Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will support FP16 Rapid Packed Math

FP16 Mixed Compute/Rapid Packed Math is supported on AMD Vega and the PS4 Pro

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will support FP16 Rapid Packed Math

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will support FP16 Rapid Packed Math

 

id Software has confirmed that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will support DirectX 12/Vulkan, Async Compute, Shader Intrinsics and Rapid Packed Math, making it of the most advanced games to date on a technical level. 

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will be based on id Tech 6, the same engine that powered DOOM (2016), with new features that are only now arriving on modern GPU and console hardware. The most interesting addition to id Tech 6 is Rapid Packed Math, which will allow certain graphical aspects of the game to be rendered using FP16 compute rather than standard FP32 compute, allowing these tasks to be completed up to 2x faster than before, freeing up compute resources for other tasks.   

Right now "Rapid Packed Math" is only supported on AMD's Vega GPU architecture on PC, though the feature is already available on Sony's PS4 Pro console.

 

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will support FP16 Rapid Packed Math

 

With a release date of October 27th, Wolfenstein II will be the first PC game to support Rapid Packed Math, which will likely give AMD's Vega GPUs a significant performance advantage over their Nvidia counterparts, though at this time it is unknown how many tasks can be completed using FP16 compute. 

 

 

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will release on October 27th on Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4. 

 

You can join the discussion on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' support of Rapid Packed Math on the OC3D Forums

 

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31-07-2017, 18:21:35

AlienALX
Yay, Vulkan. That means it might even be playable on my Fury X Quote

31-07-2017, 19:24:53

NeverBackDown
That engine right now is probably the most advanced out there in terms of supporting nearly all the latest technologies and APIs. Pretty impressive since I know being on the cutting edge form a development standpoint is very difficult and expensive. I might just have to buy this game to support there efforts. Plus the hype is real with this gameQuote

01-08-2017, 00:46:37

Tolemac
I have so much want for this game Quote

01-08-2017, 00:54:16

NeverBackDown
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I have so much want for this game
Would you suggest playing the first game? Is it continuing a story or is it not needed?Quote

01-08-2017, 02:42:36

Tolemac
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Would you suggest playing the first game? Is it continuing a story or is it not needed?
I dont think it is needed but Wolfenstein is one of the classics out there. I would suggest playing "The New Order" and "The Old Blood" thoughQuote
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