Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards are considered the gold standard for GPUs — and their high price points reflect it. Right now, though, Polygon readers can save $70 off Zotac’s GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card at B&H, bringing the price down to $659.
The RTX 20-series was announced last summer in a Gamescom 2018 livestream. In his presentation, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang introduced real-time ray tracing, a technology used in cinematic visual effects that the RTX 20-series makes available at the consumer level. That means movie-quality graphics on your PC (only for compatible games, of course).
Of course there are some caveats — after the Gamescom presentation, Polygon’s Ben Kuchera pointed out that Nvidia’s metrics for the RTX 20-series focus exclusively on real-time ray tracing and eschew traditional benchmarks, so they’re hard to compare to other GPUs. Still, our friends at The Verge reviewed the GPUs highly and it’s currently one of the only options for 4K PC gaming.
B&H is offering Polygon readers $70 off the Zotac GeForce RTX 2080, which currently retails for $739. A few GeForce RTX 20-series models were on sale over the holidays, but $659 is the lowest we’ve seen the RTX 2080.
Right now all GeForce RTX GPUs come with three free PC games: Anthem, Metro Exodus, and Battlefield 5. That adds another $180 of savings on top of the discount. The Polygon exclusive deal ends on Thursday, April 4.
Update (April 2): B&H has brought this exclusive deal back for Polygon readers. We’ve updated this article to reflect it.