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    QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    Are you eager to get a taste of real-time ray tracing, or are you inclined to wait and see?
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    Re: QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    You ask such things on a forum like this?

    Yes, of course my GPU must support RTX, along with 64k resolution and 8,000fps at a million Hz on a 50" display, with all the (optional) RGB decorations you could want... silly question.

    But... The important part is that RTX, and whatever hyper-bole I just typed, is implemented properly.
    At the moment, everything in RTX games is shiny as heck, to show it off and prove it's RTXed. It's like 3D where everything is in Comin' At Ya full on, in-your-face 3D, presumably so you feel you're getting your money's worth.

    Once it's grown up, moved out, gotten a girlfriend and maybe settled down to being a quiet background effect, then it will be of real interest... and possibly even affordable.
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    Re: QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    You ask such things on a forum like this?

    Yes, of course my GPU must support RTX, along with 64k resolution and 8,000fps at a million Hz on a 50" display, with all the (optional) RGB decorations you could want... silly question.

    But... The important part is that RTX, and whatever hyper-bole I just typed, is implemented properly.
    At the moment, everything in RTX games is shiny as heck, to show it off and prove it's RTXed. It's like 3D where everything is in Comin' At Ya full on, in-your-face 3D, presumably so you feel you're getting your money's worth.

    Once it's grown up, moved out, gotten a girlfriend and maybe settled down to being a quiet background effect, then it will be of real interest... and possibly even affordable.
    It's not lived till it gets it's girlfriend pregnant, has to decide if marriage is the right option and then be skint....
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    Re: QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    No. I'm not interested in ray tracing but if I get a GPU that supports it, I'm okay with it. I'd rather have raw performance to drive my high refresh rate monitor.

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    Re: QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    Not from Nvidia at those prices

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    Re: QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    No. The majority of people wanted to be able to push higher framerates for VR and 4K gaming and Nvidia delivered reflections and a slight performance gain for twice the price of the previous gen cards.

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    Re: QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    I wasn't interested in it originally, but upgraded from a 970 to a 2080ti. Shadow of the the tomb raider and others sure look pretty with the rtx features on. Sure they're not the be all and end all, but it does make a difference in the right game.
    Not worth the performance / price penalty maybe, but that's the way of new tech. Hopefully performance will get better with better software / driver support.

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    Re: QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSWiS View Post
    No. I'm not interested in ray tracing but if I get a GPU that supports it, I'm okay with it. I'd rather have raw performance to drive my high refresh rate monitor.

    Exactly this.

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    Re: QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    No...

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    Re: QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    Not at the moment. Maybe in a couple of years time when the tech has matured a bit and is available at an affordable price.
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    Re: QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    My current one already does, and looking at the fact that the next generation of consoles will support it also means more and more developers are going to run with it to make their lives easier. Anyone who thinks their next GPU doesn't need ray tracing are going to be changing their minds in the next year or so. No matter how much you argue it isn't needed, we are getting it and you are going to need hardware to support it.

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    Re: QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    Well by the time I next upgrade I imagine the card will support Ray Tracing. It may even support something else by the time I get around to it.
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    Re: QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    For me it's one of those things that the higher the resolution the less impact the setting makes. The fidelity increase that a resolution bump gives tends to trump most fancy things.

    But even if it wasn't, I just don't see it as anything worthwhile. It's really not all that impressive, especially when you factor in the cost, both financial and graphical.

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    Re: QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    yes as long as it supports 4k60.

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    Re: QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    I'm playing games less and less as I get older and upgraded only last year. If I am still playing games in 3 or 4 years time, I expect the new card will support ray tracing and some other feature will be new and expensive.

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    Re: QOTW: Does your next GPU need to support ray tracing?

    Yes, I want RTX. Just because the computational power isn't there right now doesn't mean that RTX isn't the future. We only need a performance increase of 4x for 4k so it'll be 2-3 generations for the top end card and 3-4 for the mid-range card. And 1080p should be RTX heaven in the next generation.

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