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Vulkan Ray Tracing (Quake 2 RTX) On AMD Radeon RX 6800!

Vulkan Ray Tracing (Quake 2 RTX) On AMD Radeon RX 6800!

Take a look at the AMD Radeon RX 6800’s Vulkan Ray Tracing performance in Quake 2 RTX – the world’s first cross-vendor Vulkan Ray Tracing game!

 

Vulkan Ray Tracing : What Is It?

Vulkan is an open-source and cross-platform graphics API. It offers better performance to graphics APIs like OpenGL, DirectX and Metal.

In November 2020, The Khronos Group released the final Vulkan Ray Tracing extension specifications, followed by an upgraded Vulkan SDK with full Ray Tracing support on 15 December 2020.

This allows developers to easily integrate ray tracing into their games for any GPU that supports the “VK_KHR_ray_tracing_pipeline” extension.

 

Vulkan Ray Tracing (Quake 2 RTX) On AMD Radeon RX 6800!

On 15 December 2020, Quake 2 RTX was updated to support Vulkan Ray Tracing, becoming the world’s first game to support it!

With support for Vulkan Ray Tracing, not only can NVIDIA RTX cards run Quake 2 RTX, so can the new AMD Radeon 6000 series graphics cards!

So we thought – what the heck, let’s give the Radeon RX 6800 a spin, and see how well it does in Quake 2 RTX!

1080p Resolution

At the 1080p resolution, the Radeon RX 6800 was able to maintain an average frame rate of between 55-65 fps. Definitely the best resolution to play.

1440p Resolution

At the 1440p resolution, the Radeon RX 6800 was able to maintain an average frame rate of between 35-42 fps. Quite playable.

4K Resolution

At the 4K resolution, the Radeon RX 6800 was only able to deliver an average frame rate of between 15-18 fps. Real jerky!

 

Quake 2 RTX : Vulkan Ray Tracing Requirements

This is what you require :

  • Download and install Quake 2 RTX 1.4.0 or newer
  • AMD
    – Requires Radeon RX 6000 series, or future RDNA 2, cards.
    – Upgrade to Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.11.2 Beta or newer
  • NVIDIA
    – Requires GeForce RTX / Quadro RTX graphics cards.
    – Upgrade to Game Ready Driver 460.89 (Windows) or 460.27.04 (Linux), or newer

 

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Quake 2 : Get It FREE For A Limited Time!

Bethesda is giving away Quake 2, after receiving $30K in QuakeCon charity donations!

Find out how to get Quake 2 for FREE, and SHARE THIS NEWS with your friends!

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Quake 2

Shortly after landing on an alien surface, you learn that hundreds of your men have been reduced to just a few.

Now you must fight your way through heavily fortified military installations, lower the city’s defenses and shut down the enemy’s war machine.

Only then will the fate of humanity be known.

 

Quake 2 : How To Get It FREE!

To celebrate gaining $30K in charity donations during the 25th annual QuakeCon, Bethesda will give everyone Quake 2 for 72 hours!

All you have to do is install, run and log into Bethesda.net Launcher from now until 14 August 2020 (11:59 PM ET), and Quake 2 is yours!

Note : If you don’t see it, click on the menu and select Check for Updates. If that fails, log out of the Bethesda.net Launcher, and back in again.

 

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Quake 3 Arena : Get It FREE For A Limited Time!

Bethesda is giving away Quake 3 Arena, after receiving $30K in QuakeCon charity donations!

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Quake 3 Arena

Welcome to the Arena, where high-ranking warriors are transformed into spineless mush.

Abandoning every ounce of common sense and any trace of doubt, you lunge onto a stage of harrowing landscapes and veiled abysses.

Your new environment rejects you with lava pits and atmospheric hazards as legions of foes surround you, testing the gut reaction that brought you here in the first place. Your new mantra: Fight or be finished.

 

Quake 3 Arena : How To Get It FREE!

To celebrate gaining $30K in charity donations during the 25th annual QuakeCon, Bethesda will give everyone Quake 3 Arena for 72 hours!

All you have to do is install, run and log into Bethesda.net Launcher from 17 August 2020 (12 PM ET) until 20 August 2020 (11:59 PM ET), and Quake 3 Arena is yours!

Note : If you don’t see it, click on the menu and select Check for Updates. If that fails, log out of the Bethesda.net Launcher, and back in again.

 

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How To Get All Quake Champions + QuakeCon 2020 Railgun!

To celebrate QuakeCon 2020, Bethesda is giving away some Quake Champions freebies!

Find out how to get all Quake Champions, as well as an exclusive QuakeCon 2020 Railgun!

 

Quake Champions

Developed by id Software, in conjunction with Saber Interactive, Quake Champions is a fast-paced Arena shooter, a genre established by the original Quake 20 years ago.

Mixing the dark mythos of Quake with the innovative multiplayer of Quake III Arena, the game adds a modern twist – Champions, each with unique attributes and abilities for players to master.

These fierce warriors each wield unique attributes and abilities, enabling players to compete in their own distinctive style, while adding an additional layer of strategy to the game.

The Next Great Quake Multiplayer Game

Quake’s signature rocket jumping, skill-based competition, and incredible speed remains intact, providing veterans with a welcome return and new players a fresh way to showcase their multiplayer skills.

Incredible, Diverse Champions

Quake Champions introduces a roster of elite Champions, each equipped with unique attributes and abilities that are additive to Quake’s established gameplay. Champion skills offer a great variety to fit your play style.

Uncompromising Weapons, Ready for Battle

Quake’s devastating arsenal of flesh-chewing weaponry, including fan-favorites like the thunderous Rocket Launcher, electrifying Lightning Gun, and snipe-tastic Railgun are back alongside new additions for you to master.

Intense Game Modes

Established and beloved game modes return, including the gib-filled fragfests of Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch and the competitive fury of 1v1 Duel mode, while a new team-based mode, Sacrifice, joins the fray.

 

Quake Champions : Get All Champions FREE!

To celebrate the 25th annual QuakeCon on 7 August 2020, Bethesda will let everyone unlock ALL of the Quake Champions!

Just play ONE (1) Quake Champions match from now until 9 August 2020 (1500 UTC).

This will unlock all Quake Champions that will be yours to keep, even after the event!

 

Quake Champions : Get FREE QuakeCon 2020 Railgun!

Orange QuakeCon weapon skins are tradition, and this year, you can get the QuakeCon 2020 Railgun!

All you have to do is just log into Quake Champions, between now until 9 August 2020 (1500 UTC).

 

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Radeon Software Delivers Day 0 Support For Prey!

Radeon Graphics are the ultimate weapon in the fight for survival from day 0 in Bethesda’s new sci-fi thriller, ‘Prey’, with the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.5.1 driver.

Players gaming on Radeon will benefit from smooth gameplay as they shape the future of humanity on a Talos I space station overrun with alien mimics in a complex, lifelike environment.

 

Radeon Software Day 0 Support For Prey

Here is AMD Radeon Graphics’ latest competitive performance at a glance:

  • Up to 5% faster performance using Radeon Software 17.5.1 with Prey DirectX 11 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580 than with Radeon Software 17.4.4
  • Up to 78% faster performance using Radeon Software 17.5.1 with Prey DirectX 11 on 4GB Radeon RX 570 multi-GPU than with 4GB Radeon RX 570 single-GPU
  • Up to 42% faster performance using Radeon Software 17.5.1 with Prey on the Radeon RX 570 (4GB) with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti (4GB) on NV 381.89 with DirectX 11 at 1920×1080 (1080p)

For more details, please check out the performance charts below.

You can download Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.1 here for the best experience on Talos I with Radeon.

 

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NVIDIA Releases Free Vault 1080 Mod For Fallout 4

You know a game is great if you’re inspired to create more content after you’ve finished playing. And that’s exactly what we’ve done for Bethesda’s acclaimed post-apocalyptic survival adventure, Fallout 4.

 

Vault 1080 Mod For Fallout 4

Vault 1080 is a free add-on level mod by NVIDIA’S LightSpeed Studios. It adds over an hour of gameplay in an expansive vault featuring key NVIDIA GameWorks technologies, such as volumetric lighting, god rays, HBAO+ and FleX-powered weapons debris.

The gameplay is set in the dark underground hallways of Vault 1080, the home of a mysterious congregation that embraced darkness and sickness to survive. You’ll search for the truth within the depths of the mysterious vault, and judge for yourself whether monsters deserve salvation.

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NVIDIA GameWorks Used For Unsettling Effects

The story behind the story: a team of NVIDIA Fallout 4 fans who couldn’t resist the opportunity to participate after Bethesda released its Fallout 4 Creation Kit. Led by veteran game modder Dane Johnston, with modding credits for Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 2 and Homeworld our team of developers spent an afternoon brainstorming the mod’s storyline. They then poured in around seven man-months of work to create our mod.

The result is more than just a sprawling environment — which takes you to the ruins of an old church hidden in a foggy, murky marsh. It’s a tale of lost secrets and unknown horrors told with technology that perfectly complements Vault 1080’s unsettling tale.

NVIDIA used GameWorks technologies such as volumetric lighting to light the corridors and rooms to create a great deteriorating atmosphere for players. Shadows was enhanced by NVIDIA HBAO+. Weapons debris comes courtesy of NVIDIA FleX.

 

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