Although Nvidia caused wide eyes to the fans with the introduction of its new Nvidia graphics cards, AMD remains calm – and even tries to use the excitement for its own benefit. A clever move, as it turns out.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000: AMD congratulates its rival
The rumor mill had already predicted it and in the end, it turned out like this: With Ampere, Nvidia makes a big leap in performance over the previous cards. The RTX 3070 should be roughly on par with the RTX 2080 Ti, while the RTX 3080 will be around twice as fast as the RTX 2080 – a complete success for Nvidia.
AMD, on the other hand, seems to have left this rival’s triumph cold. As befits a good sportsman, Frank Azor, Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions & Marketing at AMD, congratulates his direct competitor on Twitter. True to the motto “Honor where honor is due”:
Nice launch from @Nvidia yesterday on their new graphics cards, they are going to pair well with our latest @AMDRyzen CPUs. I can’t wait to show you all the great products our @Radeon team has been working on! What an awesome year to be a gamer!!!— Frank Azor (@AzorFrank) September 2, 2020
Of course, the trained marketing expert will not let this opportunity pass by without promoting their own products. Azor agrees that Nvidia’s new cards will make a particularly good team with AMD’s Ryzen processors. This statement makes perfect sense, after all, Nvidia’s cards now also support PCIe 4.0 for the first time. However, the fast standard for peripheral devices can currently only be used by systems with the latest AMD chip and board.
At the same time, Azor reminds its followers that this year’s arms race among graphics card manufacturers is not over yet. Finally, AMD also has an ace up its sleeve with RDNA 2, which is just waiting to be finally played out. It seems that AMD’s alternative cards will only be able to keep up with Nvidia to a limited extent in terms of performance, but if the price-performance ratio is right again, AMD does not need to hide behind the competition.
Solid information about the new graphics cards from Team Rot is currently still few and far between, so it will definitely remain exciting in the fight for the GPU crown.