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AMD Introduces Radeon Raytracing Analyzer 1.0

RRA 1.0 is available now!

We’re very excited to announce a new addition to our Radeon™ Developer Tool Suite – Radeon Raytracing Analyzer (RRA). The switch from rasterization to raytracing requires a shift in how the developer should organize the model geometries in their scenes. RRA can help developers understand this shift and show areas in the scene that could require optimization.

Taken from TPU … Today, the AMD GPUOpen announced that AMD developed a new tool for game developers using ray tracing technologies to help organize the model geometries in their scenes. Called Radeon Raytracing Analyzer (RRA) 1.0, it is officially available to download for Linux and Windows and released as a part of the Radeon Developer Tool Suite. With rendering geometries slowly switching from rasterization to ray tracing, developers need a tool that will point out performance issues and various workarounds in the process. With RRA, AMD has enabled all Radeon developers to own a tool that will answer many questions like: how much memory is the acceleration structure using, how complex is the implemented BVH, how many acceleration structures are used, does geometry in the BLAS axis align enough, etc. Developers will find it very appealing for their ray tracing workloads.

RRA is able to work because our Radeon Software driver engineers have been hard at work, adding raytracing support to our Developer Driver technology. This means that once your application is running in developer mode – using the Radeon Developer Panel which ships with RRA – the driver can log all of the acceleration structures in a scene with a single button click. The Radeon Raytracing Analyzer tool can then load and interrogate the data generated by the driver, presenting it in an easy-to-understand way.

Source: TPU and GPUOpen

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