AMD RDNA 2 to support Microsoft DirectX 12 Ultimate

Published: 19th Mar 2020, 18:38 GMT   Comments

AMD released the first RDNA 2 demo running DirectX 12 Ultimate.

AMD RDNA 2 gets ray tracing

Today AMD announced that their upcoming RDNA 2 architecture, the backbone of next-generation gaming consoles (Sony PlayStation 5 and XBOX Series X) and upcoming Radeon RX Navi 2X graphics card will support DirectX 12 Ultimate, Microsoft’s latest iteration of its low-level API.

The DirectX 12 Ultimate supports DirectX Raytracing 1.1, a new version of DXR featuring new capabilities such as inline ray tracing. The DX12U will also support Variable Rate Shading, technology already supported by NVIDIA Turing and Intel Gen11 Graphics.

Check the full details on DirectX 12 Ultimate directly from Microsoft devblog.

“Microsoft and AMD worked closely on the development of the DirectX 12 Ultimate feature set to ensure a great experience with AMD RDNA 2 architecture”
– Bryan Langley, Graphics Group Program Manager, Microsoft

Source: AMD

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