The future of gaming is here. Throughout the history of Nvidia, we’ve seen them constantly push the boundaries of graphics technology, but ultimately in anti-competitive, proprietary methods. Nvidia’s latest attempt to revolutionize gaming technology might actually change everything, but it has the possibility to fragment the market in a way that can set back gaming for years.
Nvidia is betting on this tech to connect their gaming and AI markets, with these
RTX cards using their AI Tensor Cores and RT Cores in their new architecture as Ray Tracing accelerators. It’s a
significant bet because betting on these tensor cores is betting away from the traditional rasterization/raw compute
in favor of specific bespoke hardware. This generation most likely doesn’t move the needle much in the traditional
sense, so Nvidia is really betting that RTX is going to be the future of gaming, betting against conventional wisdom.
If the future of gaming moves to Ray Tracing, it will be a move away from their rival AMD’s vision of more general
purpose raw compute graphics cards, and a move away from the traditional performance we see in the current graphics
While these technical aspects might not be interesting or appealing to you, this
launch has the capability to dictate the future of gaming. Ray tracing is an absolutely fascinating technology that
could make our virtual worlds look all that more impressive, but thanks to the history of Nvidia and the nature of
this launch, it may or may not happen. This is the fight for the future of gaming, and it’s definitely something to
keep your eyes out on.
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