Submitted by john2 422d ago | news

AMD teases tressfx: "a new frontier of realism in PC gaming"

DSOGaming writes: "AMD has posted an interesting image on its blog. According to this image, a new feature will be unveiled on February 26th. This feature will be called tressfx and is said to be a new frontier of realism in PC gaming." (AMD, PC)

Credit url: blogs.amd.com
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N0S3LFESTEEM  +   423d ago
Hair effects... they need to invest more in breast physics :3
Hufandpuf  +   422d ago
You need to invest more in life physics.
f789790  +   422d ago
You need to diversify.

Virtual boobs and real ones, at the same time!
TheGamerDood  +   422d ago
What about penis & scrotum physics for that next-gen, next level of teabagging. xD

All I know is I want this tech to come to consoles, so make it happen AMD.
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inveni0  +   422d ago
It doesn't make you sound more mature than N0S3LFESTEEM when you tell him that it's not okay to fantasize. Do people who look at porn need to "get a life"? Boobs in games and porn really aren't that much different. And since 99.99999% of males look at porn, who cares if they like scantily clad virtual characters, as well? It's just eye candy.
john2  +   422d ago
Curious to see though if AMD's hair technology is better than PhysX (Alice had the best hair I've ever seen)
ChrisW  +   422d ago
Hair effects is old and overrated.

Highly detailed particle effects and tessellation are what's in.
inveni0  +   422d ago
I highly disagree. One thing that makes or breaks a world is the characters. The more believable the characters, the more believable the world. And good hair makes a huge difference. Just look at how the hair and character mods help in a game like Skyrim. It makes a difference in completing the whole package.
mistertwoturbo  +   422d ago
Tecmo Koei is already working on that!
turgore  +   422d ago
That's Team Ninja's (Dead or Alive) specialty.
Bimkoblerutso  +   422d ago
...but they're goddamn horrible at it. They seem to be under the impression that breasts bounce around even if the owner of them is stationary.
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Knight_Crawler  +   422d ago
Fox is going to be all over this.

Next gen will make character models look like real people and like you are in a real world so as soon as another shooting happens Fox will blame it on the realistic looking video games.

I have a feeling that next gen red blood is going to be substituted with blue or yellow blood and guns will have a red tip on them.
brettyd  +   422d ago
@Knight_Crawler Yea but good thing no sane person pays any attention to Fox News.
dubt72  +   422d ago
Somehow all 3 are correct.
Yeah I think the entire nvidia physx cuda thing has done a good job of crippling gpu physic in the industry. Think if they never bought out agia or whatever there name was and it was more an industry standard. If its open cl it will work on nvidia cards aswell. Amd is pretty much all for industry standards not it only works on mine... Progression
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HammadTheBeast  +   422d ago
DOA5's engine works well lol
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   422d ago

hiredhelp  +   422d ago
Lol all jokes aside thoe if AMD has there own ansew to Nvidias Physics ill be very happy to see it oh and btw Tomb raider already on pre order.
ninjahunter  +   422d ago
Technically havoc is designed around ATI XD but thats like comparing a paper airplane to a Blue angel haha
karlowma  +   422d ago
I wish they'd both just use OpenCL. It's such bullshit having features that can only be enabled depending on the brand of hardware you're running.
OpenGL  +   422d ago
Before DirectX 10 released Microsoft was working on a hardware agnostic DirectPhysics API that was similar to what PhysX is and ran using geometry / compute shaders but it was canned years ago unfortunately.

AMD is a big proponent of OpenCL so perhaps this will be a physics API similar to PhysX that uses OpenCL. It would benefit the entire industry meanwhile AMD hardware based on GCN would likely outperform current Nvidia counterparts just as they do in most OpenCL and DirectCompute benchmarks.
zebramocha  +   422d ago
You're only saying that because you don't like dx11.
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OpenGL  +   422d ago
hah, actually I'm a big fan of both APIs, I actually wish Microsoft had stuck with DirectPhysics because the kind of stuff we saw in Cellfactor years ago could be standard in PC games today.
shackdaddy  +   422d ago
Man AMD, you sure know how to keep your customers. I was just about to upgrade to a Nvidia GPU but it looks like I might have to wait...

I hope AMD gets their own PhysX. That'd be amazing.
Conzul  +   422d ago
Same here man. My gaming rig is 3 years old, was already starting to prototype my replacement build. Hope AMD is going to make a comeback with this, or that it ends up in PS4
FarCryLover182  +   422d ago
Hopefully this is awesome.

Off topic, but I helped my neighbor install a 256MB Ati Radeon 9550 ( o_o) yesterday into her old computer. Not sure why she wanted such an old card.

But ATI has really come a long way.

Whoops, AMD*
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Hassassin  +   422d ago
they're soon to come full cycle again. HD9000 isn't so far away (2+ years?) XD
RyuCloudStrife  +   422d ago
did you install anything else in to her?
Pekolie  +   422d ago
"Old computer" wasnt enough for ya was it?
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profgerbik  +   422d ago
you'd be surprised depending on what she is doing with it, that will get you by with most lower end games or older games but not so terrible ones either.

I used a 7800gt for the longest time, that thing did me proud. Surprised me with some of the games it even managed to run..
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SkullBlade169  +   422d ago
Looks like they're finally coming up with an alternative to PhysX.

This is good, I think the AMD GPUs have suffered from a lack of features for awhile although they are powerful.

Since I went Nvidia I noticed I have better features such are more Anti Aliasing methods and PhysX, it's good that AMD is doing this too.

(I'm no Nvidia fanboy, I just buy whatever is better for me at the time, last time I had a Radeon HD 4870).
john2  +   422d ago
I doubt AMD will keep this feature exclusive to its GPUs. At least from the company's previous statements (regarding PhysX), we should expect to see this supported by both Nvidia and AMD
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FlyingFoxy  +   422d ago
Hey AMD, before going on to something else how about fixing that damn problem known as Microstuttering when using 2 cards in Crossfire, or even your dual cards?.

Some people might be interested in owning dual cards purely for speed gain if you fixed that issue.. yeah..

In any case i am interested in what they show, as long as it doesn't involve crippling the frame rate of games when enabling the new feature, maybe it's a separate physics processor on the GPU. I'd like to see what can be done in Half Life 3 with new physics, realistic spreading fire and water that fills area's etc..
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vanethe  +   422d ago
i m a big fan of nivdia , but i'm curious to see what AMD is going to offer
ATi_Elite  +   422d ago
Got both Nvidia and AMD
I gotta admit that Hair does look REAL and AMD does make some KICK butt GPU's as the HD7970 GHZ card is BOSS!!

AMD supposedly has been working on it's version of Physx but I rather just have OpenGL Physx and stop all this non-sense of Copyrighted Physx as it's only holding Devs back from pushing forward with the Tech!

I just don't want to see AMD waste time with Nvidia Shield Clone, what a joke that thing is!
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spartan_dx  +   422d ago
whats opengl?
Bladesfist  +   422d ago
A graphics library like directX but open specification.
ATi_Elite  +   422d ago
OpenGL is like DIrectX, an application that easily lets Devs program Graphics for GPU's!

Big thing is DirectX is owned by Microsoft and thus requires a Microsoft OS to run

While OpenGL is Open Source NOT for Profit Software and can be used by any one on any System!

OpenGL was difficult at first but now Many Devs say it's just as good as DirectX plus NO hassle from Microsoft.
Bladesfist  +   422d ago
@ATI_Elite OpenGL is not open source, it is open specification.
gamernova  +   422d ago
*looks both ways* Yes! No Ps4 people here lol I am currently a member of the green machine but I sure do love competition. Hopefully they smash the titan to lower the price so I can afford to buy one lol
pandehz  +   422d ago
Create realistic sweat, wind behaviour on environment, better rain, snow. Realistic dispersing dust. Body hair

Also its high time realistic water was introduced.
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nutcrackr  +   422d ago
I'd much rather open source physics that both nVidia and AMD could use and fight for performance over.
LAWSON72  +   422d ago
Amds way to compete with nvidia physx i hope.
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FantasyStar  +   422d ago
I hope so too. And I hope this takes off globally. PhysX is cool and all but Nvidia played the game wrong when they decided to limit its usage to only their cards.

Hopefully AMD is more modest.
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aliengmr  +   422d ago
Interesting, but this just screams "conflicts".

Competition is fine, a fracturing of games along 2 different GPUs is not something I am keen on.

I admit, I don't know all the details, but too often competition is confused with forcing consumers to use your product rather than making a better one. Not saying that's happening here, though.

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