AMD graphics cards give Nvidia a run for its money in new ray tracing benchmark


While Nvidia would have you think the advanced graphics effects of ray tracing are only supported by its graphics cards, a new benchmark proves that AMD’s competing GPUs can handle ray tracing as well, in some cases doing so. better job than Nvidia cards.

The new Crytech Neon Noir benchmark has been released and Wccftech has tested a multitude of graphics cards to see how each GPU handles ray tracing. What’s interesting about the ray tracing technology used in the Neon Noir test is that it is hardware agnostic.

The hardware independent ray tracing effects in Neon Noir can be seen with some AMD cards – and even older non-RTX Nvidia cards, like the GTX 1080.

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As Wccftech’s tests revealed, the AMD RX 5700 XT did a great job running the benchmark at 1080p with Ultra settings, averaging 81 frames per second (FPS). Not only is this a very respectable score, but it beats Nvidia’s older (but still very capable) GTX 1080 graphics card. The AMD RX 5700 wasn’t too far either, at 68 fps, compared to the GTX 1080’s 70FPS.

When increasing the resolution to 1440p, the RX 5700 XT hit 59FPS on average, beating the GTX 1080’s 41FPS and even achieving a higher score than the Nvidia RTX 2060, which handled 48FPS.

This is remarkable because the RTX 2060 is one of the newer cards from Nvidia that can support ray tracing, thanks to its RT cores, which Nvidia says are essential for displaying ray tracing effects.

As this new benchmark proves, that’s not the case, and if future games using the Cryengine game engine support platform-independent ray tracing technology, it will be a huge blow to Nvidia, which touts ray tracing support as a key differentiator for its RTX GPUs over AMD’s devices (and even its older GPUs – must get people to upgrade, after all).

Still, as the benchmark results show, if you want the best ray tracing performance, Nvidia cards are still the ones to get, with the RTX 2080Ti, RTX 2080 Super, and RTX 2070 Super achieving the best frame rates.

While Nvidia still has the edge when it comes to ray tracing performance, it looks like you’re not limited to its latest cards if you want to experience the advanced lighting effects of ray tracing, despite what Nvidia wants from you. persuade. This is good news for all players, in our opinion.


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