Recently, some discussions were in place as to how AMD plans to implement its ray tracing features in games, and Adored tv has given out all the information. AMD GPUs will have full support for games based on Microsoft’s DXR or Vulkan Raytracing APIs.
AMD has clearly said that their cards will have full ray tracing support for all games that are based on Industrial standards which includes Microsoft DXR API and the upcoming Vulkan raytracing API. The majority of the games support Microsoft’s DXR and Vulkan Ray Tracing APIs but games that make use of proprietary API will not be supported.
Only a couple of games are based on NVIDIA’s RTX implementation and hence are considered as a proprietary standard. All the Major game engines( Frostbite, Unreal, Seed & Unity ) are based on Microsoft’s DXR APIs, and Vulkan is also implemented in Id tech’s new engines for its next-generation title.
There are strong chances that developers who own games based on Industry-standard APIs for raytracing might enable support for AMD Radeon RX6000 RDNA2 graphic cards. A significant difference was observed between NVIDIA’s RTX and AMD’s own ray tracing implementation for the same titles. Below is the list of games that are based on Microsoft’s DXR API:
- Battlefield V
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Deliver Us The Moon
Shadow of The Tomb Raider
The recent review of the raytracing performance results of Radeon RX 6800 shows that AMD has its own strong RT solution but still lacks behind NVIDIA when the DLSS is enabled. To cater to this issue, AMD is developing its own DLSS solution under the Microsoft DirectML banner.
AMD’s Scott Herkelman has mentioned the fact that their super-resolution feature is under development, but according to The Verge, the feature might not be available upon the launch of Radeon RX 6000 series cards.
As per the promise by Frank Azor, AMD’s Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions and Marketing, more information on raytracing and AI-based super-resolution features for Radeon RX 6000 RDNA 2 based graphics cards will be available in the coming weeks.
The Radeon RX 6900 XT graphic cards will launch on 8 December. Radeon RX 6900 XT might be priced at $999, and it might be a reference model this year until AMD gives it AIB partner the permission for custom variants. The Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon 6800 will launch on 18 November with a price tag of $649 and $579 respectively.