NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Dismisses the Radeon VII as "Underwhelming"

Posted by cageymaru 5:57 PM (CST)

Wednesday January 09, 2019

At CES 2019, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang held back no punches when voicing his opinion of the Radeon VII. When interviewed by Gordon Mah Ung of PCWorld, he called the Radeon VII "underwhelming." He said, "'The performance is lousy and there's nothing new." "[There's] no ray tracing, no AI. It's 7nm with HBM memory that barely keeps up with a 2080. And if we turn on DLSS we'll crush it. And if we turn on ray tracing we'll crush it.'" He even suggested that AMD thought of the launch this morning. Jensen Huang went on trash FreeSync as competition to G-SYNC by stating, "'(FreeSync) was never proven to work. As you know, we invented the area of adaptive sync. The truth is most of the FreeSync monitors do not work. They do not even work with AMD's graphics cards.'"

On the subject of RTX pricing criticisms, he admitted to mistakes in rushing the first cards to market, but all has been rectified with the $350 RTX 2060 release. He went on to completely dismiss Intel's graphics team as "basically AMD right?" There are plenty more juicy quotes direct from the mouth of NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang in the article!

When can streaming be as good as a gaming PC? The answer is never," he said. The problem is simply physics and the speed of light. Streaming gaming can never match a graphics card in a box in terms of latency and image quality. But, he said, that doesn't mean game streaming isn't viable; it's just that the needs an enthusiast gamer don't match that of a casual gamer.