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AMD RDNA 2 Gaming Architecture to Support DirectX 12 Ultimate


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We wanted to share the news that AMD RDNA 2, AMD’s forthcoming graphics architecture that will power the future of PC and console gaming, will support the new DirectX 12 Ultimate API Microsoft announced today.

DirectX 12 Ultimate will drive the next generation of games and will enable a new level of realism with four key features – DirectX Raytracing (DXR), Variable Rate Shading (VRS), Mesh Shaders and Sampler Feedback – and AMD worked closely with Microsoft to deliver awe-inspiring experiences with RDNA 2-based graphics. 

AMD also collaborated with Microsoft on the design of DXR 1.1, an update to DXR that can deliver better efficiency and performance in many raytracing effects.

With DirectX 12 Ultimate, advanced effects such as raytracing are expected to reach more games sooner, and it makes developers’ lives easier by allowing them to create games using the same common graphics API and graphics architecture for both PCs and consoles.

You can learn more about DirectX 12 Ultimate in Microsoft’s blog, and more about AMD RDNA 2 here.