[Originally posted on 08/29/18.]
Looking for adventure? To fight against the supernatural? Look no further than the action-packed Strange Brigade. Strange Brigade challenges players to survive mystical foes, set in 1930’s Egypt. Loaded with traps, monsters, puzzles and surprises, Strange Brigade does not disappoint.
Here’s how AMD Radeon™ Software helps you survive Egypt in the 1930’s:
- Up to 6% faster performance in Strange Brigade using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card with Async Compute Enabled than with Async Compute Disabled at 3840×2160 (4K).1
- Up to 1.9x faster performance in Strange Brigade using Vulkan with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 on two Radeon™ RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card with mGPU enabled than with mGPU disabled at 3840×2160 (4K).2
Driving incredible performance, AMD collaborated with Rebellion to drive next gen API support with Vulkan® and DirectX® 123.
The Vulkan™ API substantially reduces “API overhead”, the background work a CPU does to interpret what a game asks of the hardware. Enabling meaningful features, performance, and image quality, Vulkan® exposes GPU hardware features that wouldn’t ordinarily be accessible through OpenGL.
DirectX® 12 highlights several features supported in Strange Brigade, enhancing the experience from DirectX® 11. Asynchronous Compute Engines in AMD’s GCN, Polaris, and Vega architectures enable unique commands to be submitted simultaneously, better utilizing the API. The result is improved GPU efficiency, performance, reduced latency, and consistent frame rates.
On Day-0, AMD Radeon™ Graphics offers multi-GPU scaling in DirectX® 12 and Vulkan®. Strange Brigade is the first game in which Vulkan® supports multi-GPU capabilities.
Download Radeon™ Software 18.8.2 today, and release your inner adventurer.4
Anna Fieger, Software Product Marketing for the Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. Her postings are her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.
- Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of August 17th, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX Vega 56, with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 installed, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With ultra preset settings on Strange Brigade using the DirectX12 API, at 3840x2160, the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 scored 50.8 FPS with async compute disabled, whereas the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 scored 53.9 FPS with async compute enabled. Comparing FPS between setting changes, async compute enabled has 6% faster performance in Strange Brigade. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-245
- Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of August 22nd, 2018 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX Vega 56, with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2 installed, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700KCPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With ultra preset settings on Strange Brigade using the Vulkan API, at 3840x2160, the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 scored 53.8 FPS whereas two Radeon™ RX Vega 56 scored 102.3 FPS. Comparing FPS between GPU configurations, mGPU has 1.9x faster performance in Strange Brigade. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-246
- DirectX® 12 enablement requires an x86 processor and a Radeon™ graphics chip based on the Graphics Core Next architecture and Windows® 10. GD-99
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