What simply occurred? The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti has remained on prime as the strongest gaming GPU since its launch in September 2018. However somebody not too long ago noticed a new unnamed AMD Radeon ‘graphics gadget’ claiming the prime spot in the OpenVR benchmark leaderboards with a framerate of 103.three fps. The common RTX 2080 Ti will get ~80 fps in the identical take a look at, making the new GPU a whopping 30% sooner. Even the highest RTX 2080 Ti consequence falls 15% wanting the new unnamed card.
But what if we informed you, the mysterious GPU might not be a Radeon, however a next-gen Nvidia half?
Before you begin cheering for AMD, lets take into account a number of issues: the graphics card was paired with an engineering pattern of the Ryzen 7 4800H cell processor, which has its personal GPU built-in. A GPU that software program registers as AMD Radeon Graphics. This is hardly an specific title, so the software program might need registered the right identify and we’re a new AMD GPU.
On the different hand, all unreleased discrete GPUs from AMD have registered as AMD Radeon RX in the previous. The almost certainly situation is that the benchmark is registering the built-in GPU and never the discrete GPU that carried out the benchmark.
Intuition may recommend that if the GPU is being examined with an unreleased AMD CPU, then it should be AMD doing the testing. But why would AMD take a look at such a strong GPU with a laptop computer CPU that it might by no means be paired with? Why would AMD double their possibilities of error by testing two engineering pattern merchandise collectively?
It’s price noting that earlier than this not a single benchmark had ever surfaced for a “big Navi” GPU. Nvidia on the different hand… their GPUs seem in on-line benchmarks forward of launch all the time. Yeah, I’ve received my tinfoil hat on right here however bear with me.
Nvidia is considerably extra prone to have a GPU this highly effective in the late improvement phases (Ampere, anybody?). AMD has additionally despatched out plenty of 4800H samples to their companions. We’ve already seen Asus testing one with an unknown Nvidia GPU. If Nvidia or an OEM wished to check the new GPU whereas concealing its existence, then grabbing an AMD APU is one option to do it.
Of course, that’s plenty of effort to go to for one benchmark consequence. There are different methods to go about it, like simply giving the GPU a new identification code.
To be sincere, none of the theories actually appear to suit (may be Intel Xe… what?), however unnecessary to be stated, we appear to have an superior new GPU to stay up for in 2020.