RDNA might be AMD’s answer to Nvidia’s Ray Tracing
AMD is already stealing the show a day early in Taiwan before Computex 2019 proper. The company unveiled its latest generation Ryzen 3000 CPU series during a keynote along with their new GPU lineup and gaming architecture. Say hello to Navi, AMD’s latest GPU line and the RDNA (Radeon DNA) gaming architecture teased to be the future foundation of PC, Console, and Cloud gaming.
The new RDNA architecture is based on a more efficient compute unit design with increased IPC. AMD is also promising reduced latency, higher bandwidth, and lower power consumption. In general, it promises 1.25x higher performance per-clock and up to 1.5x higher performance-per-watt over the previous Graphics Core Next (GCN).
RDNA will be the core architecture of the newly minted Navi GPU line, starting with the Radeon RX 5700-series, featuring a high-speed GDDR6 and support for PCIe 4.0. AMD only teased the new GPUs, with little to no additional info apart from promises such as faster clock speeds, the use of the 7nm RDNA architecture, and gaming performance at lower power consumption. They’ll unveil the cards at E3, happening next month.
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