Better Ray Tracing performance with AMD

Translate from : Bedre Ray Tracing ydelse med AMD
AMD announces that we can now look forward to up to Maximum Ray Tracing games with their RX 7900 graphics card in combination with their FSR 2.0 technology.

The battle to be at the forefront of the new gaming technologies, such as Ray Tracing, is fierce between AMD and Nvidia. Although it was Nvidia that introduced Ray Tracing to the wider population, AMD wants a piece of that pie too.

In that regard, AMD has shared a video titled "Maximum RT Performance | FSR 2 + AMD Radeon™ RX 7900 Series Graphics", and with a title of that caliber, AMD is in for a fight.

In the video, you can see a number of different games, such as Cyberpunk 2077, Hitman, The Callisto Protocol and many more, running in 4K resolution with Ray Tracing and FSR 2.0 enabled. It is of course coupled with the average FPS results.

AMD itself promises up to double performance in Ray Tracing games with FSR 2.0 activated. These are of course good notes if the results hold. However, in the range of games shown, the results also look really good. However, it would probably be an exaggeration to call it Maximum Ray Tracing performance if you look a little closer at the details.

In a game like Cyberpunk 2077, which is clearly the heaviest game in the lineup shown, the results of 67 FPS are only achieved by using the Medium preset setting for Ray Tracing. So from there, there is a long way up to Maximum after all, and in that light, 67 FPS is not exactly impressive. Especially when you take into account that it is on AMD's top card RX 7900XTX, with no less than 24 GB of RAM.

If you are on the AMD wagon for graphics cards and are in the High End segment here, which the RX 7900 cards are in, then, despite the slightly misleading title, there is still something to get if you want to play with Ray Tracing .


AMD is still nowhere near being able to beat Nvidia when it comes to Ray Tracing on the high end cards. Here, however, it is probably also important to keep in mind that Nvidia's top card RTX 4090 is around DKK 4000-5000 more expensive than an RX 7900XTX card. If we look at gaming without Ray Tracing, AMD is still a good bet, as an RX 7900XTX can easily compete with the RTX 4080 cards, and it also makes it a little cheaper.

In the mid and low end segment, AMD is still a really good proposition when you look at price and performance versus Nvidia. So maybe AMD should put their focus here, instead of making videos with titles about "Maximum RT performance" when they are still a long way from that goal even with FSR 2.0.


What is most exciting going forward, however, is probably when AMD will push FSR 3.0 out the door. It was originally scheduled to land here in early 2023, but we have yet to see a glimpse of it.

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