AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture will deliver major performance/efficiency improvements – Rumour

AMD's RDNA 2 architecture will major performance/efficiency improvements - Rumour

AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture will deliver major performance/efficiency improvements – Rumour

AMD’s Radeon DNA (RDNA) graphics architecture represents a significant step forward for the company, delivering major leaps in performance which will benefit both PC and console gamers as we enter the “next-generation” of gaming. 

Rumour has it that AMD’s planed RDNA 2 graphics architecture will deliver gamers another major generational leap in performance, with Red Gaming Tech reporting that up to a 50% performance improvement could be achieved over RDNA without an increase in power consumption.  

These improvements will come in the form of architectural enhancements, silicon level optimisations and handcrafted silicon layouts. A lot of the expertise of Zen’s design team has moved to Radeon to help push AMD’s graphics performance to the next level. These moves should help AMD to catch up to Nvidia, especially when combined with AMD’s raytracing technology and other feature enhancements.  

AMD's RDNA 2 architecture will major performance/efficiency improvements - Rumour  

Rumours from the console camp have placed the clock speeds of Sony’s PlayStation 5 console GPU at over 2GHz, performance levels that require a lot of additional power on AMD’s Radeon Navi (RDNA 1) graphics cards. This alone suggests that AMD’s next-generation RDNA graphics tech will deliver power consumption improvements, though whether or not it is as big as Red Gaming Tech claims remains to be seen.

AMD’s Radeon RDNA 2 graphics cards are likely to be released during the summer of 2020, with a reveal event at Computex or E3 2020. These events line up well with the expected hardware reveals for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, allowing AMD to market its newest graphics architecture as “next-generation”.  

AMD's RDNA 2 architecture will major performance/efficiency improvements - Rumour  

AMD’s CEO, Lisa Su, has confirmed that PC gamers should expect to see Radeon graphics cards with hardware-accelerated raytracing this year. Furthermore, Lisa Su has also confirmed that “a high-end Navi” graphics card is in the works. 

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