It looks like NVIDIA monopolies in the production marketGPUs supporting ray tracing are coming to an end, AMD will also soon offer a GPU using innovative technology. Most likely, consumers will see the real implementation of AMD plans already in the coming Christmas holidays, when the long-awaited next-generation Microsoft and Sony game consoles enter the market. The Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are expected to receive AMD graphics cards based on the RDNA 2 architecture.
AMD developers presented a demo video that presents the technical capabilities of the future graphics card.
In the form used the new DirectX 12 Ultimate API,which implements DirectX Raytracing 1.1 support in the DXR API, which is currently available only for NVIDIA graphics cards. To better demonstrate the benefits of future technology, AMD developers presented a video series that uses a lot of glass and mirror surfaces, polished metal and other planes that effectively reflect light. Such a choice made it possible to create an impressive video demonstrating the capabilities of ray tracing technology.
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