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Poll: Ray Tracing - Do we care?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by StarShock, Aug 16, 2018.

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Ray Tracing - Do you care?

Poll closed Oct 22, 2018.
  1. Yes

    22.4%
  2. No

    34.4%
  3. Maybe in the future

    43.2%
  1. jjgreenwood

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    I find it odd they don't, must be easier to use and it cost them enough to buy ID so seems odd they don't make the most of it.
     
  2. LoadsaMoney

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  3. CaptainRAVE

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    Seems like it is too early to invest in ray tracing.
     
  4. loftie

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    DLSS and ray tracing threads merged? That's confusing :confused:
     
  5. LoadsaMoney

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    Just seen that the RTX won't be available at launch, it'll come sometime in October, as MS need to patch it into DX.
     
  6. melmac

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    Well since most of the actual cards won't be out until then, that shouldn't be a problem. Preorders for the 2080ti estimated arrival 23/10/2018.
     
  7. smilertoo

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    144fps to 24fps is a massive hit, i would rather do without the reflections.
     
  8. Unrivaledx21

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    Good example. I would invest in that. ^ Looks great haha
     
  9. LoadsaMoney

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    Yeah, but doesn't that make everyone wrong about it being Nvidias Gimpworks, and proprietary to them, if its going to be part of the DX spec, and when Intel come in, they'll be able to do it on their cards too, yes ?
     
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  10. melmac

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    Well, if the performance doesn't improve from the current demos, then I think most people will be turning it off. Sure, when people get their new cards, it will be all WOW, this is amazing etc. Then when the novelty dies down and they are fed up with the frame rate tanking in games, they will turn it off. Game Patches and Driver updates will become highly anticipated as people look for the performance updates.

    Of course, that's only if the performance stays the same as now. Hopefully, it will be much better on release.
     
  11. melmac

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    Oh, I didn't realise your comment was about gimpworks. I thought you were just talking about the delay from the launch date of the cars until Ray Tracing is useable.

    IF it's in DX, then yeah, they will be able to use it. I know Vulkan has it.
     
  12. LoadsaMoney

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    Ahh cool, Vulkan works on Win 7 too. :p
     
  13. Mauller

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    it works on windows 7,8,8.1, but i hear it doesn't work as well as windows 10 since versions of WDDM older than 2.0 don't have pathways in them that are optimised for low abstraction API's. I hear it is also one of the reasons why Mantle in Frostbite had issues and needed weird workarounds at the expense of performance.
     
  14. LoadsaMoney

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  15. Mauller

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  16. LoadsaMoney

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  17. lnoton

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    I voted yes. Because it looks great and if these engineers say it's the future then who am I to argue. But I won't be paying the early adopter price tag.

    I may upgrade to a 1080ti in a month or so. Then in a few years take another look.
     
  18. melmac

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  19. ljt

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    While the Ray tracing is certainly a step in the right direction. I just can't see it taking off big style until it's also on consoles, and can be run without much trouble on more mainstream cards like the Nvidia *50 and *60 and AMD *70/*80 series.

    If the 2080Ti is only holding up, what is a main seller card like the 2060 going to do other than buckle into the single digit FPS region.
     
  20. EastCoastHandle

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    That's RTX for you