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Resident Evil Village ray tracing confirmed during RX 6700 XT reveal

Published: 22:46, 03 March 2021
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Resident Evil Village, the Village

Resident Evil Village has been confirmed to feature ray tracing tech, and the confirmation comes courtesy of AMD and their latest graphics card, RX 6700 XT.

AMD finally announced the long-rumoured new Radeon GPU, and RX 6700 XT cards are launching on March 18. We're talking about mid-range cards primarily meant for decked out and stable 1440p gaming regardless of your display refresh rates and/or settings. 

Resident Evil Village's appearance was brief but gorgeous nevertheless, showing off Castle Dimitrescu in all its ray-traced glory. Well, not all of it, since there was no lady of the castle in the shot, but like really, really close. 

Unfortunately, the company didn't provide any more info on Resident Evil Village other than the fact it will run great on RX 6700 XT cards. 

Capcom will be making sure the next instalment of their iconic horror runs smoothly on everything, and they're certainly no strangers to AMD's tech.

AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT should be a great choice for ray tracing, as the card comes with 40 Compute Units and 12GB of GDDR6 memory. It runs at 2424MH, which is pretty high, and it's a similar story with the board power rating, which stands at 230W. 

Of course, not everything is about ray tracing and AMD's shiny new graphics card will come with Radeon Boost anti-lag tech, Variable Rate Shading, FideiltyFX Ambient Occlusion and other bells and whistles.

We must admit that some of AMD's claims are quite bold, suggesting the $479 card is capable of beating Nvidia's 3070 in games like Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, Hitman, Borderlands 3, Dirt 5 and others. 

Resident Evil Village launches on May 7, 2021, for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. 

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