As promised, AMD has released its new “Hangar 21” technology demo, which is designed to show off the power of its Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards and their ability to handle DirectX Raytracing and other next-generation rendering techniques.
We think it’s an eye-catching piece of work, but we’re not sure why AMD hasn’t released it as a downloadable demo for lucky RDNA 2 GPU owners to enjoy. We’re also confused as to why the demo was only uploaded in 1080p – as the endnotes reveal, all of this was rendered on an AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, a GPU that should excel at 4K.
“The ‘Hangar 21’ Technology Demo Video lets you see the breakthrough AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture in action, the foundation of the AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards that power the next generation of gaming with mind-blowing graphics featuring realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections,” AMD wrote.
“The demo showcases a blend of DirectX Raytracing, compute, and rasterized effects enabled by AMD FidelityFX and Microsoft DirectX 12 Ultimate that elevate gaming visuals to new levels of fidelity.”