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AMD makes big promises with RDNA 2 - It's more than just raytracing!

Expect big performance/watt gains. Nvidia should be worried!

AMD reveals its CPU/GPU Roadmap to RDNA 3 and Zen 4

AMD makes big promises with RDNA 2 - It's more than just raytracing!

AMD's RDNA architecture was a turning point for Radeon, and like Zen 2 before it, RDNA 2 looks like it will be the architecture that will bring AMD back into high-end competition within the GPU market. 

While AMD has been a little vague with its details, Radeon has been clear that RDNA 2 will bring some revolutionary performance/watt improvements for the company while remaining on a 7nm node. AMD has promised a 50% boost in performance per watt with RDNA 2. This will help AMD tap into the gaming notebook market and deliver increased performance within the desktop market. 

Performance/watt has been AMD's major downside within the GPU market for almost a decade, and that changes with RDNA 2. AMD will no longer be a power hog within the world of gaming graphics, and that is great news for consoles, gaming PCs and mobile gamers alike. 

AMD makes big promises with RDNA 2 -  It's more than just raytracing!  
With RDNA 2, AMD plans to deliver increased performance per clock (IPC), reduced logic complexity and switching power and higher core clock speeds. Basically, AMD will deliver higher clock speeds and more performance with every clock cycle, delivering everything that gamers will want from a new graphics architecture. 
  AMD makes big promises with RDNA 2 -  It's more than just raytracing!


Beyond performance and efficiency enhancements, RDNA 2 will deliver PC gamers support for new features in the form of DXR-compatible, hardware-accelerated raytracing support, and Variable Rate Shading (VRS). 

These features will bring AMD in line with Nvidia's RTX feature set while offering the same hardware architecture as both next-generation consoles. This means that developers will be making their raytraced games with AMD in mind, which is something which will certainly benefit AMD in the long run.  AMD also promised lower-level API support, though at this time it is unknown how much this feature will benefit the average gamer.  


AMD makes big promises with RDNA 2 -  It's more than just raytracing!    

RDNA 2 is everything that a gamer could want from a next-generation Radeon product. It promises higher clock speeds, increased efficiency and more performance per clock cycle. On the features end, Radeon is now in-line with many of Turing's advanced features, which is great news for those who want the latest technologies within their graphics cards. 

With AMD offering a 50% increase in performance/watt, RDNA 2 is set to have a transformative effect on the GPU market, both for desktop PCs, for consoles and for gaming notebooks. 

You can join the discussion on AMD's RDNA 2 graphics architecture on the OC3D Forums

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05-03-2020, 17:41:02

AlienALX
This is what I am hearing. It's going to be absolutely massive.

Whether or not it will hold off Ampere (won't the real Ampere please stand up?) is another question.

Personally I don't need that kind of performance any more, but it is nice to see innovation. Let's hope their recent driver fixes finally hold up and this won't be a pig to live with.Quote

05-03-2020, 17:53:02

KingNosser
I want more info, but so far so good still watching, intermission anyone would think these people are human :OQuote

05-03-2020, 18:03:06

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by KingNosser View Post
I want more info, but so far so good still watching, intermission anyone would think these people are human :O
More info? there isn't much around. Apart from the fact this is rumoured to be up to a 504mm die which is twice the size of existing Navi with higher IPC.

The rest will no doubt be subject to change. I would imagine this secrecy is because of Microsoft and Sony, who don't really want details of their consoles being "leaked" by AMD. However, it is looking like the Xbox will be around 30% faster on the GPU.

And I know, consoles yawn yawn but AMD's bread and butter is consoles. Which is why they got the new GPU cores priority over PC gamers. You can't blame them, otherwise RTG would have likely folded otherwise.

Now before someone "lols" and calls me "your gay" or whatever let me just say this. There is no difference now. Consoles are PCs, whether you like it or not, and will actually compete with PCs on the same playing field now.

Every time you play a PC game it is a "port" and was originally designed for a console whether you like that fact or not. Note I said "port" because obviously it's far deeper than that. It's cross coded onto a PC. However, some of the "PC" *coughconsole* games I have played over the past couple of years don't even allow you into a menu or settings until 30 mins after the game has even started. Indicating the PC was the last to eat at the table, and thus got the leftovers where they couldn't even be arsed to code a menu before you are thrown into the game.

Tell me I am wrong all you like, but the whole world doesn't say "Console port !" because of me, k?Quote

05-03-2020, 18:03:17

WYP
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Originally Posted by KingNosser View Post
I want more info, but so far so good still watching, intermission anyone would think these people are human :O
Same. I want more info. That said, this is an analyst event, not a consumer one.

Expect to hear more at E3 and Computex. This will only give us the broad strokes RDNA 2. That said, 50% perf/watt increase while staying on 7nm is a big deal.Quote

05-03-2020, 18:05:13

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Same. I want more info. That said, this is an analyst event, not a consumer one.

Expect to hear more at E3 and Computex. This will only give us the broad strokes RDNA 2. That said, 50% perf/watt increase while staying on 7nm is a big deal.
The only other info I could really tell you here after many hours of sifting through the shyte is that it's going to be very, very fast. However, apparently RT on it isn't so hot (not that that matters of course).Quote
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