The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 will be faster than the PS5 and Xbox Series X, according to the latest reports.
This is the news coming out of the latest big PC events, one such being GTC China 2019, where Nvidia held several key talks.
One such event focused on plans for its graphics cards, as well as how successful gaming notebooks are becoming, and how they will stack up against other options.
During a talk in China, via Wccftech, NVIDIA’s CEO, Jensen Huang revealed that other devices wouldn’t be able to compete with the current-gen Turing-based GeForce RTX series graphics cards.
These will reportedly be more powerful than Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X.
Evidence of this came in the form of the slide shown during the presentation, which compared a Lenovo Y900 Gaming device with a GeForce GTX 980M, with the newer Lenovo Y740 Gaming laptop sporting the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics chip.
And the Max-Q device had a listed subject matter revealing that it was also faster than Next-Gen consoles.
And that means the likes of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, both of which will launch in 2020.
Talking about gaming notebooks while holding one, Jensen added: “This is ray-tracing in my hand.
“What was previously, two years ago, completely impossible to do, we are now doing Ray-Tracing in my hand.
“We also want to help people with a weak PC enjoy games. We estimate that the active install base of Nvidia to be around 200 Million.”
This was followed by news regarding a new cloud gaming service from Tencent, being powered by Nvidia tech.
It should be noted that consoles will remain one of Nvidia’s main rivals as we move into the next-gen phase of console gaming.
And it probably won’t surprise console gamers to find out that they will be lagging behind certain PC setups that will be available in 2020.
But the specs being talked about for consoles like the Xbox Series X and PS5 still sound impressive.
And with top FPS rates and 4K gaming become standard with next-gen consoles, it will be interesting how much Nividia, the PS5 and Xbox Series X will cost when compared.
For now, we can be pretty certain that the more versatile PC setups including RTX graphics cards will cost a lot more than the new consoles.
“From a technical standpoint, this will manifest as world-class visuals in 4K at 60FPS, with possibility of up to 120FPS, including support for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), and 8K capability,” Microsoft confirms in a new message.
“Powered by our custom-designed processor leveraging the latest Zen 2 and next-generation RDNA architecture from our partners at AMD, Xbox Series X will deliver hardware accelerated ray tracing and a new level of performance never before seen in a console.
“Additionally, our patented Variable Rate Shading (VRS) technology will allow developers to get even more out of the Xbox Series X GPU, and our next-generation SSD will virtually eliminate load times and bring players into their gaming worlds faster than ever before.
“We are minimising latency by leveraging technology such as Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and giving developers new functionality like Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) to make Xbox Series X the most responsive console ever.”
As always, the cost of gaming will likely determine how many gamers will continue to use consoles or switch to a PC setup.
And until we know everything about the new PS5 and Xbox X consoles, we will have to wait to make direct comparisons.