informa
/
1 MIN READ
News

GPUOpen is AMD's new open-source game dev toolset

Graphics hardware firm AMD announced a 2016 initiative at its Radeon Technologies Group Summit earlier this month that will see the company launching a new open-source development toolkit: GPUOpen.

Graphics hardware firm AMD announced a 2016 initiative at its Radeon Technologies Group Summit earlier this month that will see the company launching a new open-source development toolkit: GPUOpen.

Developers may appreciate that AMD is spinning this as an open-source alternative to competitor Nvidia's proprietary GameWorks toolkit, which recently rolled out its GameWorks VR suite of VR development tools.

According to Maximum PC (the source of the slide reproduced below) and other outlets attending the event, by January GPUOpen is expected to include a slew of extant AMD tech like TressFX 3.0 rendering (which was already source-available) and the RapidFire SDK for low-latency game streaming. 

The whole package will be bundled up and distributed freely under the MIT License over on AMD's GitHub page.

Latest Jobs

Cryptic Studios

Remote
1.19.23
Senior Producer

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, MD, USA
1.30.23
Instructor/Assistant Professor, Game Art

Night School Studio

Los Angeles, CA, USA
1.09.23
Level Designer / Scripter, Games Studio
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more