We all know that if we want to play with ray tracing, without a doubt the best option is a NVIDIA-RTX with tensor nuclei. The AMD option, although it also supports this technology, achieves much lower performance. However, this will change, because the future AMD RX7000 based on RDNA3 promise to increase your performance in ROuch tracing thanks to redesigned calculation units.
Since amd abandoned architecture GCN on their graphics cards and switched to RDNA, has steadily increased its performance and efficiency at a good pace. Although it is currently still behind its main rival Nvidia, its GPUs offer similar power for its price in almost all ranges. However, by choosing the red side we lose a series of functions such as DLSS, CUDA or ray tracing using RTX and its tensor cores.
AMD RX 7000 promises to improve performance with Ray Tracing in games
Let’s face it, and it’s that AMD supports the RX 6000’s ray tracing technology, it’s just that it can’t compete with the RTX on the green side. By going to any video game benchmark that shows the performance losses by enabling or disabling this technology, we find that AMD is defeated every time. On the performance differences, we can find cases where they are seen between a twenty% and one 60% loss of FPS and deadlines.
We found this data using a AMD RX6800XT against one NVIDIA RTX 3080 in various games with Ray Tracing. All this, taking into account that the power of the two graphs is quite similar in raster. We can therefore consider that they are fairly competent GPUs and they will be even more so with the new RDNA 3 architecture. Seeing that their weak point was Ray Tracing, David Wangsenior vice president of engineering at AMD, confirms that the new RX 7000 will offer improved capabilities in this technology, approaching NVIDIA in theory.
With this we can understand that it will be possible to increase their performance, due to the fact that the architecture of the calculation units has been redesigned. Additionally, AMD is developing hybrid methods What combine the performance of the rasterization with the realism of Laser trace.
AMD GPUs with RDNA 3 will deliver over 50% performance/watt over RDNA 2
Let’s continue now with the benefits that the new AMD architecture will bring us, starting with its node at 5nm of TSMC. With this, huge efficiency gains and increased clock speeds are promised. If we currently have AMD Radeon RX 6000s close to the 3GHzone can only imagine that they will break this barrier with the future RX 7000.
This, added to the packaging technology of chiplets and the technology of Infinite Cache new generation, will manage to overcome the fifty% of performance per watt over RDNA 2. If so in practice, these new graphics promise to be a worthy rival to future NVIDIA RTX 4000s, likely surpassing them in Efficiency and, perhaps, in performance. Of course, AMD won’t be able to catch up with even all of the Ray Tracing improvements, but the improvement will be there.
Finally, the new generation of AMD RX 7000 will support video codecs AV1 to reduce latency and bitrates. In addition, viewing ability is enhanced with DisplayPort 2.0 be compatible with monitors HDR high resolutions and refresh rates. Let us remember the date on which its launch is planned, this being end of Octoberaccording to the latest leaks.