Last month, a lot of issues were reported regarding games such as Watch Dogs: Legion for having crash issues on both consoles and PCs. These issues along with other games should be taken care of at least with the recent update from AMD.
New Updates Focus On Radeon RX 6000 Graphics Cards
According to the latest release notes from AMD, the fixes were to fix “lower than expected performance” from Watch Dogs: Legion and Dirt 5.
They also fixed some crashes that occurred on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with ray tracing enabled as well as corruption issues with Crysis and Red Dead Redemption 2. The latest driver also provided additional support for Immortals: Fenyx Rising and added Vulkan Ray Tracing Extensions which can help with optimizing games that support ray tracing.
With their Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.11.3 up and running, hopefully, it fixes all the graphic related problems.
AMD Ray Tracing: Better Late Than Never
With Nvidia leading the way when it comes to ray tracing with their GTX 2060 series last 2018, finally, AMD released their own version of ray-tracing graphics card with their RX 6000 series line.
Godfall was one of the featured games by AMD to support ray tracing and they also did an update a day after AMD released the RX 6000 series:
Update 2.0.95 has just been deployed to the PC version of Godfall and is now available for users to download. This update enables ray tracing while using applicable AMD GPUs.
— Godfall (@PlayGodfall) November 18, 2020
As per PC Gamer, an Nvidia representative contacted them saying that they are not pushing proprietary ray tracing features in any games so it looks like competition is getting strong between the two graphics card powerhouses.
With Apple gaining momentum on their M1 lineup, we shall see if they can also come up with a way to support external graphics cards for both Nvidia and AMD especially with the rising popularity of games such as Watch Dogs: Legion and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.
As far as ray tracing is concerned, Nvidia still holds the crown but if you’re a gamer on a budget, AMD’s competitive prices are still the way to go when it comes to both their graphics cards and processors.