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GeForce Now RTX update shows mysterious new GPU

Earlier this year, we saw the launch of the RTX Super series of graphics cards, bringing upgrades to the RTX 2060, 2070 and 2080. For now, there doesn’t seem to be an RTX 2080Ti Super on the way, but that could eventually change, as a mysterious new TU102-powered graphics card has been spotted.

Earlier this month, Nvidia launched RTX hardware for the GeForce Now cloud gaming service, giving some users the opportunity to try ray-tracing from the cloud. In some games, advanced statistic options will show the name and specs of a GPU and in this case, users discovered that GeForce Now RTX servers were being powered by a new T10-8 GPU with 16GB of VRAM.

The update was later pulled due to performance issues, so GeForce Now is back running on Tesla P40 GPUs. It is largely believed that the performance issues were brought on by GeForce Now using Windows Server 2012, which does not support DirectX 12 or the DXR API required for ray-tracing to function properly.

So what is the T10-8? According to an AIDA64 update, it is a new graphics card powered by a variation of the TU102, the Turing chip at the heart of the RTX 2080Ti. We don’t know if this means that there will be an RTX 2080Ti Super, but it would appear that a new variant of the GPU is being worked on.

KitGuru Says: An RTX 2080Ti Super has not been confirmed but we do at least know that a new variant of the TU102 GPU is floating around. It could end up being kept exclusively for cloud gaming servers but with a new slate of impressive RTX-supported games set to come out over the end of 2019 and throughout 2020, we wouldn’t be shocked to see a new and improved consumer flagship.

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