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Microsoft: Xbox Series X and S get full RDNA 2 tech, not PlayStation 5

Microsoft congratulates AMD on the huge launch of RDNA 2, adding that its Xbox Series X and S have the 'full' RDNA 2 feature set.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Oct 29 2020 5:29 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Nov 28 2020 7:24 PM CST

AMD officially unveiled their new RDNA 2 architecture with the new Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards in the last 24 hours, and now Microsoft is coming out big noting its next-gen Xbox Series X and S consoles.

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Microsoft posted a blog on its Xbox Wire website, written by Technical Fellow Andrew Goossen and Director of Program Management Jason Ronald that congratulate AMD on the RDNA 2 unveiling and dive a little into how it powers the next-gen Xbox consoles.

In the post, Microsoft explains that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles "are the only next-generation consoles with full hardware support for all the RDNA 2 capabilities AMD showcased today".

Microsoft doesn't detail exactly what it means by that statement, but it seems that the new Xbox consoles have the 'full' RDNA 2 feature set, while Sony doesn't have it all on the PlayStation 5. Sony hasn't said anything about Variable Rate Shading (VRS) on the PlayStation 5, so maybe it is something like that where the Xbox Series X/S have the 'full RDNA 2 capabilities'.

You can read the entire post on the Xbox Wire website here.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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