Nvidia’s CEO calls it “crazy” to buy a GPU without raytracing

Nvidia's CEO calls it

Nvidia’s CEO calls it “crazy” to buy a GPU without raytracing

During the company’s Q2 FY2020 Financials webcast, Nvidia’s CEO Jensen Huang has stated that it’s “crazy” to purchase a new graphics card that lacks support for raytracing. 

Here’s the full quote; “At this point, it’s a foregone conclusion that if you’re going to buy a new graphics card, it’s going to last you two, three, four years, and to not have ray tracing is just crazy.”

While Jensen’s statement makes sense from a futureproofing perspective, it doesn’t make sense when you look at Nvidia’s current product lineup. Within the past three months, Nvidia has released their GTX 1660 Ti, GTX 1660 and GTX 1650 graphics cards, all of which lack support for RTX raytracing. Yes, Nvidia has, in a roundabout way, said that it is “crazy” to purchase three of its most recent graphics cards. 

With his statement, Jensen is targetting AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 series of graphics cards, which currently lack support for hardware-accelerated raytracing. These graphics cards compete with the Geforce RTX and Geforce RTX Super series, all of which support hardware-accelerated raytracing. 

Nvidia's CEO calls it
(Jensen doesn’t recommend the GTX 1660 Ti)

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