AMD launches a video showing the potential of RDNA2, in 1080p resolution.
AMD did not release its technical demonstration for download today, something that many people expected. Instead, the company uploaded a 3:34 min 1080p, 60fps video to YouTube where we can witness AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics card compatible technology RDNA2 in action.
The demo focuses mainly on ray-tracing, especially on soft shadows and reflections. It also shows the technology used by Microsoft DirectX 12 Ultimate API, such as variable shading rate.
DirectX Ray Tracing (DXR) is now hardware accelerated on AMD RDNA2 GPUs. In the demo, we can see the ray tracing supported by FidelityFX Compute Effects accompanied by Stochastic Screen Space Rfflrections (SSSR). In addition, FidelityFX Denoiser is also used to improve visual quality while reducing the computing power needed to generate the scene.
For more realistic shading geometry, AMD uses FidelityFX Ambient Occlusion and to improve performance, Fidelity’s variable shading is enabled. Unfortunately, the demo is not available for download, so we cannot test it ourselves.
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- AMD will introduce Zen 3 on October 8, and RDNA 2 on October 28
The RDNA2 video was pre-recorded with an AMD Radeon RX 6900XT GPU (the unpublished one) with a 12-core Ryzen 9 3900 CPU.