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Thursday January 10, 2019

AMD Is Developing a DXR Capable GPU and More Third Generation AMD Ryzen News

During an interview with Mark Hachman of PCWorld, AMD president and CEO Dr. Lisa Su acknowledged AMD is "deep in development" of a GPU with real-time ray tracing (DXR) capabilities. She explained that building a development ecosystem was important as "development is concurrent between hardware and software." "The consumer doesn't see a lot of benefit today because the other parts of the ecosystem are not ready," she said.

On the subject of the upcoming 3rd generation Ryzen processor, she explained that the demo was at CES 2019 was done with an 8C/16T AMD Ryzen part to create parity in core count with the Intel Core i9-9900K. She elaborated with this statement, "If you look at the evolution of Ryzen, we've always had an advantage in core count." While acknowledging that some in the room had noticed the extra space on the package, she said, "There is some extra room on that package and I think you might expect we will have more than eight cores."

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"I think ray tracing is an important technology, and it's something we're working on as well, both from a hardware and software standpoint," Su said. "The most important thing, and that's why we talk so much about the development community, is technology for technology's sake is okay, but technology done together with partners who are fully engaged is really important."

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