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Like many other things, GPUs in the 21st century have been improving at an exponential rate to meet the increasing demands for power and efficiency of gamers and enthusiasts. The current batch of GPUs provides enough power to support the most demanding games, and alternative workstations have achieved significant improvements in rendering completion time.
Having said that (and the speed of GPU development today), what will the graphics industry look like in the near future? We will learn about the current batch of GPUs and their features, and then briefly look at the next-generation graphics cards to understand their differences. We will also see Intel’s Xe graphics and the improvements we might see in the area of integrated graphics.
So, with these in mind, let's not waste any more time and dive directly into it!
Today’s GPUs are an exciting combination of high-performance, budget-oriented, and beautiful variants, most of which are tailored for specific levels of gaming or workstation scenarios.
At the bottom of the ladder, we found the latest APU integrated graphics processor. AMD's 3200G / 3400G provides the best performance in terms of integrated graphics. Playing non-intensive games on one of them will produce pretty good results, but, as we will discover later, the next generation of integrated graphics will make the current product look very outdated.
Observe that discrete graphics cards and the latest products in these two fields provide excellent prices and performance. We have the Navibased RX 5000 series GPUs that AMD released a year ago. For the first time in years, they broke the cage of Nvidia and allowed their mortal enemy to lower the price of RTX 2000 SUPER series graphics cards to remain competitive. The top end of AMD's GPU hierarchy is the popular RX 5700 XT, which is the first GPU to use the 7nm compute node and RDNA architecture. This GPU provides excellent performance, defying Nvidia's RTX 2060 SUPER in all respects, and at a slightly lower price. This GPU far exceeds 100FPS in mainstream AAA games and exhibits some of the best price / performance ratios on the market today.
On the other side of the GPU bunch, we found out that Nvidia is doing its thing. Nvidia almost dominates the GPU market in mid-range and higher GPUs. Its ray tracing series graphics cards are the first to adopt the new RTX technology, giving Nvidia an edge over AMD. At the top of the GPU scale is the powerful RTX 2080 Ti. The current retail price for this graphics card is well over $ 1,000, providing the highest level of gaming performance you can find. However, due to Nvidia's new GPU (to be released this year), the RTX 2080TI doesn't look like king anymore.
There are divergent opinions regarding the launch of the highly anticipated RTX 3000 series of GPUs. There are reports that customers can see the high-performance RTX 3080 and RTX 3080 Ti on the shelves as early as September 17. RTX 3000 `Ampere` series GPUs are configured to replace the entire RTX 2000 `Turing` product portfolio currently in circulation, providing gamers with the highest level of image quality and performance. With reports from China that the Nvidia RTX 2070 SUPER has been officially discontinued, we can only assume that the next-generation "Ampere" card is almost ready to be released, and we hope so.
When the RTX 3080 Ti finally comes out, it will be equipped with GA102300A1 GPU; it is said to contain 5248 CUDA cores. In contrast, this makes the number of cores of the RTX 3080 Ti increase by 20% compared to the RTX 2080 Ti. In terms of memory, the RTX 3080 Ti will provide the same 12GB VRAM, but it will be the fastest GDDR6 variant. Since it is a 384-bit bus, the 3080 Ti should be able to provide a bandwidth close to 1 TB/s. In the end, it looks like Nvidia will continue to maintain its leading position in high-end gaming GPUs, no matter what.
Rumors about AMD's Big Navi Radeon RX graphics card have really started to heat up recently, especially after a recent rumor in a Chinese forum claimed that an enthusiast GPU can provide 16GB of VRAM.
Although we don't know much about Big Navi's configuration or specifications, there are rumors that there will be at least four Navi21 GPU SKUs (Navi21 XTX, Navi21 XT, Navi21 XL, Navi21 XE). Although these rumors are nothing but rumors, we are likely to see him coming sometime in the near future. Once we do this, this will be AMD's first attempt to challenge Nvidia in the GPU market for the first time in its history.
Since the i740 in 1998, we haven't seen a dedicated Intel GPU, but with Intel's latest Xe graphics card, all of this will change. The current competition between the best graphics cards is fierce, so it will be very interesting to see where Intel Xe graphics cards rank. At the time of writing, we know very little about the inner workings of Intel Xe graphics. What we do know, however, is that Intel will definitely launch its own entry into the GPU market, and soon. Many iterations will be released within the scope of the Xe chart, with each iteration targeting a different budget population.
We have seen DG1, a developer-centric card, and we have seen some early unofficial benchmarks; 70 more than Ryzen 7 4800U. There are still driver optimizations that need to be completed. This is an initial example, so performance can only be improved. The
Intel Xe graphics card can even provide baking support for ray tracing, which is a field
Intel GPUs, we can safely say that they will also appear in the near future. The
integrated graphics card has made great strides in recent years, especially after we saw AMD’s APU product line arrive. Since then, APU sales have soared, mainly because it can play less intense games at relatively good frame rates. The latest APU from AMD is the Renoir 4000 processor, but they are only OEMs at this time. Although the graphics settings have changed, they are still based on the same Vega architecture as the 3000 series. We are most interested in the generation of APUs after the next Renoir.
These APUs are set to abandon the old Vega graphics and upgrade to something more powerful and efficient: Navi. AMD's 5000 series APU will be more powerful than we are used to, bringing higher gaming performance to a budget-oriented price range. If reviewing the previous generations of APUs is a worthwhile experience, we are likely to see more cores and threads, higher basic/increased clock speeds, and updated Zen technology implemented in future APUs: everything is good news. For novice players who don't want to spend a lot of money.
Although the future of graphics cards is still up in the air, the GPU you can buy now still offers many exciting options. We have listed some of the most popular graphics card pages below to help you choose the graphics card page that best suits your specific needs.
Now you have it, our comprehensive guide to the future of graphics cards and what they can offer from a gaming and workstation perspective. Although all the details of the future development of the graphics card are still quite vague, it is safe to say that it looks brilliant for gamers across the price range.
Although the situation is improving, in the coming decades, we are likely to see the high-end performance power of the GPU spectrum flatten out. Although this is speculative, we still believe that this is the path that GPU power could take. On the bright side, we're likely to see the gap between low-end and high-end shrinkage, and better performance can meet lower budget requirements.
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