In a recent Xbox Wire post, Team Xbox’s Andrew Goossen, Technical Fellow, and Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management give us a look at how the Xbox Series X|S take advantage of new RDNA 2 tech.
RDNA 2 + Xbox
With AMD showcasing their new Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs this week, their partners at Microsoft took to Xbox Wire to speak on the partnership between the two companies. This revealed a few key things to us that get us here at Generation Xbox even more excited for next gen… if that’s even possible.
The long-term strategic relationship between Xbox and AMD over the past 15 years, beginning with the Xbox 360, is at the heart of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. With the upcoming launch of the Xbox Series X|S on November 10, together we are ushering in the next generation of gaming delivering a level of power, performance and compatibility never before seen in console gaming, powered by AMD’s latest “Zen 2” and RDNA 2 architectures. Xbox Series X|S are the only next-generation consoles with full hardware support for all the RDNA 2 capabilities AMD showcased today.– Andrew Goossen and Jason Ronald of Team Xbox
Breaking It Down
Notice the part that states Xbox Series X|S are the only next-generation consoles with full RDNA capabilities? We did too. That means these two next gen machines from Microsoft are going to pack some power not even the PlayStation 5 has. Not only that, but it’s going to make these Xbox consoles more efficient. Exciting times, right?
We also found out that AMD worked with Microsoft to make DirectX Raytracing a baked in feature of their RDNA 2 tech. On the grand scale, this makes things better for Xbox gamers. DirectX is a Microsoft software and Xbox is a Microsoft machine. A perfect pairing. As we saw, Microsoft and AMD have been partnered since the Xbox 360. That’s 15 entire years. It shows with the cooperation and incorporation of technologies and it should pay off this upcoming generation of gaming. We’re about to get years of richer more dynamic worlds and a whole lot more.
DirectX Raytracing is just one of the things that AMD partnered with Microsoft on to take their tech to the next level. If you want to learn more of the capabilities of RDNA 2 in your new Xbox Series X|S, check out the Original post here. Or if you want a deeper look, check out the recent AMD Radeon 6000 series conference.
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