AMD RDNA2 ray-tracing tech demo released as Full HD video

Posted on Friday, Nov 20 2020 @ 10:18 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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As expected, AMD didn't actually release its Hangar 21 ray tracing tech demo. The only thing the company published is a Full HD video of the tech demo. Overall, it's a pretty disappointing showcase of the capabilities of the RDNA2 architecture. Not only because it's only 1080p and you can't actually test it yourself -- but it also looks less impressive than NVIDIA's Marbles RTX demo. The Hangar 21 ray tracing demo was rendered on a system with the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900 processor and the unreleased Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU.
The "Hangar 21" Technology Demo Video lets you see the breakthrough AMD RDNA™ 2 gaming architecture in action, the foundation of the AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series graphics cards that power the next generation of gaming with mind-blowing graphics featuring realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections. The demo showcases a blend of DirectX® Raytracing, compute, and rasterized effects enabled by AMD FidelityFX and Microsoft® DirectX® 12 Ultimate that elevate gaming visuals to new levels of fidelity.

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