All this eye candy comes at a big cost though. The site notes the RTX version of Metro Exodus achieved a framerate of barely 40fps at 1080p, and that was on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Perhaps it's still a bit too early to judge, but it does seem like ray tracing won't become mainstream just yet as even the RTX cards aren't powerful enough yet. Is anyone going to buy a high-end video card to play games at Full HD resolution?
PCGamesHardware does note that the RTX-powered version of Metro Exodus running on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti was only pushing 40FPS at 1080p, but with real-time ray tracing effects on a card in 2018, that's impressive for how good it looks with RTX turned on. The site said (after Google Translate): "the entire scene also has a much more authentic effect due to the soft, realistic light transitions, subtle-realistic color transfers and their dynamics as well as the subtle illumination and shading of small details (Global lighting and ambient occlusion are basically closely related and fundamentally similar the respective counterpart of the other technique, which most likely makes the calculation of both effects together relatively efficient).Via: TweakTown