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    Thurrott: Minecraft Is Getting a Whole New Look With Ray Tracing Support

    Microsoft is updating Minecraft to support Ray Tracing, presumably through DXR, but they only mention NVidia RTX. https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/212457/minecraft-is-getting-a-whole-new-look-with-ray-tracing-support
  2. 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
  3. cageymaru

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider Receives RTX Treatment in Latest Patch

    The latest patch for Shadow of the Tomb Raider has enabled support for real time ray tracing and NVIDIA's DLSS. To enable the features, gamers will need Window 10 update 1809 or higher, NVIDIA RTX 20- series GPU, and NVIDIA's latest drivers 419.35 and up. Nixxes announced the creation of a Beta...
  4. cageymaru

    Mimicking RTX Global Illumination with Traditional Graphics Techniques

    Gamers Nexus created a demonstration that illustrates the positives and negatives of RTX usage by utilizing the DXR implementation in Unreal Engine. They create environments using traditional graphics techniques that fake RTX global illumination and then recreate them using the accuracy of...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Unreal Engine 4.22 Preview Adds Support for DirectX Raytracing

    Thanks to Fortnite, as well as the many other PC and console titles developed on the platform, Unreal Engine is one of the most widely used game engines on Earth. Epic Games just released a preview build of the engine, and among numerous other features and fixes, this one includes support for...
  6. 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...
  7. cageymaru

    Here Is the Metro Exodus - Artyom's Nightmare Trailer

    4A Games has released a new Metro Exodus trailer that is set in Artyom's nightmare. I personally found the voice work in the Russian version to be superior to the English version found here. The release date for Metro Exodus on PC and consoles is February 15, 2019. A quarter century after...
  8. cageymaru

    NVIDIA DLSS Boosts Performance by up to 50% in the Port Royal Benchmark

    NVIDIA has released a new video that demonstrates the power of its DLSS technology. In the Port Royal benchmark, NVIDIA DLSS boosts performance by up top 50%. While both images are ray traced in the demo, the DLSS image is clearly brighter, clearer and sharper. Deep learning makes this possible...
  9. cageymaru

    Here Is the Metro Exodus - Uncovered Trailer

    Here is the Metro Exodus - Uncovered trailer. Metro Exodus is a post-apocalyptic first person shooter set in Russia during a nuclear winter. The game features varied environments that seasonally change; combat against mutants, humans and more. Grab a preorder copy exclusively on the Epic Store...
  10. cageymaru

    NVIDIA Stock Tanks 15% as the Company Cuts Q4 2019 Financial Guidance

    NVIDIA has updated its Q4 2019 financial guidance where it lowered its Q4 2019 revenue from $2.7 billion to $2.2 billion. This is due to slowdowns in both the Gaming and Datacenter sectors. NVIDIA admits that higher prices for high-end Turing GPUs has negatively affected sales as "macroeconomic...
  11. cageymaru

    The Official Metro Exodus Performance Guide Has Been Released

    4A Games has released its performance guide for Metro Exodus without DXR or NVIDIA RTX features turned on. Only an NVIDIA GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7870, Intel CORE i5-4440, and 8GB of ram is needed to achieve 1080p | 30 FPS. An NVIDIA RTX 2060 or AMD RX VEGA 56, Intel CORE i7-4770K and 8GB of...
  12. cageymaru

    Here Is the New Atomic Heart: 10 Minute Gameplay Trailer

    IGN has posted a new Atomic Heart: 10 minute gameplay trailer. Enjoy! Atomic Heart came out of nowhere last year and jumped on a lot of people's radars, thanks to its BioShock-on-acid weirdness (in a good way). Check out a huge new chunk of gameplay! Look up Mundfish on YouTube for more.
  13. cageymaru

    Here Is the Metro Exodus - Weapons Trailer

    4A Games has released a new Metro Exodus trailer that highlights the weapons system in the game. It shows how handmade guns of post-apocalyptic Russia can be altered with modifications to suit the user's preferences. Metro Exodus has a February 15, 2019 release date on Xbox One, PlayStation 4...
  14. cageymaru

    Can You Detect When Ray Tracing Is Turned On?

    UFD Tech on YouTube ran a blind test to see if the studio guys could tell the difference in real-time ray tracing being set to on, off, low or ultra. Each of the 4 guys played Battlefield V in single player with various levels of ray tracing set by another person and they had to explain what...
  15. cageymaru

    AMD Is Developing a DXR Capable GPU and More Third Generation AMD Ryzen News

    During an interview with Mark Hachman of PCWorld, AMD president and CEO Dr. Lisa Su acknowledged AMD is "deep in development" of a GPU with real-time ray tracing (DXR) capabilities. She explained that building a development ecosystem was important as "development is concurrent between hardware...
  16. cageymaru

    Project Sol Part 2 Showcases Real-Time Ray-Tracing on NVIDIA RTX

    NVIDIA has released the second installment of its Project Sol real-time ray-tracing cinematic series. It is running on Unreal Engine 4 and features real-time ray-tracing powered by NVIDIA RTX devices. Project Sol is a showcase of the NVIDIA RTX development platform which highlights cinematic...
  17. 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...
  18. cageymaru

    Atomic Heart Showcases Its Real-Time Ray Tracing Features

    Atomic Heart reminds me of the Bioshock games in its quirky environment and content. In this video, the visual effects of its real-time ray tracing feature set are demonstrated by turning NVIDIA RTX features on and off. The narration and demonstration of the stunning ray traced visuals starts at...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. cageymaru

    Nvidia GeForce Game Ready Driver 416.94 WHQL Has Been Released

    NVIDIA has released new Game Ready Drivers 416.94 WHQL that provide the optimal gaming experience for Battlefield V, Fallout 76, and Hitman 2. New 3D Vision profiles for Fallout 76 (fair) and Hitman 2 (Good) are included with the drivers. These drivers allow users to have the best experience...
  22. cageymaru

    Real-Time Ray Tracing Is Enabled in Battlefield V

    DICE has enabled real-time ray tracing in Battlefield V for owners of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2000 series video cards. Initial reports say that gamers need to turn off Future Frame Rendering and VSync via the in-game options to get rid of nasty input lag. Of course you will need the latest NVIDIA...
  23. cageymaru

    Windows 10 Version 1809 Is Getting a Re-Release Today

    Microsoft has announced that the October update is getting a re-release. Those who previously missed out on the excitement of losing their files, will have a chance to update to the seminal Windows 10 version 1809 experience today. Finally all of the NVIDIA RTX 2000 series owners will be able...
  24. AlphaAtlas

    AMD Comments on DirectX Raytracing Support

    Earlier today, WCCFtech spotted something interesting on 4gamer. Following the "Next Horizon" event, the Japanese site interviewed David Wang, Senior Vice President for the Radeon Technologies Group. While he didn't answer specific questions about AMD's "Navi" GPU, he did comment on AMD's...
  25. cageymaru

    The Battlefield V PC System Requirements Have Been Released

    The Battlefield V PC system requirements have been released. The recommended spec is as follows. OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later. Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 3 1300X. Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent. Memory: 12GB RAM. Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB...
  26. AlphaAtlas

    Windows 10 October Update Supports Raytracing

    Microsoft officially released the creatively-named Windows 10 October Update today. The new Windows build finally brings DirectX Raytracing support to the masses, as it was only available in developer builds before today. Both the official Windows Blog and Nvidia's blog post claim that...