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Microsoft Unveils Project Scarlett Console: SSD, Ray Tracing, 2020 Debut

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft announced the Xbox Next at E3 yesterday, and while we still don’t actually know what the next-generation system will be branded, we do finally know something about what kind of specs it will pack. First, let’s touch on availability. Microsoft has specified that it expects to launch its next-generation console for holidays 2020, implying

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Gamers have been curious about what Sony might have up its sleeve for months. The PlayStation 4 era is drawing to an end, with a new console expected by the fall of next year. Questions about what the PS5 might look like, or what kind of capabilities it would have, however, have remained uncertain. As

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Gamers have been curious about what Sony might have up its sleeve for months. The PlayStation 4 era is drawing to an end, with a new console expected by the fall of next year. Questions about what the PS5 might look like, or what kind of capabilities it would have, however, have remained uncertain. As

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Nvidia launched Turing, it decided to bifurcate its product branding, splitting the GeForce brand into two segments. GTX cards, even those based on Turing-class GPUs, would not include the new specialized hardware functions that enable Nvidia’s ray tracing support. RTX cards, which support Microsoft’s DirectX Ray Tracing (DXR) with some additional hardware capabilities, would.

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Nvidia launched the RTX family, the company’s messaging on GPU ray tracing performance was clear: The new RTX cores inside Turing GPUs were essential to high ray tracing performance, not because ray tracing literally requires them — it does not — but because they represented the only way to wring acceptable real-time performance out

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Nvidia launched the RTX family, the company’s messaging on GPU ray tracing performance was clear: The new RTX cores inside Turing GPUs were essential to high ray tracing performance, not because ray tracing literally requires them — it does not — but because they represented the only way to wring acceptable real-time performance out

Metro Exodus Makes Much Stronger Case for Nvidia RTX Ray Tracing, DLSS

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Metro Exodus drops on Friday, and early previews of the game have begun to appear on various websites. This is an important launch for Nvidia and its RTX GPU family. Metro Exodus is the second title to support Nvidia’s RTX technology and the first game to launch with support for both DLSS and ray tracing.

Nvidia May Be Building New Turing GPUs Without Ray Tracing

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. There’s been a lot of reporting on the idea that Nvidia is preparing to launch a set of GPUs without ray tracing support over the past few months, including new rumors that broke before Christmas making the same claims. It’s a good time to round them up and look at the possibilities. As always, rumors

New DXR Patch Substantially Improves Nvidia RTX Ray Tracing Performance in Battlefield V

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When the first benchmarks for Battlefield V’s ray tracing mode (called RTX by Nvidia, but using Microsoft’s DirectX Ray Tracing, or DXR technology) arrived, they seemed to indicate little improvement from estimated performance at the Gamescom event where NV launched its latest GPU family. The benchmarks showed the RTX 2080 Ti breaking 60fps at 1080p,

AMD Will Answer Nvidia’s Ray Tracing Technology, Eventually

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. An interview with AMD’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, David Wang, in the Japanese publication 4Gamer states that AMD will bring its own ray tracing solution to market in-time, but that the company is focused on other priorities in the short-term. Ray tracing has been a hot technology discussion since Nvidia announced it was adding