AMD has been lobbying its Pro Render engine for use in cinematic industry and as usual, have released the tool as open source.
However, with its new beta preview, they have Vulkan support through which they will use raster engine + ray-tracing engine to get speed plus Full Spectrum Rendering. They have published plugin for Blender 3D to tinker with.
What is AMD Pro Render?
As per AMD’s own site:
AMD Radeon™ ProRender is a powerful physically-based rendering engine that enables creative professionals to produce stunningly photorealistic images.
Built on AMD’s high-performance Radeon™ Rays technology, Radeon™ ProRender’s complete, scalable ray tracing engine uses open industry standards to harness GPU and CPU performance for swift, impressive results.
Download the new version from here.