David Ziman (Senior Member of Technical Staff, AMD)
Location: Room 3001, West Hall
Date: Thursday, March 23
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass
Vault Recording: Not Recorded
Audience Level: All
The era of rotational storage technology in gaming systems is winding down, and a golden age of extremely fast storage technologies is heating up. PCs with fast storage technology have been mainstream for a while, but most players don't experience the expected performance benefits the hardware provides.
Join us for a presentation about DirectStorage and how to integrate it to extract optimal load time and streaming performance. We will discuss why a new API is needed, changes required to code and asset pipelines, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.
A demonstration designed to highlight the load time, streaming performance, frame rate and player experience difference between DirectStorage and standard asset loading will be presented.