AMD at GDC 2023

GDC 2023 is just around the corner again, and we are excited to be a part of the action with an Advanced Graphics Summit presentation, and six sponsored sessions that you won’t want to miss.

From temporal upscaling to real-time dynamic global illumination, our technical talks will dive deep into the latest and greatest in graphics technology, and give attendees an inside look at the latest advances from AMD GPUOpen.

We’re thrilled to be invited to present at the Advanced Graphics Summit. Make sure you’re at our session on Monday, March 20th, in room 301, South Hall.

Real-time global illumination is key to enabling dynamic and believable game worlds, but it can be difficult to achieve usable performance.

This presentation will walk through the practical implementation of a solution aimed at making the most of every sample by caching the estimated radiance into a cache hierarchy used for both sampling and filtering. We will show how this approach allows for highly-performant, high quality, dynamic, and leak-free global illumination without requiring any content pre-processing, thus enabling easy integration into existing real-time rendering pipelines.

Our sponsored sessions will take place later in the week throughout the day on Thursday 23rd March, room 3001, West Hall.

Here’s a closer look at what you can expect from each of these must-see presentations by our fantastic engineers:

  • The FidelityFX™ SDK (10.00am – Thursday)

    Join us as we unveil the FidelityFX SDK, making beautiful pixels easier than ever to achieve. The session will cover the features and architecture of the SDK, implementation on top of your own engine abstractions, and a sneak peek of new FidelityFX technologies.

  • Temporal Upscaling: Past, Present, and Future (11.30am)

    In this session, attendees will learn about temporal upscaling, including how the algorithm works, what techniques are used to mitigate artifacts, and best practices for integration into engines. The evolution of AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution 2 technology will also be discussed, along with lessons learned from integrating temporal upscaling into various AAA games.

  • Real-time Sparse Distance Fields for Games (12.45pm)

    This presentation will introduce a novel algorithm for generating sparse distance fields (SDFs) in real-time, providing a compute-based scalable alternative for complex scene representation and traversal. The session will cover the benefits of SDFs for graphics algorithms such as Global Illumination and Ambient Occlusion.

  • AMD Ryzen™ Processor Software Optimization (2.30pm)

    Attendees will learn about AMD Ryzen products and their advanced technologies, including laptop, desktop, and workstation processors. The session will cover instruction sets, cache hierarchies, resource sharing, and simultaneous multithreading, along with powerful profiling tools and techniques for code optimization, and code examples.

  • DirectStorage: Optimizing Load-Time and Streaming (4.00pm)

    Join the discussion on DirectStorage and learn how to extract optimal load time and streaming performance. The session will cover why a new API is needed, changes required to code and asset pipelines, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. A demonstration will highlight the improvements in DirectStorage compared to standard asset loading.

  • Optimizing Game Performance with the Radeon™ Developer Tool Suite (5.30pm)

    Available here on GPUOpen, the Radeon Developer Tool Suite empowers game developers to achieve optimal DirectX 12 and Vulkan performance on AMD GPUs. This session will cover the Radeon GPU Profiler, Radeon Memory Visualizer, Radeon Raytracing Analyzer, and Radeon GPU Analyzer, introducing their new features and improvements, and highlighting external collaborations. We’ll also talk about our external collaboration with LunarG’s GFXReconstruct to add support for DirectX® Raytracing.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at GDC 2023 and sharing these exciting advancements in game development with you. Register today for GDC and join us on the cutting edge of the industry!