NVIDIA Assures Everyone That Their GeForce RTX GPUs Outperforms Next-Gen Consoles

NVIDIA Assures Everyone That Their GeForce RTX GPUs Outperforms Next-Gen Consoles
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During GTC China 2019 conference, NVIDIA’s CEO, Jensen Huang, unveiled their GeForce RTX GPUs being much faster than the next-generation consoles like the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Project Scarlett (Series X).

At the presentation, NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang showed in a slide the comparison of an old Maxwell-based gaming laptop using the GeForce GTX GPU to a new Turing-based gaming laptop with also the GeForce RTX GPU. These comparisons of both laptops aimed to showcase the Max-Q high-tech. This has totally transformed the laptop gaming market — bringing discrete GPU levels of performance at a snippet of the power quota, offering longer battery times and portability that was not an option in older gaming laptops.

The slide had a Lenovo Y900 featuring GeForce GTX 980M gaming laptop on one side and a more recent Lenovo Y740 gaming laptop using a GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics chip on the other side of the slide. In the comparison, it wasn’t just about the specs, but it compared to next-gen consoles that are meant to launch officially next year, 2020. The whole comparison is shown in the video below:

The GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q technology is considered the best of best when it comes to gaming with a notebook. While the non-Max-Q variant is much faster, the portability isn’t up to the Max-Q variant with the same GPU because of its thermal requirement and higher power input.

Its obvious NVIDIA is coming to hit the console market fast because both the console market and AMD have been a primary rival for NVIDIA. However, NVIDIA was the first ever to implement the GPU-accelerated ray tracing for the loyal fan-base and mainstream with their GeForce RTX lineup, which was released back in 2018.

Ever since, NVIDIA has transformed the quality of ray tracing and sets such as DLSS in several of their titles, whereas AMD’s first try in the ray tracing is yet to be publicly showcased.

NVIDIA did state that notebook gaming is projected to be one of the fastest-growing markets and even growing faster than the desktop market. Huang stated that there are currently a total of 200 million active users around the globe using NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. However, most of them are desktop users. Still, the notebook segment increases every day.

However, It will be exciting to see AMD’s ray tracing in motion on their new RDNA GPU built for next-gen consoles but in terms of raw GPU performance, desktop graphics card like AMD’s lineup coming out next year poses to be much faster.

Finally, during the launch of next-gen consoles, NVIDIA would be releasing its first 7nm GPUs, which are meant to bring a massive update in terms of the whole performance, along with ray-tracing unique advancements so look out for those too!