Gamescom, the world’s largest gaming expo, is only a few hours away from opening their doors to the masses. To kick things off, NVIDIA is hosting a special GeForce gaming event today in Cologne, Germany that most everyone suspects will feature the launch of the company’s latest flagship GPUs, the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti.

If you’re in Cologne, you can actually get into the event, which Nvidia says via a blogpost will be “loaded with exclusive, hands-on demos running on the hottest upcoming games, presentations from some of the world’s biggest game developers and some spectacular surprises.”

NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang will be delivering a keynote at the event.

The event begins at 6:00 PM CET (local time here), and if you’re not going to be able to make it, you’ll be able to check out the livestream below.

We have feet on the ground at Gamescom 2018, so check back for all of the VR/AR news and hands-on articles of this year’s up and coming games.

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  • MosBen

    Yeesh, $500 for a 2070. And that’s why the next generation of VR HMDs isn’t going to involve a huge jump in system requirements. Maybe we’ll see the minimum reqs creep up into the 10 series and leave the older 9 series of cards behind, but I’d bet that the 1070 will still be fine.

  • Wednaud Ronelus

    Holy Molly!!!!

    This was awesome!!! I am looking forward to the RTX family.

  • JJ

    Epicness! Not only will these and ray tracing be excellent but this will open a very large market for used 1000 series for other to get into VR without having to pay full price!

  • Sandy Wich

    I loved the Raytracing showcase. For me the uncanny valley really hits home with how light interacts with environments and skin. I especially loved the shadow casting demo. I really hope next gen consoles see some of this technology.

    But as for the graphic cards.. Meh. Lots of buzz words. None of which mean anything for consumers. What’s it’s performance boost over last generation cards? That’s what matters. Doesn’t look like it’s anything special. Maybe the re-branded 80 series that they now call, “Ti”, for twice the price will meet enthusiasts expectations.