DXVK Developer Working On New "AGS" Experiment For Possible Performance Benefit
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 6 May 2019 at 07:05 AM EDT. 24 Comments
DXVK lead developer Philip Rebohle is experimenting with "DXVK-AGS" as a new exploration project to see if it makes sense implementing AMD AGS SDK support within DXVK for this Direct3D 11 to Vulkan translation layer.

DXVK-AGS is an experimental project seeing if supporting AMD optimizations in Capcom's RE Engine is worthwhile for boosting the performance in games like Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5. DXVK-AGS ships a build of amd_ags_x64.dll to replace what is provided by the respective games.

AGS in this context is the "AMD GPU Services" of various Direct3D 11/12 Radeon-focused helpers for game developers. AGS also offers CrossFire APIs, GCN shader extensions, and other bits. AMD AGS itself is open-source as part of GPUOpen while this is implementing it in the DXVK context.

So far it's been found that with a Polaris graphics card, Resident Evil 2 might run 1~3% faster with these AGS optimizations.

More details via DXVK-AGS on GitHub.
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