AMD’s had DirectX Raytracing code in GPU drivers since July this year

AMD’s had DirectX Raytracing code in GPU drivers since July this year

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AMD may not yet be a card-carrying member of the Microsoft DirectX Raytracing fan club in terms of supporting the super-pretties on its Radeon GPUs, but according to some driver diving from earlier this year there has been a DXR Active string in its software since the July AMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition 19.7.2 drivers for the Gears 5 beta.

It’s only resurfaced now as a few images from AMD’s China partner summit event have been shared on Weibo. The images suggest that attendees may have heard some details about the new Radeon software released coming in December, and there has been some speculation online as to whether the “New features launching in Dec 2019” might have something to do with ray tracing support for AMD’s GPUs and Microsoft’s API.

At the end of each year AMD launches a major new revision of its Radeon software, introducing new and updated features into the mix. As with anything AMD-related these days, a few photographed slides unleashed online has led to a lot of speculation about what might be coming in the 2019 update.

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