ray tracing

  1. M

    AMD CPUs can use Intel software to support Ray Tracing on Navi GPUs for DX11 game World of Tanks

    Wargaming, developer of World of Tank has taken an alternative route to enable ray-tracing in one of their games: Intel’s Embree library. Embree is part of Intel’s One API and supports all DirectX11 graphics cards. World of tanks enables ray-traced shadows on all graphics cards, both NVIDIA and...
  2. DejaWiz

    Apollo 11 Moon Landing recreated with Ray Tracing

    This is pretty darned awesome. Just a matter of years that can be counted on the fingers of one or two hands when consumer hardware will be powerful enough to adequately run games of this graphics caliber...
  3. cageymaru

    AMD Allegedly Has a Patent for Its Ray Tracing Solution

    Patent is found here. I would skip to page 22 after reading the opening statement.
  4. S

    Digital Trends: Quake 2’s re-release proves indie games could lead the ray tracing revolution

    I think there is some merit to this article. Quake 2 is a simple game by modern standards, that makes a Ray Traced implementation more feasible, both in terms of performance: Q2-RTX is pure RT effects and still has decent FPS (simpler, fewer polygons, so less performance hit calculating...
  5. S

    Anandtech: Intel to Support Hardware Ray Tracing Acceleration on Data Center Xe GPUs

    More info indicating everyone is going to move to HW Ray Tracing support. Though it looks like only Data Center parts may have it initially: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14289/intel-to-support-hardware-ray-tracing-acceleration-on-data-center-xe-gpus So no idea if/when consumer GPU will get...
  6. euskalzabe

    Semi-official confirmation: Navi to support ray tracing

    This is not directly from AMD, but Sony just gave Wired a few pointers on what to expect from PS5. They mentioned 8-core Ryzen as a CPU, and that they'll use "a custom variant of Radeon’s Navi family, will support ray tracing". Read the interview here...
  7. cageymaru

    PlayStation 5 Revealed in Wired's Mark Cerny Interview

    Nothing to see here! Duplicate thread!
  8. S

    AnandTech: NVIDIA Releases DirectX Raytracing Driver for GTX Cards; Posts Trio of DXR Demos

    Nvidia releases DXR drivers today for Pascal cards, along with the binaries of previously seen demos so there is something to play with: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14203/nvidia-releases-dxr-driver-for-gtx-cards
  9. Zarathustra[H]

    AMD's next Navi GPUs could have the specs (and ray tracing) to beat Nvidia

    From the rumor mill over on Techradar we have a story about what the future of AMD GPU's may look like. It suggests that later this year we may see Navi 10, which will likely be a mid range offering and might be used in consoles. More midrange cards aren't exactly exciting. The...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Metro Exodus RTX Settings Analyzed

    As Nvidia reiterated earlier today, Metro Exodus is launching on Feburary 15th, and will ship with a wide swath of Nvidia-specific features. Nvidia says they're debuting "real-time Ray-Traced Global Illumination" in Metro Exodus, and that the game will ship with support for DLSS on Turing GPUs...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Today's Battlefield V Patch Adds DLSS and Optimizes Ray Tracing

    EA DICE posted a big update to Battlefield V today. Among other things, the developers added a "new system that will ensure consistency between TTK (Time to Kill) and TTD (Time to Death) regardless of the network performance issues," and fixed quite a few bugs and exploits. But the devs also...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Nvidia is Publishing a Book on Raytracing

    Nvidia is excited about raytracing, to say the least, but they still face some hurdles in getting the industry to adopt it. In that vein, Nvidia is writing a entire book on raytracing. In addition to (presumably) selling a print copy in stores, Nvidia is uploading PDFs of the book for free in...
  13. V

    Quake 2 Ray Traced.

    Posted this in another thread but didn't see it anywhere else. Sorry if its a repost. Would be pretty awesome if RTX could do this for modern games :)
  14. FrgMstr

    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing RTX 2060 Performance @ [H]

    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing RTX 2060 Performance The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU is the least expensive GPU to support NVIDIA Ray Tracing at $349 MSRP. What kind of real-world ray traced performance can it deliver in Battlefield V multiplayer with DXR turned on? We take a very fast MSI...
  15. FrgMstr

    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing: i9-9900K CPU Testing @ [H]

    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing: i9-9900K CPU Testing We delve a bit deeper into Battlefield V testing and what all impacts your ability to play multiplayer with your brand new NVIDIA RTX video card with all the shiny Ray Tracing bits turned on. In this fifth installment, we head back to give...
  16. cageymaru

    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Dismisses the Radeon VII as "Underwhelming"

    At CES 2019, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang held back no punches when voicing his opinion of the Radeon VII. When interviewed by Gordon Mah Ung of PC World, he called the Radeon VII "underwhelming." He said, "'The performance is lousy and there's nothing new." "[There's] no ray tracing, no AI. It's 7nm...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    The Performance Impact of Battlefield V's Ray Tracing With a 2080 TI

    Ray tracing can certainly make Battlefield V look stunning, but that extra rendering quality comes at a significant performance cost. Here at HardOCP, we've already looked at the performance impact RTX and the DirectX 12 API have on the RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and on the CPU. But today, we examined...
  18. FrgMstr

    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing - CPU Testing @ [H]

    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing - CPU Testing We have been doing some deep dives into playing Battlefield V 64-person multiplayer lately and testing what exactly the cost of using NVIDIA Ray Tracing is in terms of framerate performance using new NVIDIA RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 cards. We did get...
  19. FrgMstr

    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing RTX 2070 Performance @ [H]

    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing RTX 2070 Performance Can the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 muscle up the performance to play Battlefield V with ray tracing enabled at 1080p and 1440p now that the new RTX performance patch has been released? We will find out using an ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2070 OC and...
  20. AlphaAtlas

    TechPowerUp Retests Battlefield V DXR Performance

    After a brief delay, Battlefield V's first big free content update is out. DICE says they've been working with Nvidia to improve the somewhat disappointing DXR performance in the release version of the game, and TechPowerUp decided put those claims to the test. Using three RTX GPUs and Nvidia's...
  21. cageymaru

    Battlefield V Tides of War Chapter 1: Overture

    On December 4, 2018 DICE is taking down the Battlefield V servers for maintenance to roll out the new Battlefield V Tides of War Chapter 1: Overture Update for all platforms. This update will include a new map, a fresh untold War Story, and new rewards for completing challenges. The update is...
  22. cageymaru

    DICE and NVIDIA Collaborate to Increase DXR Performance in Battlefield V by up to 50%

    DICE and NVIDIA are collaborating to fix bugs and optimize Battlefield V to meet their performance goal of running DXR, real-time ray tracing, at 60+ FPS. This work has created performance uplifts of up to 50% in some problematic areas of the game. The companies are expected to continue this...
  23. cageymaru

    Introducing the NVIDIA TITAN RTX GPU

    Today NVIDIA has unleashed the TITAN of Turing; the NVIDIA TITAN RTX. At the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems in Montreal, Canada (NeurIPS), NVIDIA announced the "T-Rex" launch later this month with a $2,499 MSRP. The NVIDIA TITAN RTX is a professional tool designed for the...
  24. cageymaru

    Metro Exodus: GeForce RTX Real-Time Ray Traced Global Illumination Demo

    Here is an demo of real-time ray traced global illumination within the Metro Exodus game environment. Anyone else get a Far Cry Primal vibe from the video? 4A Games are bringing real-time Ray Tracing to Metro Exodus! At NVIDIA's Gaming Celebration event in Cologne, it was revealed how 4A...
  25. cageymaru

    Official Final Fantasy XV Benchmarks Feature the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 & 2080 Ti

    The official website for Final Fantasy XV has a benchmark subsection to assist users in choosing the proper settings for their video card. It seems that someone has been running a system featuring an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti as a few entries for the cards have popped up in the...
  26. DooKey

    Battlefield 5 Has Been Delayed By a Month

    EA is delaying the Battlefield 5 release by a month and it will now be available on November 20th. They say this delay is because the core gameplay needs to be adjusted. Gameplay tempo, soldier visibility, and player friction are the areas they are looking into. I have to agree on the soldier...
  27. Armenius

    20 minutes of Battlefield V Alpha gameplay with RTX 2080 Ti and Ray Tracing turned on

    All ultra settings at 1920x1080. Youtuber is bound by the NDA and cannot reveal performance numbers, but says it was well above 60 FPS. Caveat is that he was only using an hFOV of 70. Looks like they turned down some of the shininess that was actually probably turned up for the onstage demo...
  28. DooKey

    DICE Made Nvidia’s Ray Traced Gaming Dreams a Reality in Just Eight Months

    DICE technical director, Christian Holmquist, says they began working on ray tracing for Battlefield 5 late last year and did it with early drivers and no hardware. That's just eight months ago and when you think about it this is pretty quick since it's new for PC gaming. Also, he says they went...
  29. DooKey

    GeForce Experience Is Bringing New Ray Tracing And AI Tech With Ansel RTX

    The folks at NVIDIA are in a full-court press in hyping their ray tracing technology and they've announced the new Ansel RTX. Ansel RTX is part of the new GeForce Experience and it leverages ray tracing and deep learning in the new RTX 2XXX family of GPU's. Using Ansel RTX you can take...
  30. DooKey

    NVIDIA RTX: Cinematic Real-Time Ray Tracing

    There's been a lot of buzz this week since Nvidia announced their new RTX line at SIGGRAPH. We've covered it pretty extensively the last couple of days.Yesterday they released another cool video that shows cinematic real-time ray tracing and I think you'll agree that it looks pretty dang...
  31. FrgMstr

    NVIDIA Unveils Turing GPU for the RTX Quadro Lineup

    Jensen kicked off the RTX Quadro cards by showing that now-famous Stormtrooper ray-tracing demo running in real time on a single Turing GPU with its Tensor Cores. The Tensor Cores provide up to 500 trillion operations per second that fill in where the real time ray-tracing comes up short...
  32. cageymaru

    Nvidia to Livestream CEO Jensen Huang's Keynote Presentation at SIGGRAPH 2018

    Nvidia is going to livestream CEO Jensen Huang's presentation on the center stage at SIGGRAPH 2018. This event will occur at 4 p.m. PT on Monday, Aug. 13. Even if the new Nvidia GPUs aren't revealed; there are plenty of interesting talks by Nvidia employees going on during the conference...
  33. cageymaru

    Nvidia Is Hiring Ray Tracing Talent to Revolutionize the Graphics Industry

    With the steady influx of ray tracing talent that Nvidia has been hiring as of late, it is no surprise that many believe that their next generation of video cards will feature the technology. Sam Lapere's blog expresses a passionate dedication to the art of achieving photoreal rendering with...
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