New leaks confirm that the upcoming AMD Navi 2 cards will be announced at CES 2020. These are most likely the graphics solution that is going to power the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. While we will get to learn about these cards at CES 2020, it is safe to say that they will release later on.
RDNA2 will introduce hardware acceleration for Ray Tracing but at this point, we are not sure how well the implementation is going to be. AMD has mentioned that it is working on Ray Tracing and that it is not going to release the feature unless it can be supported across the board. That time might be around the corner.
According to a side, cloud computing is also going to play a role in Ray Tracing. This could have something to do with AI. We are not sure at this point but with CES 2020 around the corner we will find out soon enough in January.
RDNA2 cards will be based on the 7nm+ process and are expected to have the following features:
- Enthusiast-grade desktop graphics card options
- Hardware-Level Ray Tracing Support
- A mix of GDDR6 and HBM2 graphics cards
- More power-efficient than First-Gen Navi GPUs
RDNA2 based AMD Navi 2 graphics cards have been leaked in the past so it was a matter of time before we got a confirmation of these cards. We still do not know how these cards will perform compared to existing AMD cards and the SUPER series that Nvidia has recently released.
AMD previously released the RX 5700 and the RX 5700 XT. Both are decent graphics cards. The 7500 was even able to beat the Nvidia RTX 2060 in Gears 5. Which is very impressive indeed.
It will be interesting to see what kind of performance RDNA2 based AMD Navi 2 graphics cards will have to offer and the price point at which they will release. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to CES 2019.