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AMD announces three new gaming partnerships at E3

AMD will co-operate with developers to give gamers the best performance out of their hardware

AMD announces three new gaming partnerships at E3

AMD announces three new gaming partnerships at E3

AMD has confirmed that they have partnered with three developers to help optimise some of 2018/19's most highly anticipated releases. These development efforts will allow developers, with the help of AMD, to offer the highest performance levels and operate well with Ryzen and Radeon products. Most of these upcoming games are already promising DirectX 12 support. 

Last year, AMD announced a long-term partnership with Bethesda, which is designed to help the publisher optimise their future games for high core count Ryzen processors and Radeon graphics technology. We can already see some fruit from this relationship with Prey, which can utilise every core/thread on a Ryzen 7 1800X. 


Tom Clancy's The Division 2

The first of these titles is Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's The Division 2, which is already listed on Steam as offering DirectX 12 support. Sadly, AMD has not gone into any specifics regarding their partnership with The Division, though it is likely to include many of the same benefits as AMD's co-operation in Far Cry 5's development.
  
One of the major benefits of using AMD hardware on Far Cry 5 is the company's use of Rapid Packed Math to accelerate FP16 Compute, allowing Radeon Vega graphics cards to deliver a 2x boost in compute performance when conducting simplified FP16 calculations. 

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is set to release on March 15th, 2019. 




Strange Brigade

The second game that AMD discussed was Rebellion's Strange Brigade, which is set to release on August 28th. AMD demoed Strange Brigade running on a system with a Threadripper processor and a Radeon RX Vega graphics card, revealing buttery smooth performance throughout the title's gameplay demo.

Rebellion previously worked on the Sniper Elite franchise and has co-operated with AMD in the past to offer Mantle API support on Sniper Elite 3 and DirectX 12 support in Sniper Elite 4. It is likely that Strange Brigade will also support DirectX 12 and Rebellion has confirmed that the game will offer PC gamers a dedicated benchmarking mode. 

 




Resident Evil 2 (Remake)

AMD and Capcom have also confirmed that they are co-operating to develop Resident Evil 2's upcoming remaster, building upon Resident Evil 7's RE Engine to deliver DirectX 12 support, further performance optimisations and support for AMD FreeSync 2. 

This partnership will make Capcom's RE Engine DirectX 12 ready on PC and deliver support for HDR through FreeSYnc 2 displays. Capcom's RE Engine is also being used to create Devil May Cry 5. 

Resident Evil 2's Remake is currently set to release on January 25th. 



It makes a lot of sense for game developers to start looking to Radeon, especially with the next-generation of consoles on the horizon. Both the PS5 and the Next Xbox are likely to continue using Radeon Graphics technology alongside a Ryzen-based processor, making now the perfect time to learn how to get the most out of both sets of hardware.  

Next Generation consoles are likely to make use of advanced features like Rapid Packed Math and other Radeon specific features, making a partnership with Radeon more than worthwhile.  

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14-06-2018, 06:38:23

Warchild
Thank you AMD for making this harder for me... Quote

14-06-2018, 12:39:53

grassman
The last time AMD had a bunch of partnerships was during the HD 7970 days, The PS4 released the following year I am expecting the same thing here.Quote

14-06-2018, 12:40:24

NeverBackDown
I just hope with Fallout and Elder Scrolls both getting massive graphical overhauls(long overdue) in there upcoming games means that they get some optimization going for more cores. It'll make modding more fun by just adding more insane crap and knowing the engine can handle it

The GPUs though kinda screwed. I doubt they will favor AMD so heavily in this regard.Quote

14-06-2018, 14:48:57

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I just hope with Fallout and Elder Scrolls both getting massive graphical overhauls(long overdue) in there upcoming games means that they get some optimization going for more cores. It'll make modding more fun by just adding more insane crap and knowing the engine can handle it

The GPUs though kinda screwed. I doubt they will favor AMD so heavily in this regard.
TBH I am expecting more results like Far Cry 5, where AMD has an advantage but it is not overwhelming. AMD branded games tend to work well on both brands.Quote
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