The big news in the graphics card world is Ray Tracing, which came to market in 2018 hand in hand with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 cards. However, it seems that AMD Radeon is about to enter this race, bringing support for Realistic light rays sooner than expected!
AMD Radeon will be betting on Ray Tracing as early as 2019! (December)
Apparently AMD Radeon Navi graphics cards already on the market will receive a driver update that should bring Ray Tracing support. That is, the graphics cards RX 5500 and RX 5700 will even be able to rely on the technology.
- How did Intel stay ahead of AMD for so long?
However… Current AMD Radeon Navi graphics cards do not have hardware dedicated to Ray Tracing. May I help?
Yes, it is true, current AMD cards have no hardware for Ray Tracing. Still, the next wave of second-generation Navi products will already have these dedicated processing cores. Incidentally, the Navi GPU that will be part of the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett will also have access to this hardware. (Although they have their own way of dealing with Ray Tracing)
In short, this support for Ray Tracing technology will be software only. Which, while not ideal, will open the door to something completely new in the video game market. Allowing studios to play with something really new.
Truth be told, Ray Tracing is not yet ready for prime time. But in 1 year or 2? Who knows? In the near future, we will have new NVIDIA graphics cards, AMD's second generation Navi and even the first Intel cards. Therefore, it may be that there are major developments in this field.
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