Really new player graphics cards haven’t been around for a long time. Do they agree Figures from Digitimes, that changes in September.
The report does not name any specific models, but it can be assumed that in the case of AMD Big Navi this means RDNA2 architecture. The RTX-3000 graphics cards with ampere GPU are coming from Nvidia.
Price reductions for current models: Unsurprisingly, with the release of the new graphics cards, Digitimes also promises falling prices for the current generations. At AMD these are the RX-5000 models, at Nvidia the RTX-2000 graphics cards.
Corona crisis increases demand
The demand for graphics cards is usually somewhat lower in the first half of the year than in the second half of the year, but the Corona crisis has led to increased sales in recent months.
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AMD Big Navi against Nvidia RTX 3000
In our view, the new duel between AMD and Nvidia focuses on two questions in particular:
- Performance: In terms of performance, can AMD catch up with Nvidia’s current top model Geforce RTX 2080 Ti (or even a new RTX 3080 Ti)?
- Raytracing: How strong will the focus at AMD and Nvidia be on this topic?
When the RTX-2000 models were released about two years ago, Nvidia focused on ray tracing. The number of suitable titles is slowly but steadily increasing, but the technology often still costs a lot of performance.
AMD’s RDNA2 architecture brings ray tracing support to the new Microsoft (Xbox Series X) and Sony (PlayStation 5) consoles expected later this year. However, too many details are not yet known, especially not with regard to the desktop graphics cards.
If Digitimes is right, we will know more by September at the latest.