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eVo7

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So one thing I've been thinking about lately is Navi/RDNA and how it relates to the consoles, more specifically XsX.

Navi was originally supposed to be GCN, their "next gen" architecture was supposed to come AFTER Navi. Now with the RX 5XXX series not having ray tracing and it being RDNA seems to be like it's not what they truly wanted, and instead rushed RDNA to the table. Big Navi (rumored 80 CU) does indeed have HW RT like XsX confirmed by Lisa Su. So this has me thinking that RDNA2 was always meant to be their "next gen" architecture, not RDNA1.
 
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GeorgeSoros

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It wasn't for my machine, I think my mobo was 80 bucks? GPU was 180, SSD was 70 bucks? GPU cooler? 30 bucks? Could have gone cheaper with GPU, SSD, and CPU cooler but I wanted semi-nice things for my girls rig.
How would you get 144 fps in a game with a $180 GPU?
 

GeorgeSoros

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I never said I did, you clearly do not read.
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I personally don't care about ray tracing cards. Which is why I didn't spring to upgrade to an RTX card right away. I will be waiting until next gen.

I care more about 144+ Fps.
And you are willing to pay that premium on hardware to get there.
I literally bought a 8 core 16 thread Ryzen 1700X for 150 dollars almost a year ago. CPU horsepower is cheap to come by.
I'm not trying to get you I'm just trying to understand. Are you getting 144fps with that 1700x CPU?

So one thing I've been thinking about lately is Navi/RDNA and how it relates to the consoles, more specifically XsX.

Navi was originally supposed to be GCN, their "next gen" architecture was supposed to come AFTER Navi. Now with the RX 5XXX series not having ray tracing and it being RDNA seems to be like it's not what they truly wanted, and instead rushed RDNA to the table. Big Navi (rumored 80 CU) does indeed have HW RT like XsX confirmed by Lisa Su. So this has me thinking that RDNA2 was always meant to be their "next gen" architecture, not RDNA1.
Yeah, I think RDNA was held back because it needed better backwards compatibility on the console side. It should have been much better than what it was at 7nm.
 
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I'm guessing Xbox is going to do something BIG in the Superbowl....you dont get a spot in that I'm told unless you spend big money
They *might* go the all-inclusive route with the adaptive controller. But if they really want to keep the hype from the XSX reveal going, just tease 5 seconds of Halo Infinite in full graphical fidelity.