AMD teases RDNA 2 ray tracing in its new demo

What we’ve got is really a teaser trailer for the main event, which actually launches on November 19th. That’s the day after reviews drop for the new AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6800 cards. Rendered using the new RDNA2 chips which form the basis for the imminent AMD RX 6800-series graphics cards, the demo concentrates on lighting, reflections, and shadows, and is basically a huge showing-off session from AMD about what its latest cards can do. We’re fine with this, but hope it can go to 4K rather than being stuck at 1440p. But we do know that this technology is coming to games such as WOW: Shadowlands, Godfall, and Far Cry 6. AMD’s FidelityFX itself is an open-source package, allowing enhancements for RDNA and RDNA2 to be added to games easily and cheaply. Given the fact the RDNA2 architecture on the PC is essentially the same as the GPU silicon inside both the new Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles, you’d hope that a whole lot of developers are looking at the new AMD graphics chips and what they offer.