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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 RTX 2070 Graphics Card 2018

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, RTX 2070 Series – Graphics Reinvented 2018

NVIDIA Brought New GeForce RTX GPU Called Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, RTX 2070

If by any chance you have been a tech enthusiast or a hardcore gamer, you probably know what GPU is and what it does. If not, we are here to help you out. Being a tech enthusiast or a hardcore gamer, you know it is very difficult to manage without a high-end GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) which generally comes as graphics card. It is all because the output the human eyes want to see is just limitless. Which in case increases the specs requirement for the software to provide. You just cannot slam in the quality you want from a system and not have something that can actually process that for you. Here comes the role of GPU. Previously, the computing system had little to no GPU drives and memory provided along with them. But as the requirement increased, so did the availability of such drives.

A Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and accelerate the creation of images in frame buffer intended for output to a display device. So basically, it a device that shares the load of CPU in image creation to provide you much faster and elegant results without stressing the CPU alone.

Having come across GPU, you shouldn’t have missed the name “NVIDIA”, one of the leading companies in Graphic Cards manufacturer and a competitor to other Graphic Card manufacturer “AMD”. Nvidia is an American Technology Company specializing in making GPUs for the gaming and professional markets as well as SoCs for mobile computing and automotive market. The Nvidia GPU lineup is named “Nvidia GeForce”. Since 2014, it has shifted to four market in particular- gaming, professional, visualization, data centers, and auto.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs

The NVIDIA RTX platform fuses ray tracing, deep learning and rasterization to fundamentally transform the creative process for the content creators and developers through the NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture and support for industry leading tools and APIs. Application which are built on the RTX platform has the ability to bring the power of real-time photorealistic rendering and AI-enhanced graphics, video and image processing.

Ray tracing which has been used as non-real-time rendering, it provides some cool features related to the lighting by simulating the physical behavior of light. It makes the viewing experience realistic. RTX-enabled GPU provides dedicated ray tracing acceleration to provide real-time raytracing in games and other graphics applications.

As a comparison, we can say that everything that an RTX GPUs include is there to help with the better processing of the graphics in real-time, that makes the viewing experience mesmerizing and natural as we would see from the ease of naked eyes. Experience the view as we have been watching it through a window rather than through a monitor. All the ray tracing, AI, rasterization etc. feature work in unison to provide you the ultimate viewing experience on RTX GPUs.

GeForce RTX Gaming Graphics Cards for Gaming Experience

NVIDIA GeForce RTX delivers the ultimate gaming experiences. Powered by the new NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture, and the revolutionary RTX platform, RTX graphics cards bring together the ray tracing, AI and programmable shading which brings out the whole new level of gaming experiences.

NVIDIA has been focusing on the gaming experience of the users as their major concern and aim for the company. It has many GPUs that provide ultimate gaming performance yet development is necessity of time and users tend to ask for more even they have had their best. Its some of the GPUs on the lineup for gaming are:

  • GeForce GTX 1080 Ti – based on NVIDIA Pascal Architecture with 11GB GDDR5X memory and 11Gbps speed
  • GeForce GTX 1080 – based on NVIDIA Pascal Architecture with 8GB GDDR5X memory and 10Gbps speed
  • GeForce GTX 1070 and 1070 Ti – based on NVIDIA Pascal Architecture with 8GB GDDR5 memory and 8Gbps speed and difference in cores as 2432 and 1920 resp.

Also, the NVIDIA GTX gaming lineup is huge and they have been developing the capabilities of their GPUs to a whole different level, all being better than before. But recently though, they have announced next gaming lineup as GeForce RTX GPUs. This GPU lineup is going to change the gaming experience with the compatible devices and games that could use the graphics card to its full potential. The outcome is going to be mind-blowing.

Currently, the RTX lineup has 3 Graphics Cards on the verge of release. They are as follows:

  • GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • GeForce RTX 2080
  • GeForce RTX 2070

These three are the newest and most advanced graphics cards with the NVIDIA Turing architecture that is said to be advanced in so many ways to the Pascal architecture. There is definitely going to be additions to the lineup upon frequent development and research works. NVIDIA RTX already has begin being used by few game makers releasing in few months’ time that utilizes the amazing new features of the NVIDIA next-gen graphics cards.

Also Read: All You Need To Know About NVIDIA – NVIDIA Wiki

GeForce RTX Specs

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 RTX 2070 Graphics Card 2018

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Featured with next-gen NVIDIA Turing architecture and numerous hours of R & D, we expect to see some spectacular advancement on the specs side of these three new graphics cards. As said earlier, all 3 graphics cards have been built on NVIDIA Turing architecture. All of them have RT cores to allow the hardware acceleration of light rays in real-time that has never been done before. The possibilities include deferred shading, real-time transparency and translucency effects with objects in motion. The color production and the accuracy will be to point.

The official specs for these GPUs are given below.

Names RTX 2070 RTX 2080 RTX 2080 Ti
GPU Architecture Turing (TU104) Turing (TU104) Turing (TU102)
Process 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF
Die Size TBD TBD 754mm2
Transistors TBD TBD 18.6 billion
CUDA Cores 2304 2944 4352
TMUs/ROPs 144/64 184/64 272/88
GigaRays 6 /s 8 /s 10 /s
Cache 4 MB L2 4 MB L2 6 MB L2
Base clock 1410 MHz 1515 MHz 1350 MHz
Boost clock 1620 MHz
1710 MHz OC
1710 MHz
1800 MHz OC
1545 MHz
1635 MHz OC
Compute 7.5 TFLOPs 10.1 TFLOPs 13.4 TFLOPs
Memory 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 11 GB GDDR6
Memory speed 14.00 Gbps 14.00 Gbps 14.00 Gbps
Memory interface 256-bit 256-bit 352-bit
Memory bandwidth 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 616 GB/s
Power connectors 8 pins 8+8 pins 8+8 pins
TDP 185W 215W 250W

These are the detailed specification to the all-new RTX graphic card range of NVIDIA. With the advancement form the previous generation graphic card, the performance is sid to have increased drastically.

GeForce RTX 2000 series features

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 RTX 2070 Graphics Card 2018

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  • NVIDIA Turing Architecture

With the leap from Pascal to Turing Architecture, the new cards give up to 6X the performance of previous-generation Pascal based graphics cards.

It has real-time raytracing enabled in games and enhanced by powerful AI technology to uplift the user experience.

  • Game Ready Drivers

You are up and running the game even with the extensive settings in no time. The drivers are game ready. It provides you with the highest level of performance, and smoothest experience possible from the moment you start playing the game. No matter what game you are playing, it will always be adopted for the highest possible outcomes whenever you start to play. You won’t be disappointed with what you get as an output.

  • NVIDIA Shadow play

Not only it optimizes with the games you play, but you can record and share high-quality gameplay videos, screenshots and livestreams with your friends. It is pretty handy-dandy and probably won’t let you do the hard-work instead have everything prepared for you.

  • NVIDIA Ansel

Now you can turn your screenshots into an art. It provides you with powerful in-game photo mode that captures 360, HDR and super-resolution photos. Taking screenshots had never been so excited before.

  • Virtual Reality

By combining advanced VR rendering, real-time ray tracing and AI, GeForce RTX is fixed to take the VR experience to a whole new level. Already VR is in its peak with its application and with newest technology applied, it is sure to blow the roofs off your head.

  • NVIDIA G-sync and HDR

You can now get smooth, tear-free gameplay at the refresh rates up to 240 Hz that is crazy on its own and plus the functionality of HDR and god knows what more. For this little equipment to perform on full throttle, gaming peripherals are required to be on top class and for enthusiast gamers, this is the ultimate go-to equipment.

  • DirectX 12

The support of DirectX 12 ensures the power for new visual effects and rendering techniques for more lifelike gaming experiences. Once in the game, you would like to get emerged into the likes and feels of the game.

  • 4K

The world has been moving forward in the resolution section with the addition of more and more “K” to the resolution. This graphic card family steps up the gaming experience with 4K resolution with every little detail covered.

Ports, Noise, and Cooling

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 RTX 2070 Graphics Card 2018

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With the changes made to the hardware inside the RTX 20 series, the exterior of the cards has received pretty sweet vamp too. After the use of single fans for decades now, with the new series, a second fan has been integrated to the system. Because of the high-power requirement of the cards, it was somewhat necessary thing to do. Through the throttling of the card, the temperature constraints have to be kept in mind.

Though there is addition of second fan for cooling purpose, the Graphic card sits much quitter than the previous version as assured by Huang. Even when fully clocked, the graphic card is said to maintain its temperature and noise at comfortable level. Better cooling solution is something that drives the user towards the third-party alternatives and to have something already included is an awesome thing to have.

The back-end of the card looks pretty neat with few port options. Alongside typical display port 1.4 and HDMI 2.0b connectors, there is also a VirtualLink, a USB-C shaped port that is designed to provide power and video to virtual reality headsets. Although none of the major ones are present with the support of the feature, but its always good thing to have something that might cut down on cables and their sizes for VR in any way near future.

NVIDIA RTX Release Dates and How To Order One?

The Founder’s Edition of the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti and all other third-party models will be released on September 20th. The pre-orders are active right now and you can go check them out at the official website of NVIDIA here https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/20-series/.

The RTX 2070, meanwhile, will only be released on October the dates being unknown to the general public. You can pre-order cards from the official website but the “2070” stating “notify me” meaning you can have a notification set up whenever the card is ready for pre-order or sale.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Graphics Reinvented – NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang

NVIDIA Turing RTX 2000 Series Prices

The NVIDIA RTX 2000 series graphics card comes in two version and their prices vary accordingly. The prices for the graphics cards are listed as below.

NVIDIA RTX 2070 – $499 US

NVIDIA RTX 2080 – $699 US

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti – $999 US

The prices for the Founder’s Edition of these cards are listed on the official website of NVIDIA as follows.

NVIDIA RTX 2070 Founder’s Edition – $599 US

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Founder’s Edition – $799 US

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Founder’s Edition – $1,199 US

Final Verdict

Development is the necessity for the evolution. We tend to keep marching forward towards the development exploring new areas, trying to achieve new things. We never settle with single thing, we just want to excel forward.

The graphics card too is something that needs frequent tweaks. The better the quality we get, the more we ask for. NVIDIA RTX 2000 series too is no different. Given the price point for the new cards, the specs are great to watch for. We get what we pay for. For the gamers perspective, it will a thing to watch what quality it puts forward for the existing peripheral devices and the new devices support. For me, it’s a win-win condition, the price is to the par and the specs are great as well. We just have to watch for what the outcomes are from the hypes put forward by the company.

Apple Reaches 1 Trillion Dollars - Apple Inc

Apple Reaches 1 Trillion Dollars

Apple Is Now A $1 Trillion Company From US

Apple Company History

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What’s more exciting than establishing a multinational company? The answer to this question is crossing the milestones once which looked impossible. Yes, Apple is now first US company with the market cap of over $1 trillion. It might not be the first one to do so, but it is definitely the most anticipated one. Leaving behind all the stereotypes and critics behind, Apple is marching forward keeping its chest up and head high.

Apple History

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that has its feet in consumer electronics, computer software, online services and many more that has been aiding in the life of we people.  Apple was founded by Steve Jobs,  Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in April 1976 with its first product Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. It incorporated its name as Apple computer, Inc. in January 1977 with the significant momentum in the Apple II sales and revenue growth for the company. After that with some hiccups and bouncing here and there, Apple is successful in keeping its name high in the electronic market. The company had faced few bumps when the its competitors sold lower-priced products. But as of now, on August 2018, it has successfully established itself as the first public U.S. company to be valued at over US$1 trillion.

Apple Reaches 1 Trillion Dollars By All Those Best Apple Products. Let’s see them all here:

Apple Products by Apple Inc

Apple has wide line of products from one you have in your pocket to something you enjoy watching at home. Some of the products of Apple Inc. are as follows.

  • Apple Mac

Apple Mac By Apple

Product Introduced
iMac 1998
Mac Mini 2005
MacBook 2006 and relaunched in 2015
MacBook Pro 2006
Mac Pro 2006
MacBook Air 2008
  • iPod

On October 23, 2001, Apple announced the iPod digital music player, first of its kind. Several models have been updated since then making the portable music players popular and Apple a market leader. It has three models iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle and iPod Touch. From July 2017, only iPod Touch is available for purchase discontinuing the others.

Also Read: Google Faces $5 Billion Fine Against European Union Antitrust Laws

  • iPhone

iPhone by Apple

iPhone is the most popular and focused Apple device. The hierarchy of iPhone is as follows.

Product Released
First-generation iPhone 2007
iPhone 3G 2008
iPhone 3GS 2009
iPhone 4 2010
iPhone 4s 2011
iPhone 5 2012
iPhone 5s 2013
iPhone 5c 2013
iPhone 6 and 6 plus 2014
iPhone 6s and 6s plus 2015
iPhone SE 2016
iPhone 7 and 7 plus 2017
iPhone 8 and 8 plus 2018
iPhone X 2018
  • iPad

iPad is the tablet computer built as a device a notch above iPhone and a notch below mac. There have been several versions to it since its launch on January 27, 2010.

Product Released
iPad January 27, 2010
iPad 2 March 2, 2011
iPad 3 March 7, 2012
iPad 4 October 23, 2012
iPad Air October 22, 2013
iPad Air 2 October 16, 2014
iPad Pro September 9, 2015
iPad Mini 4 September 9, 2015
9.7-inch iPad Pro March 21, 2016
10.5-inch iPad Pro June 5, 2017
12.9-inch iPad Pro June 5, 2017
  • Apple TV

Apple TV is the product of Apple Inc. that lets you watch videos over internet to your Television set. You have Apple TV app that lets you control the content you want to watch from you iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. You can seamlessly watch contents from online stores like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, ESPN etc. that you can change back and forth without you changing the app. It has got the functionality of “Hey Siri” so you can watch whatever you like just with a command of your voice. You can even buy accessories for you Apple TV like speakers, game controller, etc. to enjoy whatever you want, may it be movie, game or else.

  • HomePod

HomePod is just an addition to the Apple products family. HomePod is a home automation smart device just like Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Google Home etc. HomePod works with Siri to solve your queries at your command and control supported smart devices at home flawlessly. It is released in February 9, 2018.

  • Software

As per the software lineup, Apple has built its own operating system right from the beginning. It has developed OS for almost every device it has built. Some of the OS it provides as service are macOS for Mac, iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, watchOS for Apple Watch, and tvOS for Apple TV.

It provides other software as well to its consumers. Pages for writing, Numbers for spreadsheets and Keynote for presentation. It offers iMovie and Final Cut Pro X for editing videos for macOS.

It has iCloud for the cloud services for backups and Apple Music for streaming music and videos.

  • Apple Energy

Apple Energy, LLC is wholly owned subsidiary of Apple Inc. which sells solar energy. As of June 2016, it provides 217.9 megawatts of solar generation capacity. Apple’s North Carolina data center is already powered entirely by renewable energy sources.

These are only few products that exists at present, Apple has been planning on widening its arms in the fields of vehicles and other similar products. It has already become first of the U.S. public multinational company to have crossed the market value of $1 trillion and now apple is 1 trillion-dollar company and it is not guessing work that this legacy is going to continue from generation to generation. Apple is a brand that showcases the professionality as of some users might state. It is a way to show dignity. There are only few of such brands that just goes by the name. Apple announces different new products at its anniversary every year and thought the prices be skyrocketing day by day, the products still seems to sell because Apple devices go by the name.

The success of the Apple devices from where the founders started to where it is now cannot be showcased in words, its incredible. It creates devices for the high-end consumers mixing little bit of this and that, taking risks here and there, but it proves to be successful in long run.

Instagram TV

Everything You Need to Know About IGTV or Instagram TV

All About IG TV | Instagram TV | IGTV Video Resolution

We have been fan of social media all our life. We like talking, doing something creative and getting recognized for that. We count our fame with views, likes and comments we get on our creativity. Some example of such social media platforms are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and lot more like them. We share almost every event of our life on these social media sites. The news too spreads like fire on these sites. It has both positive and negative impact on our lives.

Keeping aside whatever the impacts whether positive or negative, we will be talking about new such platform recently added, IGTV or Instagram TV. It is newest addition to the creator’s platform and is subsidiary of Instagram, the famous social media app that lets you share picture and videos from a part of your life and get overwhelmed by the likes and comments you get.

About IGTV | Instagram TV

Instagram TV - All About IGTV

Instagram announced IGTV in June this year. It is the newest platform for the creators to show their talent to the outer world who follow and admire them. It is designed to work like social media television. We can share longer videos on this IG TV as compared to Instagram. It is available on almost all newer versions of Instagram app.

IGTV supports longform videos up to an hour long shot in vertical orientation. The video is viewed similar to the Instagram stories but unlike them, won’t disappear after 24 hours. It supports everything like Instagram stories but the catch here is that IG TV supports longer videos.

Facts about Instagram TV (IGTV)

If you are looking for some to the point facts about IGTV, it is as follows.

  • It’s like YouTube because it features channels.
    IGTV vs YouTube

IG TV isn’t just a straight post as you do in the Instagram, it consists of channels just like YouTube channels. As an Instagram user, now you have access to three features, your photos and videos, your stories that last 24 hours, and your channel in IGTV. You have your content stored in the similar way as it is done in YouTube. It is stored separately from Instagram data.

  • Can be accessed within Instagram app

As it was announced, it was made accessible to the Instagram users within the app after update. You can access IGTV from the small tv icon on the top right corner of the Instagram app. It will look completely different from what you have been used to with Instagram app. The field of view is similar to stories, but the videos are longer. You will be loaded with videos of your choice every time you are on Instagram TV. Instagram says that it is by the igtv algorithm developed which learns from your usage.

  • Separate IGTV app

If using IG TV on Instagram doesn’t please you, you can download separate IGTV app from your respective app market place on your device. IGTV app is just built separately form rest of the Instagram. Like any video sharing site, you can view videos, give feedback as like and comment or watch later right from where you left.

  • Channels

Anyone who ever have Instagram account can have an IGTV channel. It is the same account that acts as channel. You don’t already have an account but you can make it in matter of seconds. Head to the IG TV from the small tv icon as stated before, click on the setting wheel and hit “Create Channel”. Rest you will be guided by the app itself. Boom, you have created your very own, very first channel.

  • IGTV Video Resolution

Videos in Instagram TV (IGTV) is displayed as normally you would hold your phone, full-screen and vertical. You view and record videos vertically as flipping screen is not ideal and not allowed. You can upload horizontal videos but it will get cropped to fit the screen.

  • IGTV Video Size

IGTV is originally developed to allow sharing of long form videos but there is a clause to that at beginning. Users with large Instagram followers can straightly upload videos of an hour length but for normal users, it is capped at 10 minutes initially. For normal users, the video needs to be longer than 15 sec and not longer than 10 minutes. Verified account of business brands and huge celebrities can upload straight 60 minutes video.

  • Videos are safe here

Unlike the stories feature by Instagram that we have been fan of till now, the videos in IG TV doesn’t go away after 24 hours. It kept safe in your channel and will stay there until you choose to. IGTV is an addition to the app and not any replacement to any available feature. It doesn’t hamper your Instagram experience.

  • Not interested

If you are not interested in IGTV, then don’t download the app separately. If you don’t click on the tv icon in Instagram, you would never know that IG TV even exists. Just don’t bother clicking the icon and just enjoy the other features by Instagram.

  • How to upload videos on IGTV?

Uploading video is easy on Instagram TV, you just have to do is open the IG TV on Instagram or IGTV app. Click on your little circular profile icon, you will find the option to upload video there. As of now, you cannot record live and upload directly to IGTV but you can record and upload from your gallery. You can also upload your videos on Instagram.com by visiting your profile, you will have IG TV as an option under your bio. Just select the videos and start uploading.

  • Contents

There is no limit to what you can create on IGTV, just have the flexibility to just record yourself and upload. The content can be anything from photography, vlogging, cinematography, and else. You are here to gain fame, the means can be anything, you just need to do is keep uploading.

IGTV is just in its starting phase, like Instagram’s other parts like feed and stories, IG TV too is set to gain popularity in matter of no time. You can follow the users by swiping up on their videos. As of now, monetization is not provided by Instagram because they believe they first want to get involved in engagements. First when the usage starts to increase, slowly but surely the option to monetize too will be available to the users to earn from their content with igtv ads.

Hence, this is pretty much everything you need to know about IGTV. Go use it once and you will be addicted in no time. We need more such platforms to showcase our talent to huge place beyond where we live.

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Review – Gorilla Glass 6 Features

Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 Full Review Including Its Features 

Gorilla Glass is a product from the company Corning Incorporated, an American multinational technology company that specializes in glass, ceramics and related materials and technologies including advanced optics for industrial and scientific applications. Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is the 6th edition of the glass it has been making for mobile devices. It promises to double the durability from the previous version keeping the scratch resistance similar.

Promo Video by CORNING:

To general consumers, corning is probably best known for the glassware they have in their kitchen but it is also a major supplier to the smartphone, tv, and other manufacturers. Around 6 billion devices have arrived in the market with gorilla glass since its launch in 2007.

Corning’s gorilla glass 6 features

Gorilla Glass 6

As we understand, latest announced products are always better in spec then the predecessor. On this particular version as well, Corning has emphasized on drop resistance. It is stated that on drop test from height of 1 meter, Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 lasted through 15 drops, twice as the number of previous version Gorilla Glass 5. Normal glass generally fails on the first drop. Gorilla Glass proves to be as its name against the scratches and drops, strong as gorilla. It is known for its strength against scratches and accidental drops that happens every now and then.

To improve the performance, corning scientists have developed an entirely new material to withstand that drops and decrease the chances of breakage. The Corning is set to set new boundaries with the improvements it has put into its products. Gorilla Glass 6 is now under production and is said to hit market in few to several months from now. Different smartphone manufacturers have tested the device and planning on their use next versions of smartphone. Oppo is said to be the first smartphone to integrate gorilla glass 6 in one of their flagship smartphone yet to be released.

Conclusion

It is a trade off between scratch resistance and drop resistance. Although it is double resistant in drop test, the scratch resistance has been kept the same. Corning also states that modern smartphones won’t be coming out with more scratch resistance either.

Lastly, Gorilla glass is wide spread around the market for quiet a few time now and is planning to stay longer. The smartphones are not thought to be durable enough if there is no gorilla glass installed by the general consumer. Gorilla glass 6 is set to hit the market in few months of time and once it arrives, it’s going to change the market.