- Feb 1, 2005
Much like I already mentioned in the Metro Exodus post above, you apply an uneven double standard to RT performance. Where you insist you get 1440p at 60 FPS or it's a failure/obsolete.
But $400 cards already fail to achieve that in rasterization alone. By your logic. $400 cards are already dead for rasterization performance, let alone RT performance.
Here is the 1440p performance for Control without RT, on a variety of cards at 1440p. Note that $400 cards (2060 Super, 5700XT) FAIL to achieve even an average of 60FPS without RT:
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If you want to maintain your zealots position on requiring 1440P/60FPS, your $400 card is already obsolete before we even get to Raytracing.
Or as I said for Metro post above, you can recognize the necessity of compromise (even on rasterization), then you can check what options are availble for a $400 card:
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I'm not saying that new cards don't struggle with performance on new titles. I'm pointing out that the RTX performance tax is very real and very large (again). From the same article looking at the 2060 super, if you average 55 FPS with RTX off, you average 32 FPS with RT high / 43 RT medium. RT medium cuts out 3/5 of the RT features, so you end up with nothing but a few RT reflections and a whole lot of rasterized rendering (e.g. what's the point?). Or, you end up rendering it at something like 900p (see your review above) and upscaling it to get any semblance of playability with RT.
Additionally, I find it amusing how you held up a new gold game standard of RT game and the review you quoted a few posts up clearly said the "Ugly" was how much you had to pay to make it look pretty using RT.
I find it funny how on [H], where we bang tens, make $100k+, and pride ourselves in the fastest rigs; all of a sudden everyone is financially frugal in RTX threads.
A man in a leather jacket tells you that your previous high end $699 card is now one generation later $1199 and a year after launch, you have barely a handful of titles to use all the new features with? And then when you enable the features you take a severe performance hit. And then the CEO tells people you're "crazy" when you don't listen to him and pay inflated prices.
But you're right...it's all about being cheap and not wanting to pay for performance .