Can you see if ray tracing is on? (video)

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 15 2019 @ 10:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
In recent months, a lot has been written about ray tracing. Long considered to be the holy grail of video gaming, NVIDIA took the world by surprise by revealing the GeForce RTX, world's first line of video cards capable of real-time ray tracing.

Unfortunately, the launch was met with a lot of criticism. Many feel NVIDIA prematurely rolled out ray tracing as even the company's flagship cards struggle to churn out enough framerates to enable RTX at a 4K resolution. Furthermore, a lot of gamers wonder whether the visual improvement is worth the big performance impact.

Can you even see ray tracing? UFD Tech decided to do a blind test with four people to figure out if they can detect the various levels of ray tracing. The conclusion seems to be that you need to actively look for it to spot whether it's on.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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