Saturday, June 24, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Google Promises to Stop Reading Your Emails in Gmail
BlackBerry's Software and Services Sales Fell in Q1
Handsets Expected to be Largest Market for ICs
G.SKILL Announces New DDR4 for the Intel X299 HEDT Platform
Toshiba Open to Further Talks With Western Digital About Chip Unit Sale
Foxconn Confirms US Investment Plan
Tesla Could Enter the Music-Streaming Business
Youtube Unveils New VR180 Format
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Graphics Cards > AMD Say...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, March 04, 2016
AMD Says Async Compute Support Give Radeon GPUs An Advantage Over Nvidia's Offerings In DX12 Gaming


AMD Radeon GPUs' support for asynchronous compute gives the company an edge during DirectX 12 gaming over rival's Nvidia offerings, AMD claims.

In-game effects like shadowing, lighting, artificial intelligence, physics and lens effects often require multiple stages of computation before determining what is rendered onto the screen by a GPU’s graphics hardware.

In the past, these steps had to happen sequentially. Step by step, the graphics card would follow the API’s process of rendering something from start to finish, and any delay in an early stage would send a ripple of delays through future stages. These delays in the pipeline represent a brief moment in time when some hardware in the GPU is paused to wait for instructions.

Of course, such "delays" happen all the time on every graphics card. No game can perfectly utilize all the performance or hardware a GPU has to offer.

According to Robert Hallock, the Head of Global Technical Marketing at AMD, Radeon GPUs make ther difference through the Graphics Core Next architecture’s ability to pull in useful compute work from the game engine to fill these "bubbles" - when some hardware in the GPU is paused to wait for instructions.

"If there’s a rendering bubble while rendering complex lighting, Radeon GPUs can fill in the blank with computing the behavior of AI instead. Radeon graphics cards don’t need to follow the step-by-step process of the past or its competitors, and can do this work together—or concurrently - to keep things moving," Hallock says.

Filling these bubbles improves GPU utilization, input latency, efficiency and performance for the user by minimizing or eliminating the ripple of delays. And AMD claims that only Radeon graphics currently support this crucial capability in DirectX 12 and VR. Last week "Ashes of the Singularity" was updated with support for DirectX 12 Asynchronous Compute. According to AMD's internal testing, a Radeon R9 Fury X GPU was far and away the fastest DirectX 12-ready GPU in that test. Moreover, powerful DirectX 12 performance pulled from the GCN architecture resulted to a performance tie up of a $400 Radeon R9 390X GPU with a $650 GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

We are eager to hear Nvidia's response on that.



Previous
Next
Photos of HTC's Next Flagship Smartphone Appear Online        All News        Facebook To Pay More British Tax
NVIDIA 364.51 Beta Driver Patches Critical Bugs     Graphics Cards News      AMD Teases With External GPU For Laptops

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
AMD Takes on Intel With Epyc Server SoCs For the Data Center
AMD Details the New Radeon Pro Chips Inside Apple's 2017 Macs
Computex: AMD Demonstrates Upcoming Ryzen and Vega-based Products
AMD Ryzen AGESA 1.0.0.6 Firmware to Enable Speedy Memory Clocks
AMD Radeon RX 560 Released
AMD Financial Analyst Day: Epyc, Ryzen Mobile and PRO, Threadripper and Radeon RX Vega
New Ryzen CPUs and Graphics Processors Boost AMD's Profit
The New Radeon Pro Duo Delivers The Power of Two Polaris 10 GPUs
AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Are Launching
AMD's Highest-Performance 6-Core Ryzen 5 Processors Now Available
AMD Buys Wireless Virtual Reality IP from Nitero
Upcoming AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Seems To Beat Intel Core i7-7700K

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .