Earlier this month, AMD announced that it will hold a presentation at the end of October on the RDNA 2 graphics architecture and the new generation of Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards with GPUs based on it. And now, AMD Chief Game Architect and Marketer Frank Azor has added some intrigue to the upcoming event.
Many expected that only a formal, or so-called “paper” announcement would take place on October 28, and the video cards themselves would go on sale much later. But Mr. Azor on Twitter almost bluntly said that in fact it was not.
Designer Andre Elijah complained on his Twitter that he could not order a GeForce RTX 3090 video card, because NVIDIA had prepared a very small circulation for the start of sales. And now he expressed his readiness to bet $ 10 on the fact that AMD will also have only a “paper” announcement. To this, a high-ranking representative of AMD noted that he was looking forward to these ten dollars from the designer, thereby making it clear that AMD was still planning a full launch of sales of video cards soon after the presentation.
Let’s hope that the AMD representative did not cheat, and already in November (in the last days of October AMD is still unlikely to be in time) we will face a new stage in the confrontation between NVIDIA and AMD.
It is difficult to say what exactly the “reds” will oppose to the recently released NVIDIA Ampere solutions. AMD has already shown the appearance of the upcoming senior video card Radeon RX 6000 series, and it looks pretty good. But nothing is really known about the characteristics. AMD only mentioned support for hardware-accelerated ray tracing, variable dimming, and efficiency improvements.
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