AMD Next Generation GPU Architecture Complete: Hardware Ray Tracing, VRS Variable Coloring Rates Are Available

Microsoft today officially announced that the next generation of consoles will be named Xbox Series X, a new design with a new handle, and the internal hardware configuration, also revealed the next step in AMD graphics. The Xbox Series X features a semi-customized processor from AMD, with the CPU architecture being the Zen 2 in the three-generation Ryzen.

The GPU architecture is “next-generation RDNA”, with eight times the performance of the Xbox One and twice that of the Xbox One X, calculating floating-point performance to be 12TFlops, and special support for hardware-accelerated ray tracing, VRS variable coloring, which claims to achieve 4K 60FPS gaming performance. It is also possible to achieve 120FPS, or even achieve 8K games.

AMD Next Generation GPU Architecture Complete: Hardware Ray Tracing, VRS Variable Coloring Rates Are Available

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft’s GPU is the successor to the RDNA architecture currently used in the RX 5000 series, the 7nm plus RDNA2 on amd’s roadmap.

NVIDIA Turing family graphics card the biggest feature is to support hardware light pursuit, AMD previously said to the next generation of architecture will support part of the hardware light pursuit, the future will not be completely hardware, but with software solutions, cloud computing combined.

Now it seems that the Next Generation graphics card support of RDNA2 architecture hardware light pursuit has been nailed, the implementation of the scheme is certainly not the same as NVIDIA, and the greatest advantage is close cooperation with Microsoft, DXR API light pursuit standard is developed by Microsoft.

In this way, AMD can borrow from the experience on the Xbox Series X in the development of light-chasing technology, and take a lot less detours than NVIDIA, and the game’s ecological support will come easier and more extensive.

VRS variable coloring rate is also a recent hot technology, belonging to the DX12 category, can change the coloring rate within a single frame screen, selectively reduce the level of detail in parts of the screen, so as to improve performance with little impact on the quality of the picture.

NVIDIA Turing, Intel XI nuclear show have supporttier level 1 VRS, NVIDIA Turing is the exclusive support Tier 2 level, AMD will finally have to make up this short board.

AMD Next Generation GPU Architecture Complete: Hardware Ray Tracing, VRS Variable Coloring Rates Are Available

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