2018, making a complete departure from traditional GPU designs and creating a hybrid structure that would come with a variety of new technologies to energy the next-gen immersive gaming experiences.
While initially declared with Quadro lineup under the brand new Quadro RTX title, everyone knew that the Turing architecture was coming to the GeForce lineup. It arrived in the GeForce lineup a few months later under the brand new GeForce RTX name. NVIDIA’s first significant naming departure for two decades of GeForce GTX.
The GeForce RTX 20 collection was the enablement of real-time raytracing, which is the perfect grail of graphics and something NVIDIA spent a decade to perfect. In addition to raytracing, NVIDIA further aims to bet on AI, which will play a vital role in powering features such as DLSS or Deep Learning Tremendous Sampling, a unique way of providing the same quality as the more taxing MSAA AA strategies at twice the efficiency.
NVIDIA has revealed cards under the GeForce RTX 20 series fleet, the flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, the Enthusiast GeForce RTX 2080, the high-efficiency GeForce RTX 2070 and the main-stream GeForce RTX 2060. Now, NVIDIA is looking to offer Turing for more affordable costs. Hence, it is also going back to the same old GeForce GTX title and for good reasons.
While GeForce RTX and GeForce GTX will walk beside each other in this generation, the GeForce GTX fleet, as the title suggests, could be aiming for raw efficiency over the graphics intensive RTX features which only the RTX cards support.