AMD support for Microsoft DirectStorage 1.1 

AMD is pleased to support Microsoft®’s recently released DirectStorage 1.1 with GPU Decompression. AMD has worked closely with Microsoft to ensure the best possible experience on AMD devices and platforms. DirectStorage is a feature that must be enabled by (game) application developers to realize the benefits. AMD is ready to support our ISV partners to enable DirectStorage in future game title releases. 

DirectStorage works out of the box with existing graphics devices and drivers that support DirectX 12 and Shader Model 6.0. With DirectStorage 1.1, Microsoft has also included a path for vendors like AMD to provide additional optimizations called metacommands. 

AMD currently has a build of a metacommand-enabled graphics driver that can be shared with our ISV partners under NDA. A sample application will soon be available from AMD to assist in development. Please contact your AMD representative for details. 

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