The manufacturer emphasizes interest in real-time ray tracking technology. The question is whether he does it honestly …
It is widely known that ray tracing is the apple of Nvidia's eye and the manufacturer strongly promotes this technology. Statistics show that this is reflected in the graphics cards sold.
Nvidia: Most graphics cards sold support ray tracing
At the Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference, Colette Kress, CFO at Nvidia, admitted that two-thirds of the graphics cards she sells support ray tracing.
The manufacturer is very happy with the technology, but also sees a lot of room for its development.
Graphics cards supporting ray tracing are …
Does this mean that 2/3 of Nvidia graphics cards sold are efficient models from the GeForce RTX 20 series (using hardware units to support ray tracing)? Well, it is not known, because Kress could also include GeForce GTX 10 and GTX 16 cards – models without hardware support that allow you to activate such a function, but rather with poor results. This scenario seems more likely, but it is difficult to confirm.
Anyway, so far only Nvidia cards offer ray tracing hardware support, so those interested in the function are limited to "green" models. The manufacturer certainly uses it to promote the technology and increase its share of the GPU market. Sometimes, however, his actions … are not well thought out.
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