AMD Looking At 16K per Eye @ 144Hz With Its LiquidVR Tech
Back in January, AMD unveiled its next-gen Polaris architecture with the aim “to power every pixel on every device efficiently.” AMD said it’s looking to stars as the inspiration “for every pixel we generate,” which was sort of vague at the time. But the bigger picture is now becoming clearer.
AMD and its newly-formed Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) are committed to bringing “virtually no latency;” so they are aiming at 16K per eye @ 144Hz for true immersive experience. This comes from Guennadi Riguer, one of the lead software architects of AMD LiquidVR.
In an interview with WCCFtech, Riguer said the virtual reality is something more than just cutting-edge graphics; it’s actually going to change the way we are used to interact with our environment, taking us to a new immersive era. Which encourages AMD to put a primary focus on its LiquidVR technology.
As a platform, it (VR) has the capacity to revolutionize how we interface with computers and provide a whole range of new experiences we haven’t even imagined. Because of that we see VR as more than ‘just another cool technology’ and we firmly stand behind the efforts to bring immersive, unique experiences to Radeon users through continued innovation of LiquidVR.
Shedding more light on their innovative tech initiative, Riguer said LiquidVR is designed to fully exploit the capabilities of modern GPUs to “enable rich and seamless content.” With the emergence of various head mounted devices (HMDs) including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, the VR technology is set to evolve, which means we’ll soon be facing a new set of challenges.
According to Riguer, LiquidVR has done it once, by helping us enter the new immersive era, and this time it’s again geared up to tackle the next wide range of issues plaguing the industry.
LiquidVR will continue to drive hardware and software technologies that will ultimately lead to the nirvana of VR: 16K/eye, 144Hz and above refresh rate, and virtually no latency, all in a wireless, small form factor package.