AMD teases new rendering tech

Monday, 25th February 2013 04:58 GMT By Brenna Hillier

AMD has begun teasing what seems to be a new rendering technology called TressFX, which will be revealed on February 26. The name and the splash art suggest something to do with hair, but AMD is calling it “a new frontier of realism in PC gaming” so it’s likely to be something with broader application. I expect a next-generation middle-ware which can be licensed by third-parties, like Nvdia’s PhysX.

Thanks, Evil Avatar.



  1. Dragon246

    What I am more interested is that this could be implemented in ps4 and 720.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. cartina

    Nothing implies either the ps4 or The xbox720 could handle it. Sure they write ‘PC gaming’ for a reason

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Edo

    Go AMD!!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. roadkill

    @1 Dream on!

    @2 Too right mate!

    This is good news. If this will be awesome enough I’m upgrading next year when the 2nd generation of cards that use this tech will come out.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @1, Sony fanboy. Read: “”a new frontier of realism in PC gaming”"

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Christopher Jack

    It’s clearly about PC gaming but who says it won’t also be featured in consoles? PhysX for example works on consoles…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    “PhysX for example works on consoles…”

    Yeah right, the only problem that GPU acceleration is not supported there at all so it’s not physX.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Max Payne

    Considering Ati have GPU now in Wii U ,PS4 and probably in Xbox 720 having something like PhysX will be super easy for developers.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Dragon246

    Maybe now you can understand why most people laugh at you. Continue on.

    Sorry PC fellas, it depends, unless its a strictly hardware based procedure.

    Nothing implies either the ps4 or The xbox720 could NOT handle it.

    #9 2 years ago

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