The CES is the largest consumer tech trade fair. With many companies across the industry in attendance to announce new products or concepts, new GPUs are one of the most anticipated things people hope for during the event.
Since AMD and Nvidia are both announcing the next iterations of their Radeon RX 6000 and GeForce RTX 30 series and Intel will soon be entering the GPU battle, you will find a summary of all graphics cards announced at CES 2022 here.
The main attraction from AMD when it comes to GPUs is the new entry-level GPU, the Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card, which hits the market on January 19th and third-party GPU makers like MSI may be raising the street price these GPUs are hard to find and more expensive than their debut price.
The Radeon RX 6500 XT, like others in the RX 6000 series, features the RDNA 2 graphical architecture, and the lower-priced GPU model aims to run the latest titles at 1080p on the highest settings.
AMD claims that the RX 6500 XT delivers up to 1.6 times the performance at the highest 1080p settings in newer titles when compared to its own RX 570 and Nvidia’s aging GTX 1650, although the performance is unknown when compared to the others . re-released RTX 2060 or even Nvidia’s low-end RTX 30 series GPUs.
AMD also announced the RX 6400, albeit based on the specifications, it seems that this GPU is intended for OEMs rather than GPU.
Intel plans to take on AMD and Nvidia in the GPU market this year, with its first generation Arc-series GPUs, codenamed Alchemist, slated for release sometime earlier this year. While Intel didn’t reveal exact specs or pictures, let alone a release date for the Arc Alchemist GPUs outside of the first quarter of 2022, Intel provided some new information about Xe Super Sampling Tech (XeSS) that was announced last August as it was being manufactured confirmed GPUs.
XeSS is Intel’s answer to Nvidia’s DLSS and AMD’s FSR; The overall goal of any supersampling technology is to get that extra performance or resolution boost without your PC rigs needing extra horsepower. Like DLSS, XeSS is AI-controlled.
At CES 2022, Intel confirmed early supporters of XeSS supersampling technology before the introduction of Intel Arc GPUs. Developers, including Ubisoft, Kojima Productions, IO Interactive and ten other studios, have all committed to supporting XeSS in their games. In particular, the PC port of Death Stranding Director’s Cut, also announced today, has been officially confirmed as one of the first games to support Intel’s XeSS technology.
Like AMD and Intel, Nvidia had a lot of news to share that may get some PC gamers excited about the new technology (provided they can get their hands on it). During its livestream, the GPU giant announced that it was making laptop GPUs for its RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti graphics cards. Starting at $ 1,499 (or $ 2,499 if you want an RTX 3080 Ti gaming laptop), Nvidia’s gaming laptops hit the shelves on February 1, and the company claims these GPUs are faster than that Nvidia’s aging Titan RTX desktop GPU.
Nvidia has also taken the time to announce its new entry-level RTX 3050 GPU, which will hit the market about a week after AMD’s RX 6500 XT on January 27th. Nvidia claims that its new $ 300 desktop graphics card will deliver a leap in performance over the GTX 1650 and will support DLSS and hardware-accelerated ray tracing.
Towards the end of the stream, Nvidia also announced the long rumored RTX 3090 Ti. The RTX 3090 Ti will have 24 GB of GDDR6X VRAM and 40 teraflops of GPU power, making it about 11 percent faster than its non-Ti RTX 3090 variant. While no release date or price was announced during the stream, Nvidia promises to release more information about the GPU next month.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.