Will Nvidia follow AMD by offering ray tracing on mobile?

AMD delivered a big nugget of news earlier this week when it revealed that the following Samsung Exynos chipset (that includes an AMD GPU) will assist ray tracing expertise. It’s a giant deal as a result of full-blown ray tracing is essentially restricted to computer systems proper now, promising way more lifelike lighting results and reflections.

Now, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has instructed journalists (h/t: ZDNet) that the GPU kingpin gained’t be following AMD’s lead by bringing ray tracing to cellular simply but.

“Ray tracing games are quite large, to be honest. The data set is quite large, and there’ll be a time for it,” Huang was quoted as saying. “When the time is right we might consider it.”

Instead, the corporate reckons that its Geforce Now streaming service is a greater option to get ray tracing on cellular proper now.

“That’s how we would like to reach Android devices, Chrome devices, iOS devices, macOS devices, Linux devices, all kinds of devices, whether it’s on TV, or mobile device, or PC,” the CEO reportedly mentioned.

A stopgap earlier than native ray tracing?

Geforce Now is a double-edged sword although. The upside is that it streams video games at prime quality to a wide range of gadgets, utilizing Nvidia’s servers to energy the expertise reasonably than relying on a beefy goal gadget. But the draw back is that you just want a quick web connection and the service is simply out there in a handful of markets. In reality, Asia, Latin America, a lot of the Middle East, and most of Africa can’t get in on the motion.

Still, Nvidia clearly appears to be open to the opportunity of native ray tracing on cellular gadgets down the road. The firm hasn’t launched a brand-new cellular chip in a very long time, however its deal to purchase Arm does go away the door open for its GPU smarts to come back to smartphones and extra cellular devices.

Speaking of Arm, the UK chip designer reiterated to Android Authority that it was certainly working on ray tracing tech.

“Ray tracing is part of our active research work, so it’s being worked on in our dev labs,” product advertising director Andy Craigen instructed us throughout a briefing for the latest Mali GPUs. The firm wasn’t capable of affirm a launch window although.

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