NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang is no stranger to being outspoken, or spending several minutes going into the technical detail behind technology like real-time ray-tracing. With the sort of detail that would make even the tech-wizards at Pixar and ILM nod in appreciation. Whilst the rest of us grin and sit there mostly confused. Anyway the point is, Jensen generally speaks his mind. As he did last night when asked about the new AMD Radeon VII
Speaking with PC World, Jensen called the new card from AMD "underwhelming", adding, "the performance is lousy and there’s nothing new.” Referencing NVIDIA's own ray-tracing and AI focus as missing features, Jensen then turned up the heat, "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."
PC World notes that the comments were made in front of a room of journalists and tech writers, with Jensen laughing at his tendency to dig into the competition. Of course, Jensen Huang is not currently in possession of a Radeon VII so this is all based on what's been announced and shown so far. He also took a dig at FreeSync technology noting that NVIDIA's recent announcement supporting FreeSync displays has shown that most do not work as intended after it's own internal testing.