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New GPU From AMD With DirectX 12 Ultimate Support and Raytracing

Konrad Serafinski, 21 March 2020, 16:27

AMD has announced that its new GPU will be fully compatible with DirectX 12 Ultimate libraries. This also means that RDNA 2 architecture will support raytracing.

All Nvidia Ampere GPUs Will Support Ray Tracing

Bart Swiatek, 12 March 2020, 15:41

There have been further leaks concerning new Nvidia graphics cards, based on the Ampere architecture. According to these reports, all GPUs in the series are expected to offer hardware ray tracing acceleration. Support for this technology will also be significantly improved over the Turing line.

4A Games About Ray Tracing on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Konrad Serafinski, 23 February 2020, 19:02

4A Games is fully committed to developing ray tracing. With the launch of next-gen consoles, the company plans to devote even more attention to this technology.

Intel Xe DG1 GPU Can be 40% Faster Than Mobile AMD Vega

Bart Swiatek, 04 February 2020, 19:38

First benchmarks of the Intel Xe line GPUs have appeared on the web. The results of some tests suggest that dedicated Intel GPU, the DG1, may be up to 40% faster than AMD's mobile solutions. In other tests, Intel's graphics card is performing noticeably worse than competitive solutions.

Doom Eternal Unlikely to Launch With Ray Tracing Support

Bart Swiatek, 27 January 2020, 14:40

Marty Stratton, executive producer of Doom Eternal, revealed in an interview for Digital Foundry that id Software is just beginning work on the implementation of ray tracing in the game. The developer also pointed out that his team has some interesting ideas for using this technology.

Full Version of The Heretic Shows Graphic Capabilities of Unity

Konrad Serafinski, 23 January 2020, 13:42

Unity has published a full version of a tech demo called The Heretic. Almost 8-minute material presents the capabilities of the 2019.3 version of the engine.

AMD is Working on Fast Navi GPU With Ray-tracing

Bart Swiatek, 08 January 2020, 11:18

The head of AMD, Dr. Lisa Su, gave an interview to the journalists of AnandTech. During the conversation, a thread of AMD's ray-tracing GPU appeared. The company is working on a new, powerful graphics card supporting this technology, which should appear on the market later this year.

NVIDIA: „Two-thirds of GPU Are Now With Ray-tracing”

Bart Swiatek, 05 December 2019, 14:30

Colette Kress, CFO of Nvidia, stated at the Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference 2019 that two-thirds of the GPUs currently sold by Nvidia support ray-tracing technology.

AMD Will Announce a Successor to Navi GPU at CES 2020?

Laty, 20 November 2019, 16:04

The first unconfirmed information about new Navi GPUs being created by AMD has appeared in the web. The chipsets are to have, among others, a very fast HBM2E memory and hardware ray-tracing support.

Nvidia Believes it Made Ray-tracing in PS5 and Xbox Scarlett Possible

Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2019, 14:09

Jen-Hsun „Jensen” Huang, CEO of Nvidia, said in a press interview that the handling of ray-tracing in next-generation consoles is indirectly due to his company.

Check Whether Your PC Can Handle Ray-Tracing With This Crytek Benchmark

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 November 2019, 22:59

Crytek has released Neon Noir, a free benchmark for ray-tracing testing. Application based on the demo from GDC 2019 enables us to check this technology on popular graphics cards.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Without RTX Support

Agnes Adamus, 01 November 2019, 19:50

Yesterday, new 4K screens from the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 were presented. The players were interested in the „RTX” logo, which could indicate that the title will support ray-tracing. However, Nvidia denied it.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl Gets Visual Mod With Ray-tracing

Agnes Adamus, 01 November 2019, 15:13

A refreshed version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is being made. A group known ad Remaster Studio has published a video presenting a mod that improves the visual aspects of the title. Among the improvements that it is supposed to introduce we will find, among others, a new weather system and support for ray-tracing.

CoD: Modern Warfare Visual Comparison: PS4, Xbox One, Ray-tracing PC

Adrian Werner, 31 October 2019, 10:11

Candyland released a video comparing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro and PC on ultra settings with ray-tracing.

Minecraft - Ray-tracing in 60 FPS on Cheapest RTX Card

Adrian Werner, 23 October 2019, 13:36

Nvidia announced that Minecraft with ray-tracing is expected to run in 60 frames per second at 1080p resolution on a GeForce 2060 RTX.

Minecraft RTX - Ray-tracing Gameplay

Bart Swiatek, 16 October 2019, 11:46

During PAX Aus 2019 a Minecraft gameplay with official ray-tracing support was presented. After the changes the title looks very good.

Ray-tracing Coming to World of Tanks

Bebop, 15 October 2019, 19:16

Ray-tracing is coming to WoT. Wargaming Studio in collaboration with Intel has developed a solution that will enable us to enjoy the technology on every DirectX 11 compatible PC, including PCs with graphics cards that do not support ray-tracing.

Nvidia Creates Team That Will Help Implement Ray-tracing in New Games

Konrad Serafinski, 13 October 2019, 19:36

Nvidia has created a studio that in the future will be responsible for implementing ray-tracing effects in the new classic video game. We don't know the details yet, but it could be Unreal or Doom 3.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Hardware Requirements for Ray-tracing

Adrian Werner, 11 October 2019, 11:50

Infinity Ward provided additional hardware requirements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Thanks to that we learned what equipment will be needed to play with ray-tracing. The devs also explained that the 175GB of required disk space previously provided includes all the additional content that will be released after the launch.

Gotta be Fast - First Information About New Radeons

Bart Swiatek, 16 September 2019, 11:43

The first details about the new Radeon GPU from AMD, have appeared in the web. The chipsets will have, among others, a very fast HBM2E memory and hardware ray tracing support.

Square Enix Shows Ray Tracing Implementation in Luminous Engine

Bart Swiatek, 05 September 2019, 20:03

Square Enix revealed a demo showing the capabilities of the latest version of Luminous Engine graphics technology. The engine supports the famed ray tracing and its capabilities are truly impressive.

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Used RTX 2080 Ti and Ray Tracing

Konrad Serafinski, 31 August 2019, 17:04

Nvidia boasted on Twitter that yesterday's Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay was captured using a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPU with ray tracing technology.

Control Launches - New Game by Creators of Max Payne and Alan Wake

Adrian Werner, 27 August 2019, 11:45

Control, the latest production by Remedy, known for Max Payne and Alan Wake series, debuted on the market. There is also an interesting video on the web, showing how the PC version with ray tracing looks like.

Official Minecraft Trailer With Ray Tracing Support

Milosz Szubert, 19 August 2019, 14:43

Nvidia presented Minecraft trailer with ray tracing support. Official support for the technology is expected to appear in the popular game from the Mojang AB next year.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Official Ray Tracing Gameplay Trailer

Konrad Serafinski, 19 August 2019, 13:32

Nvidia has shared a short trailer presenting ray tracing technology in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Participants of gamescom 2019 will be able to test the title with all the graphic bells and whistles.

CEO of Nvidia: Buying GPU Without Ray Tracing Support is "Just Crazy”

Conrad Hazi, 18 August 2019, 19:04

When discussing Nvidia's second quarter, the CEO - Jen-Hsun Huang - raised, among other things, the issue of the future of ray tracing. He thinks that buying a card without the support of the technology is currently a bad idea and predicts its rapid development.

For Now No Ray Tracing in Assetto Corsa Competizione

Conrad Hazi, 17 August 2019, 21:20

Developers have revealed that they are now focusing on other things and can only return to the issue of introducing ray tracing once their current tasks have been completed. KUNOS Simulazioni is currently working on the overall development and optimization of the title.

Nvidia: First AAA Game Requiring Ray Tracing Coming in 2023

Jacob Blazewicz, 30 July 2019, 00:17

Morgan McGuire of Nvidia commented on the use of ray tracing in games. In his opinion, the first high-budget game requiring this technology will be released in 2023.

Nvidia Recreates Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Julia Dragovic, 19 July 2019, 22:42

Nvidia showed the capabilities of ray tracing by publishing the recreated (and improved) footage from the landing of the Apollo 11 spacecraft on the Moon. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this memorable event.

Control - Hardware Requirements and Ray Tracing Support

Michael Kulakowski, 16 July 2019, 21:01

We learned the PC hardware requirements of Control, Remedy Entertainment's latest work, as well as information related to the game's support of the ray tracing technology. The game will go on sale at the end of August, this year. It will only be available on PCs through Epic Games Store.

AMD Patents its own Ray Tracing Solution

Bart Swiatek, 01 July 2019, 10:23

It seems that AMD has been working on its own idea for ray tracing hardware for some time now. In 2017, the company patented a hybrid solution to allow more flexible use of ray tracing. It cannot be ruled out that the variant of this technology will appear in PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett.

Minecraft With Photorealistic Textures and Ray Tracing

Milosz Szubert, 26 June 2019, 22:22

There's a video on YouTube, showing how the Stratum 2K Texture package and Continuum RT shaders turn Minecraft into something almost unrecognizable. However, for this type of fun you'll have to spend some money.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Use Ray Tracing

Jakub Mirowski, 12 June 2019, 00:47

Nvidia announced that it is working with CD Projekt RED on Cyberpunk 2077, which will allow the Polish team to take advantage of the possibilities offered by the ray tracing technology.

Quake 2 RTX Minimum Hardware Requirements

Milosz Szubert, 04 June 2019, 13:11

Nvidia has published the hardware requirements of Quake II RTX, a refreshed version of the iconic FPS from id Software, enriched with support for ray tracing technology. The title will be available on June 6.

Ray-tracing For Free in Playable Unreal Engine 4 Demo

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 June 2019, 00:32

A playable tech demo of Unreal Engine 4 has appeared on the web. It enables you to check out the potential of ray tracing for free while demolishing a town as a Martian robot.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare - Ray-tracing, Price and No Season Pass

Adrian Werner, 31 May 2019, 11:41

We've been flooded with new information about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. We learned some facts about the campaigns, special editions and their prices, as well as the so-called Operator Packs. We also learned that the game will offer cross-play and ray-tracing support and that no season pass is planned.

Quake 2 RTX Release Date; Remake Will be Partially Free

Bart Swiatek, 27 May 2019, 14:45

Nvidia presented Quake II RTX - a new version of id Software's game from 1997, supporting ray tracing. The game will debut in June and require a GPU with hardware-based ray-tracing support. Three single-player levels will be made available for free.

Here's The Witcher 3 With Almost Ray Tracing

Frozen, 24 May 2019, 12:16

There's a video on the web where we can see how The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would look like if it used the ray tracing technology. All thanks to the use of Martha McFly's RT Shader by Pascal Gilcher.

Prices of Two AMD Navi GPUs Leaked

Conrad Hazi, 23 May 2019, 16:53

Sapphire representative happened to reveal prices of two announced Navi-based graphics cards. The prices are higher than previously announced. The cards are also not supposed to offer hardware support for ray tracing.

Reshade Enables Ray Tracing in Quake 3, FEAR and GTA V

Conrad Hazi, 19 May 2019, 22:34

The latest alpha version of the popular Reshade app enables you to include ray tracing in many modern and classic titles. Thanks to the app, we can achieve a much better image quality, but it is done in exchange for a large computer load.

Mods Add Co-op Mode and Ray Tracing to Crysis

Bart Swiatek, 07 May 2019, 12:51

Digital Foundry has published an interesting material about mods for Crysis, the iconic FPS from Crytek. Thanks to fan modifications, the production has been enriched with ray tracing support and a cooperation mode.

Intel Xe Cards With Hardware Ray Tracing Support

Bart Swiatek, 06 May 2019, 12:29

Intel Xe graphics cards will have hardware support for the ray tracing technology. The company also informed that the first systems of this type will be designed for workstations.

30 Minutes of Minecraft With Ray Tracing

Konrad Serafinski, 25 April 2019, 22:32

A Minecraft video, lasting a bit over half an hour and presenting the game with path tracing (a less popular version of ray tracing) has surfaced on the web. All this again thanks to the SEUS modification.

Nvidia shares Star Wars, Atomic Heart and Justice demos

Christian Pieniazek, 12 April 2019, 01:33

Nvidia graphics card owners can download three demos showing the capabilities of the ray tracing technology. In addition, the manufacturer has released drivers that enable ray tracing support on selected models in the GTX family.

Here's Minecraft with (Almost) Ray Tracing Support

Bart Swiatek, 01 April 2019, 12:31

Modder known as notglacier used the SEUS mod, to add patch tracing support to good old Minecraft. The technology is a less known variant of the famous ray tracing.

Unity Shows-off Impressive Ray Tracing Demo - The Heretic

Bart Swiatek, 19 March 2019, 20:37

During the GDC 2019, Unity and Nvidia have presented a spectacular tech demo of The Heretic. The footage shows the capabilities of the latest version of the famous open game engine, which now supports ray tracing.

AMD Ray Tracing Demo from Crytek

Jakub Mirowski, 17 March 2019, 17:04

Crytek release a Neon Noir demo, showing the capabilities of CryEngine when it comes to the ray tracing technology. What's more, the majority of current gen GPUs will be able to use it, including AMD chipsets.

PlayStation 5 With Ray Tracing Support?

Michael Kulakowski, 05 March 2019, 23:01

Sony is searching for engineers experienced in ray tracing technology, who are to work in PlayStation lab in London. This, obviously, raised speculations about whether the spectacular technology will be supported by the yet unannounced PlayStation 5.

Metro Exodus Added to Geforce RTX GPUs

ElMundo, 05 March 2019, 22:05

Nvidia informed that all those who wish to buy one of the Geforce RTX series graphics cards can expect a nice little bonus. Metro Exodus, the recent hit, joins the list of free titles added as extra when buying Nvidia's GPUs.

New Nvidia Drivers - Ray Tracing and DLSS Support in Battlefield v and Metro Exodus

Bart Swiatek, 14 February 2019, 15:58

Nvidia has released the 418.91 GPU driver package. Drivers allow you to use ray tracing in Metro Exodus and enable DLSS in Metro and Battlefield V.