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    Nvidia driver 425.31 enables DXR on GeForce GTX 1060 and better

    And Nvidia has released a trio of snazzy new RTX showcase demos for you to try out.
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    Re: Nvidia driver 425.31 enables DXR on GeForce GTX 1060 and better

    Quote Originally Posted by hexus
    The best case is seen in the bottom row where the RTX 2080 RT cores are put to task, massively accelerating this rendering task.
    You appear to have missed the fact DLSS is turned on for the 2080 bottom row, so it's not a like for like (or resolution for resolution) comparison.

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    Re: Nvidia driver 425.31 enables DXR on GeForce GTX 1060 and better

    Honestly, if I'd bought an RTX card based on the ray tracing stuff right now, I'd be pissed. I know they provide better performance but they were making out this was exclusive, hardware dependent stuff. Now it turns out it really, really isn't.

    If I had a card that was providing acceptable performance and bought an RTX card for the ray tracing capability, I'd be pretty annoyed right now as I'd almost certainly have held off until it became more popular and to see what the competition provided.

    This has also come out very quickly after software based ray tracing was demonstrated on AMD cards so must have been in the works for a while, don't you think?

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    Re: Nvidia driver 425.31 enables DXR on GeForce GTX 1060 and better

    I have an RTX 2070 and don't really use rt. It's gonna kill these cards so what's the point?

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    Re: Nvidia driver 425.31 enables DXR on GeForce GTX 1060 and better

    The point of this is great marketing, Mr 1080Ti is going to go from having an elite early adopter card to not even being able to keep up with a 2060 in RTX titles, it is going to make said Mr. enthusiast get a glimpse, a taste if you like and then be hooked and want more. They are also probably hoping this will give devs a nudge to get higher adoption rates across the board.

    Say what you will but this is a power move and it's a gooden from a business perspective.

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    Re: Nvidia driver 425.31 enables DXR on GeForce GTX 1060 and better

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilCycle View Post
    Say what you will but this is a power move and it's a gooden from a business perspective.
    Certainly a well trodden path. "Your old card can't cope with all the tessellation that we got forced into the latest games? Perhaps this new card will help..."

    If you can't see your old card chugging, how do you know you need a new one?

    On a less sceptical note this seems a double edged sword. On the one hand getting RTX into more hands could help adoption, on the other hand if 80% of the cards out there aren't up to the task then we might get very watered down ray tracing that never needs the newer cards.

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    Re: Nvidia driver 425.31 enables DXR on GeForce GTX 1060 and better

    Coming soon, in 2020:

    Geforce cards with RTX2 and G-sync TWO support, for only double the price!

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    Re: Nvidia driver 425.31 enables DXR on GeForce GTX 1060 and better

    Navi better be decent or we are doomed

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