NVIDIA announced their RTX 20 Series GPUs back in September 2018, with new technologies like Real Time Ray Tracing & DLSS. When the GPUs launched, stock prices went up for a while, as it does with every release.
But ever since then, there have been a plethora of issues with the RTX 20 Series GPUs. Some RTX 2080 Ti Founder Edition GPUs were failing, NVIDIA had to switch out their memory supplier from Micron to Samsung, and Battlefield V, the first game to support Real Time Ray Tracing, had disappointing performance. And currently, NVIDIA’s stocks are down by 50% from what the stock was priced at back in September.
With all that’s been happening, it appears that the new RTX 20 Series GPUs were a big disappointment. But no, there’s actually a lot of hope. Here’s why.
Recently, NVIDIA released an update focused towards improving ray tracing performance in Battlefield V. After this update, players got huge performance gains in Battlefield V with DXR Raytraced Reflections being turned on. NVIDIA improved the performance by up to 50%, finally allowing gamers to play Battlefield V with Ray Tracing at acceptable frame-rates.
There are also rumors for the RTX 2060 surfacing. This will be NVIDIA’s mid-range RTX 20 Series GPU, and what most gamers would buy. In addition to this, NVIDIA is also expected to be introducing the same GPU lineup in gaming laptops with its mobile chips.
NVIDIA also made PhysX, a highly popular physics simulation engine, open sourced. This meant that more people would use the technology, and points to the fact that NVIDIA is finally willing to open up their technologies to more people.
NVIDIA’s team is hard at work to make the RTX 20 Series a success. The new technologies introduced with it are industry-changing, and it will take time for Ray Tracing to become mainstream. So, while there have been many shortfalls, the recent advancements point towards a much brighter future.
What do you think about the RTX 20 Series GPUs? Do you think it’s going to be succesful in the future? Let’s discuss in the comments.