AMD brings FidelityFX to Xbox in partnership with Microsoft

AMD's FidelityFX toolkit is ready for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

AMD brings FidelityFX to Xbox in partnership with Microsoft

AMD brings FidelityFX to Xbox in partnership with Microsoft

At Microsoft's Game Stack Live event, AMD announced that they are bringing their FidelityFX developer toolkit to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, making it part of the Xbox Game Developers Kit in partnership with Xbox.

AMD's FidelityFX suite is a collection of Open-Source visual technologies designed to efficiently use hardware resources, with AMD's technologies including FidelityFX Contrast Adaptive Sharpening, FidelityFX Variable Shading and AMD's FidelityFX Shadow Denoiser. 

With these tools, AMD wants game developers to utilise their technologies on PC and Xbox, benefiting gamers with performance optimisations and satisfying visuals on Radeon powered systems. 

At Game Stack Live, AMD has also released a new Ryzen processor performance guide designed to help developers get the most from Zen 2 based and Zen 3 based Ryzen processors. These guides are designed to help developers utilise higher CPU core counts and get the most performance out of AMD's latest Ryzen CPU architectures. These guides will benefit developers who are working on Xbox Series consoles and PC games. 

AMD has also been a critical partner for Microsoft in developing their DirectX 12 Agility SDK, which is designed to accelerate the adoption of Microsoft's latest DirectX 12 features by decoupling the latest DirectX features from specific Windows 10 updates. The DirectX 12 Agility SDK will help developers integrate the latest DirectX 12 technologies without fearing compatibility issues on some Windows 10 versions. 

Additionally, AMD has also confirmed that their latest graphics cards support Microsoft's HLSL (High-Level Shader Language) Shader Model 6.6, which adds new capabilities and greater flexibility with support for 64-bit integer atomics, dynamic resource binding, compute shader derivatives and samples, and more.


AMD brings FidelityFX to Xbox in partnership with Microsoft

AMD wants to take advantage of the fact that they power the latest consoles, with Zen 2 CPUs and RDNA GPUs sitting at the core of Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5. When developers optimise their technology for these platforms, they are optimising their technology for AMD's latest PC-grade CPU and graphics cards. AMD wants gaming to be optimised for its technology. 

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