AMD Radeon RX 6000 series to support games with Microsoft DXR and Vulkan ray tracing APIs

Published: 3rd Nov 2020, 12:27 GMT   Comments

AMD to support all ray tracing titles that do not feature proprietary APIs

As promised, AMD is slowly uncovering the details on its ray tracing implementation on Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards. Today a short statement from AMD was published by AdoredTV, where the manufacturer confirmed it will support ray tracing in all games that do not come with proprietary APIs (such as NVIDIA DirectX RTX or NVIDIA Vulkan RTX).

AMD will support all ray tracing titles using industry-based standards, including the Microsoft DXR API and the upcoming Vulkan raytracing API. Games making of use of proprietary raytracing APIs and extensions will not be supported.
— AMD Marketing

AMD has made a commitment to stick to industry standards, such as Microsoft DXR or Vulkan ray tracing APIs. Both should slowly become more popular, as the focus goes away from NVIDIA’s implementation. After all, Intel will support DirectX DXR as well, so developers will have even less reason to focus on NVIDIA’s implementation.

What the statement from AMD means is that at launch Radeon RX 6000 series will support all games that already have DirectX Raytracing (DXR) support, such as Control, but games that only support NVIDIA RTX will not be supported (Quake II RTX or Wolfenstein Youngblood).

AMD is set to launch its Radeon RX 6000 series on November 18th (6800XT and 6800). The top SKU called RX 6900X will be released on December 8th. AMD Big Navi GPU features a new type of core called Ray Accelerator. The number of RAs depends on the number of Compute Units (each has one Ray Accelerator).

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Specifications
VideoCardzRadeon RX 6900XTRadeon RX 6800XTRadeon RX 6800
Picture
GPUNavi 21 XTXNavi 21 XTNavi 21 XL
Compute Units
 
80
 
72
 
60
Stream Processors
 
5120
 
4608
 
3840
Ray Accelerators
 
80
 
72
 
60
Texture Units
 
320
 
288
 
240
ROPs
 
128
 
128
 
96
Game Clock
 
2015 MHz
 
2015 MHz
 
1815 MHz
Boost Clock
 
2250 MHz
 
2250 MHz
 
2105 MHz
Memory
 
16GB G6
 
16GB G6
 
16GB G6
Infinity Cache
 
128 MB
 
128 MB
 
128 MB
Memory Clock
 
16 Gbps
 
16 Gbps
 
16 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth
 
512 GB/s
 
512 GB/s
 
512 GB/s
Memory Bus
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
Total Board Power
 
300W
 
300W
 
250W
MSRP
 
999 USD
 
649 USD
 
579 USD
Release DateDecember 8November 18November 18

Source: AdoredTV, Overclock3D




Comment Policy
  • Comments must be written in English.
  • Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.
  • Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted. Note this may include abusive, threatening, pornographic, offensive, misleading or libelous language.
  • A failure to comply with these rules will result in a warning and, in extreme cases, a ban.
  • Please note that comments that attack or harass an individual directly will be deleted and such comments will result in a ban.
  • VideoCardz Moderating Team reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the site without notice.
  • If you have any questions about the commenting policy, please let us know through the Contact Page.
Hide Comment Policy
Comments