Ray-tracing aside, what else can we expect from the new console


Staff member
Oct 8, 2007
Ray-tracing has been a big ticket item in the build up for both consoles launch. It is the most immediately apparent and most visually stunning feature so it kinda stands to reason. But the hardware that accelerates the math that makes this all possible can do so much more!

AMD released an annotated break down of their latest tech demo showcasing what other effect we could potentially see running on consoles this generation.
I personally find it interesting, figured others might as well!

We are going to have a good generation! This gen, the thing which most stands out for me is the adoption of PBR, and the merging (or sorts) of differed and forward renderers. But that was about it. At launch, we're already seeing some steller effects work out of these machines.