35 games already feature the AMD FidelityFX effects

Warsaw, 21 December, 2020. – You could already see the “Hangar 21” technology demo presented recently, developed to present the graphics capability of the latest AMD RDNA 2 architecture. This demo was also presenting the functionality of FidelityFX library effects which, based on DirectX 12 Ultimate solutions, let you accomplish optimized image quality vs. performance balance. Click here to watch the “Hangar 21” demo, or here to see it with descriptions of the techniques applied; they were recorded with AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards.

The range of presented techniques comprises multiple methods available for game developers to choose from, such as rasterisation, computation effects or raytracing, which together are capable of delivering unbelievable graphics quality in future games. An intelligent combination of diverse effects, such as FidelityFX Ambient Occlusion or FidelityFX Screen Space Reflections, with DXR reflections and shadows, offers the level of graphics and performance which would never be available if only raytracing effects were used.

AMD FidelityFX library solutions have already been implemented in 35 games, including such latest titles as “Little Hope”, “Flight Simulator”, “Second Extinction”, “Serious Sam 4”, “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” 1 and 2, or “F1 2020”. Click here to read more about games that feature FidelityFX effects.

In addition, AMD opened a collection of original contents today, within the GPUOpen initiative, for developers to be able to take full advantage of everything the AMD RDNA 2 architecture has to offer. The news include three new FidelityFX effects, developer tool upgrades, new guides and videos with implementation instructions. You will find more information about this here.

Another new launch is the new “World of Warcraft®” extension, allowing gamers to enter the “Shadowlands” and to experience realistic shadows produced through raytracing, with an excellent level of performance, on AMD Radeon graphics cards from the RX 6800 line. “World of Warcraft®: Shadowlands” is an extension developed to take advantage of the AMD RDNA 2 architecture options, optimized for AMD Radeon RX 6800 line graphics cards. The following effects have been implemented and can be encountered by players touring Azeroth and Shadowlands:

  • DirectX Raytracing (DXR) – with the added specialized high performance Ray Accelerator units in every computation unit, Radeon RX 6800 graphics cards offer uniquely realistic DXR shadows.
  • FidelityFX Ambient Occlusion – this technique will dynamically and effectively improve the objects’ appearance according to their exposure to light reflected against their surroundings.