AMD finally unveiled its two graphics cards during E3, the Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700, but both GPUs suffer a major flaw that hinder them in their fight against Nvidia.
Nvidia's RTX 2070 and RTX 2060 cards, it looks like the Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 does not accelerate real-time ray tracing technology, which could well be a deal-breaker of an omission.
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AMD did not specifically refer to the two graphics card, but it does not make any mention of the feature during its E3 2019 presentation we think it's a safe assumption to make.
That said, the AMD Navi architecture both cards are based on both the GPS-powered PS5 and Xbox 2 consoles they are using to power the technology when they launch in 2020.
If you're not familiar with the term 'real-time ray tracing', this is a new rendering technology that can simulate more authentic light effects, which looks and behaves more realistically. This allows for reflections in the likes of puddles and glass cabinets.
While ray tracing undoubtedly improves the visual quality of games, it has a lot of teething issues. For starters, ray tracing puts intensive workload on the GPU that significantly reduces the rate when activated DXR features.
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Nvidia did introduce the DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) feature to counteract this issue, and while it was doing a great job of dramatically reducing the drop in frame rates, it looks rather less sharp and more blurry.
The second issue with ray tracing is now in progress with Dogs Legion recently announced as the latest title to use the light rendering technology.
AMD Navi cards, but for now, its seems to think that it's too premature to release flaunting the feature.
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