Amd ray tracing
It looks like Sony just revealed some unexpected news about what AMD has been planning.
Sony revealed information about AMD PS5 Navipowered when talking to Wired.
Mike Cerny said: "There is ray tracing acceleration in GPU hardware." So there doesn't seem to be any room for doubt or misunderstanding here. He was very frank about the news, which shocked many people.
This means that we know that at least one AMD Navi GPU will support ray tracing next year. However, how will this affect AMD desktop graphics cards?
We already know that ray tracing will be used in AMD's next generation graphics card: Navi 20. These graphics cards will compete with Nvidia's high-end products, something they have been hard at work on in the past
However , AMD made it clear that they are building a graphics card for "everyone", which can include ray tracing. This may mean that AMD will (hopefully) release a series of new graphics cards for desktop users using the technology. It is expected that this will provide consumers with a better choice when buying graphics cards next time.
However, it seems unlikely that AMD will manufacture GPUs that support ray tracing for PS5 or Xbox Project Scarlett.
We don't know more now, so we have to wait to see what AMD will announce in the next few months. As more news about the next generation of game consoles will certainly be enough, we may get more clues about what AMD must provide. This may not be the only trick they have to cope with. Once we hear more information, we will notify you in time.