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Good News, Everyone!

Postby GladDog » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:14 pm

When Professor Farnsworth from Futurama says that, everyone starts shaking and backing up, while protecting their wallets.

When the 'Dog says it, hopefully it is good news!

Nvidia is changing their strategy for Ray Tracing. They are releasing a new set of drivers next month that will make a 6GB GTX1060 or better video card use quite a number of Ray Tracing protocols. Not all of them, but a lot of the shaders and reflections are going to look just like what a native Ray Tracing card will do.

Why, you may ask? Because AMD solved the Ray Tracing riddle. The things that Nvidia fixed were things that AMD got to work with their cards via a software update that was released a few days ago. So if you can get almost the full suite of Ray Tracing goodies using video cards that are considerably cheaper, what would you do? So Nvidia added these drivers for their price competitive cards.

So, yay! I now have Ray Tracing capable video cards installed on two systems.
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