'Tis the season to RTX
NVIDIA has had an absolutely huge last 12 or so months, with the launch of the Turing GPU architecture in 2018 and countless GeForce RTX and even new Turing-based GeForce GTX series graphics cards launched.
We've had a bunch of new games and updates to older games and surprises in between like Minecraft and Quake II with RTX technology upgrades, giving even more reasons to upgrade your GeForce graphics card. Now with Black Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the end of this decade looming -- it's time for some upgrades for the enthusiast in your life.
NVIDIA has a slew of GeForce RTX graphics cards to choose from for a new upgrade, starting with the GeForce RTX 2060, GeForce RTX 2070, GeForce RTX 2080, and flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards. They're all based on Turing, all pack new GDDR6 memory, and all include ray tracing support.
There have been new Turing-based graphics cards released in 2019 in the new GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, and GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER which are all upgrades on their non-SUPER ways. The GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER is the largest upgrade, something I'll go into deeper into this article.
This year has been absolutely mammoth for games and especially RTX-capable games, with Remedy Entertainment launching what is now the best-looking game of 2019 (and maybe ever) with Control. Control is the absolute best use case of NVIDIA's real-time ray tracing effects with RTX enabled the game looks out of this world.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was a surprise announcement earlier this year, with the game featuring ray traced shadows and you can tell -- it looks awesome with them enabled. It's not as good of a show of RTX as Control, but still it is just shadows and the difference is instantly noticeable.
Insanely popular games like Minecraft have been teased with RTX upgrades, so too as Quake II -- an old 90s shooter favorite of mine.
If new desktop graphics cards and new RTX powered games aren't up your alley, then remember we have a slew of new and improved G-SYNC gaming monitors with G-SYNC Compatible now a thing you don't need to buy G-SYNC exclusive monitors to enjoy NVIDIA's variable refresh technology.
Then we have gaming desktops and laptops, with NVIDIA partnering with the usual custom notebook makers like Razer, ASUS, MSI and others for new GeForce RTX-powered gaming laptops. If you want your gaming on-the-go, then you can't go better than a GeForce RTX series gaming laptop.
Please Note: This is a sponsored article by NVIDIA, but all words are my own. I was given a few games to recommend, and to talk about GeForce RTX graphics cards, but that's it.