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AMD announces a long-term strategic partnership with Bethesda

AMD announces a long term strategic partnership with Bethesda

AMD announces a long term strategic partnership with Bethesda

AMD announces a long-term strategic partnership with Bethesda

 

AMD has announced a long-term strategic partnership with Bethesda, the creators of The Elder Scrolls, Doom, Fallout and Dishonored to optimise their titles for 8-core CPUs and their upcoming Vega GPU architecture.  

Previously Bethesda worked heavily with Nvidia, with many of their titles having co-advertisements with Nvidia and Nvidia branded splash screens when their games launch, with DOOM 2016's Vulkan support being announced at Nvidia's GTX 1080 launch event. 

This means that moving forward, Bethesda will be working with AMD to ensure that their games work well on multi-threaded CPUs and take advantage of AMD's new Vega architecture, though at this time it is unknown exactly what features the company plans to implement.   

Recently Bethesda has added Nvidia-only features to some of their games, like PhysX Flex in Fallout 4 and even created their own "Vault 1080" mod for the title. Now with AMD's support, it is likely that the company will move to use more open source tools from AMD's open source GPUOpen technologies. 

 

AMD announces a long term strategic partnership with Bethesda  

The first game that will be optimised for AMD under this new partnership will be Arkane Studio's Prey, which is set to launch on May 5th. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's long-term partnership with Bethesda on the OC3D Forums.

 

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01-03-2017, 08:35:29

AlienALX
This is good. I think it was here I said recently AMD need to get back into game devs and get them supporting their hardware properly. They need some killer apps, Bethesda should be able to provide them.Quote

01-03-2017, 08:37:12

WYP
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
This is good. I think it was here I said recently AMD need to get back into game devs and get them supporting their hardware properly. They need some killer apps, Bethesda should be able to provide them.
TBH most Bethesda games have terrible support for multi-core, Fallout 4 is terribad in that respect. It will be good to have an influence on them that can help improve their CPU and GPU efficiency, rather than bolt more GPU stuff onto games like Physx Flex.Quote

01-03-2017, 08:38:53

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
TBH most Bethesda games have terrible support for multi-core, Fallout 4 is terribad in that respect. It will be good to have an influence on them that can help improve their CPU and GPU efficiency, rather than bolt more GPU stuff onto games like Physx Flex.
Yeah they definitely need schooling. These latest games have been bloody awful.

Talking of FO4. Never did try the hi def thing lol. Might fire up the typhoon later and have a look.Quote

01-03-2017, 08:47:12

WYP
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Yeah they definitely need schooling. These latest games have been bloody awful.

Talking of FO4. Never did try the hi def thing lol. Might fire up the typhoon later and have a look.
TBH fan-made high-res texture packs have a much bigger impact with lower VRAM usage. Don't waste an extra 50ish GB on that pack.Quote

01-03-2017, 08:55:18

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
TBH fan-made high-res texture packs have a much bigger impact with lower VRAM usage. Don't waste an extra 50ish GB on that pack.
I've already done it. To be fair though the size doesn't bother me much. It's on a 2tb drive that's about half full any ways. I got it all downloaded and ready, then got distracted haha. That was about two weeks ago

Bit late now though. I have the last dregs of Nuka World to do and I am all done.Quote
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