Innosilicon Fantasy 3 raytracing support has been confirmed. Yesterday, the Chinese GPU manufacturer known as Innosilicon announced its Fantasy 2 GPUs, which feature an entry-level and low-power design. Although, it seems as though Innosilicon has completed the development of its next-gen GPU, the Fantasy 3, as well.
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Innosilicon managed to approach a lot more people with Fantasy 2 by cutting a few corners regarding the GPU. Innosilicon has stated that the Innosilicon Fantasy 2 GPU can be used in almost all modern appliances, which applies to PCs, laptops, and even AI computers. Regardless, this isn’t the end of Innosilicon’s plans.
After the launch event for Innosilicon’s Fantasy 2 GPU, Innosilicon held a press conference. In that press conference, Innosilicon stated that they’d not only completed the research regarding their next-gen Fantasy 3 GPU but had finished development as well. They stated that the Innosilicon Fantasy 3 GPU will present higher-end options and will feature raytracing capabilities.
Raytracing has been available to the general public for a while now, ever since 2018 when Nvidia launched their RTX 20 series graphics cards. The news of Fantasy 3 having raytracing support is huge for the domestic Chinese GPU market. Based on reports, Fantasy 3 will make raytracing technology publicly available to Chinese users almost 4 years after the technology was released everywhere else. As raytracing is very demanding on GPUs, Innosilicon has announced that they have plans to develop a high-end lineup while still making low-power variations of the GPU.
Innosilicon also announced that they are planning to offer users their first 5nm optical tracking technology by the end of 2022. They also announced that they’re planning to release Fantasy GPUs worldwide, so the Fantasy GPUs won’t just be limited to the Chinese market only. This is huge news, as this means that there’s a new competitor on the GPU scene. Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see what the future holds for the Chinese company.