Hardware is as important as software, and in gaming they have two names that are relevant for two years: NVIDIA and Microsoft.
After the consistent introduction of their latest API, DX12 Ultimate, the two companies are at the forefront of the launch with studios and developers, but it won't happen as it did with the first version of DX12, now there are important changes that will affect Hardware.
Who will start hitting twice? NVIDIA will start with a big profit
The TT-based RTX series has been with us since September 2018 and just so happened, as we said at the time, we caught AMD on the wrong foot. Since then, AMD's architecture has been redesigned to use what is left on the table with Navi, and although RDNA is not a descriptive step, it has laid the groundwork. RDNA 2
The problem with the battle between NVIDIA and AMD is apparently the time it will take seconds to use most of the earlier features, something Microsoft has already made clear that with the DX12 Ultimate there are before and after hardware. .
And that its 4 key features will not be reproduced or by software to graphics cards that do not use these features in their associated tier. For this reason, AMD is starting with a major misdirection against NVIDIA in terms of time, something important we know today and how in a few days the calculations will start for Lisa Su.
NVIDIA has its drivers ready for DX12 Ultimate support
This logically leaves Huang in a position of absolute dominance that AMD will have to bend based on its PS5 and XSX computers, as well as RDNA 2 in four new API features:
Ideally after the pilot and new games, all eyes will turn to AMD, where initial rumors suggest that its launch of BVH units is better than NVIDIA's RT Cores.
So, the fight isn't a big deal in RDNA 2 vs Turing, but in RDNA 2 vs Ampere, where NVIDIA's fate will not be the same as AMD will be, and we've already seen some recent problems with their drivers and how they create them. problems.
Will all of this be a problem for Lisa Su or will they compete in the four divisions against their opponent instead?