AMD Demonstrates Microsoft DirectX Raytracing on Next-Generation RDNA 2 Graphics Cards

Yesterday AMD released its first video demonstrating Microsoft DirectX Raytracing on its as-yet-to-be announced Radeon RX RDNA 2 graphics cards.

This video demonstrates exactly what to expect from the next generation of GPUs in terms of rendering and real-time ray tracing performance. Similar GPUs will be installed in the next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony.

This demo was timed to coincide with the release of the updated API from Microsoft DirectX 12 Ultimate, which includes DXR version 1.1. The video itself, although 60 frames per second is indicated in the settings, most likely goes to 30 fps to give what is happening on the screen additional cinematography.

Unfortunately, nothing was said about the characteristics of the test setup.

The new Microsoft DirectX 12 Ultimate technology will be supported by both new video cards from AMD and from NVIDIA.

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AMD Demonstrates Microsoft DirectX Raytracing on Next-Generation RDNA 2 Graphics Cards