CES 2020 is set to kick off at the beginning of next year, with the event taking place from January 7th to January 10th. While lots of big announcements are set to take place, one of them will be AMD’s next-gen rDNA powered Navi GPUs for the Radeon RX Lineup.
This news comes from multiple rumors from reliable sources, who all point to a reveal at CES 2020. The latest rumor comes froma user from Chiphell, who has been incredibly accurate in the past when it comes to rumors. He claims that AMD’s plan is to offer a product preview at CES 2020 for the 2nd gen rDNA based Radeon RX Navi GPU. Considering that CES 2020 offers a huge stage for maximum coverage of new products, this is the perfect time for AMD to make the reveal.
The following is a breakdown of the features expected in the 2nd gen rDNA Navi GPUs:
- Optimized 7nm+ process node
- Enthusiast-grade desktop graphics card options
- Hardware-Level Ray Tracing Support
- A mix of GDDR6 and HBM2 graphics cards
- More power-efficient than First-Gen Navi GPUs
Ray Tracing is the main thing that AMD has discussed regarding rDNA 2, which is set to be available on their next-gen GPU lineup. This would make them more competitive with NVIDIA’s RTX technology, which implemented ray-tracing support in their GeForce RTX 20 series cards last year.
Of course, this is still a rumor at this point, so we need to take the information with a grain of salt. Still, considering the reliability of the source we’re more inclined to put this one closer to the legitimate category. We’ll bring you more information once CES 2020 gets closer to its debut.