The 4K PC Gaming Era Is Here, Powered By Turing

By NVIDIA on September 12, 2018 | Featured Stories 4K DLSS GeForce RTX GPUs NVIDIA RTX Turing

Bristling with an array of groundbreaking technologies, NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, built on the Turing architecture, represent the biggest leap forward for PC gaming in over a decade, delivering major advances in efficiency and performance.

Using new hardware-based accelerators and a hybrid rendering approach, Turing fuses rasterization, real-time ray tracing, AI, and simulation. The result: incredible realism in PC games, amazing new effects powered by neural networks, cinematic-quality interactive experiences, and fluid interactivity.

In addition to this graphics reinvention sweeping across gaming, another dynamic is taking hold - the rise of 4K.

Turing, Designed For 4K

As graphics grow increasingly sophisticated, gamers want a steadily more immersive experience, delivered through higher 4K resolutions and HDR imaging. However, many modern games are too performance-intensive to run smoothly at 4K, even with today's fastest GPUs. As a result, that magical 60 FPS bar that gamers demand is rarely met.

That is, until Turing came along.  

Turing is the first GPU to finally deliver the performance for even the toughest modern games with cranked-up settings.

In addition, and fortunately for gamers, 4K monitors are now more widely available and more affordable than ever. A quick online search shows a flotilla of 4K monitors, starting as low as $300. What once cost thousands of dollars is now within reach for millions of PC gamers.

NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang talked about this in today’s GTC Japan keynote, in Tokyo. In a dramatic two-hour presentation to some 4,000 attendees, he  compared Turing’s unprecedented capabilities to those of previous-generation Pascal (10-series) and Maxwell (9-series) GPUs.


F1 2018, Far Cry 5, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Star Wars Battlefront II tested on an X299, Rampage VI Apex motherboard with Core i9-7900X 3.3GHz CPU and 16GB Corsair DDR4 memory.

He also described how Turing’s AI-enhanced graphics can be used to improve performance through a feature known as DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling). DLSS uses the power of deep learning and AI to train the GPU to render crisp images while running up to 2x faster than previous generation GPUs using conventional anti-aliasing techniques that are used by games today.


Turing is a breakthrough on many dimensions: from hybrid rendering that combines real-time ray tracing with AI, to enabling 4K gaming at smooth frame rates for the first time ever. Turing is a giant leap, all in reach of gamers when our new GPUs hit the market later this month.