It’s no secret that NVIDIA has been dominating the high-end GPU market these past months. While AMD Radeon Vega 64 was a pretty good GPU, it was nowhere close to the GeForce GTX1080Ti. As such, NVIDIA was basically rivalling itself when it released the new RTX2080Ti and RTX2080 graphics cards. However, it appears that AMD will return to the high-end GPU market with a new graphics card.
As AMD chief Lisa Su told Barrons, the red team will be competitive in high-end graphics once again. Su did not reveal any additional details but we’re almost certain that she is talking about Navi which is reportedly at 7nm.
“We will be competitive in high-end graphics. We’re making high-performing quality products and building a solid long-term foundation.”
So I guess this is great news for all of us as we need someone to pressure NVIDIA. Intel is also working on its first discrete GPU so it will be interesting to see whether the blue team will also offer a high-end version of it.
It will also be interesting to see what will happen with DXR and real-time ray tracing. Right now, only NVIDIA’s RTX series supports real-time ray tracing, however things may change in the future. If both Intel and AMD officially support DXR, the future of real-time ray tracing will be guaranteed. If not, RTX may become the next failed tech from the green team, like VXAO which has not been used in a lot of games.