The network has information that AMD is preparing to strike back NVIDIA: in the next generation of " red " graphics cards may appear one of the key features of the RTX-line. Despite the fact that the most discussed feature of the 20th series was the introduction of ray tracing, graphics accelerators based on the Turing architecture had another advantage-Variable Rate Shading. The technology, which can significantly save GPU resources, was a trump card of "green", but competitors, apparently, did not lose time in vain.
According to journalists, AMD in 2017 filed a patent for a method similar to the functionality of Variable Rate Shading. VRS allows the GPU to break the image into blocks and choose which ones require detailed study and which ones do not. Because games don't change a lot of elements from scene to scene, this capability can, in theory, significantly improve performance.
The technology is likely to be applied to video cards based on Navi — those that can be presented this year. They will also be used in the new generation of Microsoft and Sony consoles, and therefore experts believe that gamers will experience a significant performance jump.