Latest Ray Tracing News

This AMD Ryzen gaming PC with a GeForce RTX 3060 is available for $1,230
This AMD Ryzen gaming PC with a GeForce RTX 3060 is available for $1,230
A nice mid-range setup for 1080p and 1440p gaming with real-time ray tracing, and it's in stock (for now).
Even AMD's $999 RX 6900 XT can't cope with Cyberpunk 2077's new Radeon ray tracing mode
Even AMD's $999 RX 6900 XT can't cope with Cyberpunk 2077's new Radeon ray tracing mode
There's little to gain and much to lose from Cyberpunk's demanding ray tracing settings.
Observer: System Redux Adds Ray-Tracing Support on Xbox Series X/S and PC
Observer: System Redux Adds Ray-Tracing Support on Xbox Series X/S and PC
Other visual improvements, such as a dynamic resolution option, have also been added.
AMD graphics cards ready up for ray tracing in Cyberpunk 2077
AMD graphics cards ready up for ray tracing in Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077's upcoming patch will enable ray tracing on AMD RDNA 2 GPUs.
This Cyberpunk 2077 mod improves reflections without a performance hit
This Cyberpunk 2077 mod improves reflections without a performance hit
While you don't need the best graphics card in the world to meet Cyberpunk 2077's system requirements, you'll have to go without ray tracing or DLSS.
AMD's DLSS rival will hopefully be arriving later this year
AMD's DLSS rival will hopefully be arriving later this year
FidelityFX Super Resolution will be called FSR when it launches
Please Enjoy Breath Of The Wild In 8K (If You Can)
Please Enjoy Breath Of The Wild In 8K (If You Can)
A few years back I was marvelling at Breath of the Wild in 4K, now we are all free to admire the game running in 8K, and with some (shaded) ray tracing to boot. Read more...
Video: This Is What Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Looks Like Running At 8K With Ray Tracing Enabled
Video: This Is What Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Looks Like Running At 8K With Ray Tracing Enabled
You've got to see this! Ongoing rumours about Nintendo releasing a new Switch with 4K capabilities have got some people wondering what the company's current generation of games might look like on enhanced systems. While it seems unlikely that ray tracing will be showing up on Nintendo platforms any time soon, a YouTube channel known as Digital Dreams has gone to the extent of releasing footage of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild running at 8K with ray tracing enabled, improved lighting and more. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Getting closer to simulating the real world: Applying ray tracing in games
Getting closer to simulating the real world: Applying ray tracing in games
At Tencent Game Developers Conference, Yuan Xie explored the challenges of applying ray tracing and how to overcome them
Resident Evil Village Will Support AMD Ray Tracing, FidelityFX on PC
Resident Evil Village Will Support AMD Ray Tracing, FidelityFX on PC
Short video showcases the differences between non-ray traced and ray-traced environments.
Resident Evil Village is getting ray tracing support
Resident Evil Village is getting ray tracing support
But will it reflect the true 9ft 6in majesty of Lady Dimitrescu?
Random: Super Mario 64 Gets A Ray Tracing Makeover Thanks To Fan Mod
Random: Super Mario 64 Gets A Ray Tracing Makeover Thanks To Fan Mod
Fan support continues on. You may recall that before Super Mario 3D All-Stars was formally announced, Super Mario 64's source code was reverse engineered and released on PC.
It's 2021, And Super Mario 64 Now Has Ray Tracing
It's 2021, And Super Mario 64 Now Has Ray Tracing
You might think that marrying mid-90s textures to 21st-century lighting tricks would look hideous, but this video of the Super Mario 64 PC port is looking very nice. Read more...
Control Ultimate Edition's photo mode doubles up as a ray tracing benchmark
Control Ultimate Edition's photo mode doubles up as a ray tracing benchmark
Just when we thought that our coverage of Remedy's Control for next generation consoles was complete, we received a curve ball.
Metro Last Light: Redux and For The King free on the Epic Games Store
Metro Last Light: Redux and For The King free on the Epic Games Store
PC gaming has its benefits, including fast loading speeds, ray tracing, and higher graphical fidelity than even the newest consoles.
EPOS reveals how immersive game audio is all in your head
EPOS reveals how immersive game audio is all in your head
Gaming audio is often overshadowed by high-end graphics with innovations such as real-time ray tracing.
Hitman 3's Dubai floors are crying out for ray tracing on PC
Hitman 3's Dubai floors are crying out for ray tracing on PC
On reflection, this is going to be a stunning ray tracing game
Hitman 3 Developer is Working on Adding Ray-Tracing Support on Xbox Series X/S
Hitman 3 Developer is Working on Adding Ray-Tracing Support on Xbox Series X/S
There's no mention of whether the visual feature will also be added to the PS5 version of the stealth title.
New Atomic Heart trailer shows off ray tracing, BioShock-esque powers
New Atomic Heart trailer shows off ray tracing, BioShock-esque powers
Another trailer has released for Atomic Heart, but this time, there are not as many glimpses into the strange Soviet base.
STALKER 2 Features 4K and Ray Tracing Support
STALKER 2 Features 4K and Ray Tracing Support
STALKER 2 will come to Xbox Game Pass on day one, with both ray tracing and 4K resolution on Xbox Series X.
Control hits Xbox Game Pass for PC this week
Control hits Xbox Game Pass for PC this week
The ray tracing showcase is also a very good game.
Nod to Source 2 ray tracing support found in Artifact's game files of all places
Nod to Source 2 ray tracing support found in Artifact's game files of all places
Could two small references to ray tracing really signpost RTX support for more of Valve's games?
PC ray tracing deep dive: Radeon RX 6800 XT vs GeForce RTX 3080
PC ray tracing deep dive: Radeon RX 6800 XT vs GeForce RTX 3080
AMD's brand new RDNA 2 architecture has arrived for desktop PCs via the RX 6000 line of graphics cards - and it's an important release, bringing with it full hardware support for the DirectX 12 Ultimate feature set, including the DXR API.
I bought a $600 graphics card to play Quake 2 with ray tracing
I bought a $600 graphics card to play Quake 2 with ray tracing
Somehow a game from 1997 convinced me it was time to upgrade.
Control remains one of the best showcases for ray tracing
Control remains one of the best showcases for ray tracing
And even without ray tracing enabled, you'll need a pretty beefy graphics card for higher settings and resolutions.
Someone Added Realtime Ray Tracing to SNES Games
Someone Added Realtime Ray Tracing to SNES Games
Ray tracing is one of the most talked about next-gen features for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but one modder got it working on a Super Nintendo.
Control Ultimate Edition On PS5 And Series X/S Will Offer 60 FPS Performance Mode And Ray-Tracing
Control Ultimate Edition On PS5 And Series X/S Will Offer 60 FPS Performance Mode And Ray-Tracing
Remedy Entertainment has announced that Control Ultimate Edition on PS5 and Xbox Series X and S will arrive digitally on February 2, and launch as a physical version on March 2.
Control Comes To PS5 And Xbox Series X/S With Ray-Tracing In February
Control Comes To PS5 And Xbox Series X/S With Ray-Tracing In February
Remedy Games’ paranormal office thriller Control will come to next-gen consoles digitally on February 2, followed by a full retail release on March 2, the studio announced on Twitter this morning.
Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered: substantial enhancements vs PS4 Pro - plus ray tracing at 60fps
Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered: substantial enhancements vs PS4 Pro - plus ray tracing at 60fps
While Spider-Man: Miles Morales was a key launch title for PlayStation 5, the next-gen remaster of the webslinger's first outing is well worth checking out.
Random: Watch Out Next-Gen, Real-Time Ray Tracing Is Now On The SNES
Random: Watch Out Next-Gen, Real-Time Ray Tracing Is Now On The SNES
Well, with a little bit of extra help... Ray tracing is more than a buzzword, it's actually a big deal for next-generation gaming.
Modified Cartridge Gets Ray Tracing Working On A Super Nintendo
Modified Cartridge Gets Ray Tracing Working On A Super Nintendo
Ray tracing, currently the big thing in video game visuals, is a perk for those running bleeding edge hardware on PC or next-gen consoles.
Here’s ray tracing running in real time on a Super NES
Here’s ray tracing running in real time on a Super NES
Who needs an RTX 3090 when you can get ray tracing on a Super Nintendo? Well, okay, it's not quite that simple, but one enterprising developer has gotten ray tracing up and running on an actual, original SNES, using similar sorts of cartridge-based hardware boosts to those that were used to bring 3D graphics to the system in games like Star Fox. Console videogame cartridges, including those for the SNES and the NES before it, often made use of additional chips to expand the technical capabilities of the console.
Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing: what does it look like and how does it run?
Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing: what does it look like and how does it run?
Cyberpunk 2077 is without doubt one of the biggest ray tracing games that’s ever been released on PC, and it should come as no surprise that it’s also one of the most demanding.
Vulkan Ray Tracing support enables even AMD GPUs to run Quake II RTX
Track Your Games' FPS With These Apps
Track Your Games' FPS With These Apps
Cyberpunk 2077 is a beast of a game, and it’s going to crush your frame rates (FPS) if you want to experience it in all its ray tracing, high-resolution, gorgeous glory.
Performance RT mode is now available in Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered
Performance RT mode is now available in Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered
Insomniac Games has just deployed an update that adds Performance RT mode to Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered. Update 1.002's new mode offers an alternate version of the 60 frames per second (fps) Performance mode, and adds ray-tracing by adjusting "the scene resolution, reflection quality, and pedestrian density". It joins existing modes Fidelity, which offers ray-traced effects at 4K/30fps, and Performance, which focuses on 60fps at the cost of ray-tracing.
Cyberpunk 2077 GPU performance: AMD RX 6800 XT vs. Nvidia RTX 3080
Cyberpunk 2077 GPU performance: AMD RX 6800 XT vs. Nvidia RTX 3080
With ray tracing off the Radeon cards, how do AMD and Nvidia's latest flagship GPUs fare in the biggest game of the year?
See the incredible power of ray tracing with the best Minecraft RTX builds
See the incredible power of ray tracing with the best Minecraft RTX builds
The best example of ray tracing comes in the form of everyone's favourite blocky builder.
Godfall Update Reduces HDR Bloom and Overexposure on PS5
Godfall Update Reduces HDR Bloom and Overexposure on PS5
It also fixes issues with ray-tracing and crashes.
Insomniac's latest Spider-Man: Miles Morales update adds ray tracing at 60fps
Insomniac's latest Spider-Man: Miles Morales update adds ray tracing at 60fps
Spider-Man: Miles Morales players on PS5 will no longer face the tricky choice between 60fps fluidity and the aesthetic delights of ray tracing, thanks to a new patch from developer Insomniac that finally allows both together, albeit with some caveats. Insomniac's latest update - formally known as patch 1.007 - is available now and introduces a third PS5 graphics mode option to complement the existing (30fps with ray tracing enabled) Fidelity Mode and (no ray tracing at 60fps) Performance Mode; now, players can select Performance RT Mode, which ushers in the coveted blend of ray tracing at 60fps. For those wondering about the magic behind Insomniac's new Miles Morales update, Performance RT Mode's in-game description offers some clues, explaining that it delivers 60fps and ray tracing "by adjusting the scene resolution, reflection quality, and pedestrian density." Read more
Spider-Man: Miles Morales Updated With 60fps Ray Tracing Mode
Spider-Man: Miles Morales Updated With 60fps Ray Tracing Mode
A new update for Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales brings a new performance mode to the game capable of 60fps and ray tracing.
Minecraft for Windows 10 now officially supports ray-tracing
Minecraft for Windows 10 now officially supports ray-tracing
Managed to snag yourself one of those fancy new Nvidia 30-series cards? Looking for something to really put it through its paces? Well, lucky for you, graphical powerhouse Minecraft has finally taken its RTX ray-tracing support out of open beta.
Minecraft for Windows 10's official ray tracing update has left beta and is out now
Minecraft for Windows 10's official ray tracing update has left beta and is out now
Eight months after its initial beta launch, Mojang and Nvidia's free raytracing update for Minecraft's Windows 10 edition has officially launched for all players. You'll need an RTX-enabled graphics card (perhaps easier said than done) to take advantage of Minecraft's official ray tracing update, and those suitably equipped gain access to a special physically based rendering texture pack that, explains Mojang, "interplays with the ray-traced effects to further enhance the experience".
Minecraft with Ray Tracing on Windows 10 Launches Today
Minecraft with Ray Tracing on Windows 10 Launches Today
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Sunday Comics: Ray Tracing
Sunday Comics: Ray Tracing
Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics.
Where to buy an Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti in the UK and US
Where to buy an Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti in the UK and US
Nvidia’s new RTX 3060 Ti graphics card might have come out of the blue yesterday, but if you’re looking to get hold of one Nvidia’s newly announced ray tracing GPUs, you’re in the right place.
Dell's Black Friday weekend continues
Dell's Black Friday weekend continues
Dell is an absolutely solid brand in the world of PC gaming, with a huge range of high-spec gaming PCs, laptops and monitors for the discerning keyboard and mouse warrior. This year, Dell's Black Friday event does thrifty shoppers proud once again, with heavy discounts of up to 52% slashed off their Alienware range. Even though it isn't the cheapest name around, Dell's latest machines boast phenomenal power for churning out those sublime ray tracing effects and millions of polygons.
Build a breathtaking Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing PC with these Black Friday deals
Build a breathtaking Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing PC with these Black Friday deals
hasn’t been particularly kind on the old graphics card and CPU deals front this year, but with just two weeks to go until the launch of CD Projekt Red’s Keanu Reeves RPG Cyberpunk 2077 and not a single fresh sighting of new RTX 3070 or RTX 3080 cards anywhere to be seen, the window for […]
Watch Dogs: Legion - essentially identical on PS5 and Xbox Series X
Watch Dogs: Legion - essentially identical on PS5 and Xbox Series X
Featuring a beautifully rendered open world recreating one of the world's most iconic cities, while leaning heavily into hardware accelerated ray tracing, Watch Dogs: Legion is one of the most technically ambitious games for the current cross generation period.
Grab this powerful RTX 2060 laptop for less than £1,000
Grab this powerful RTX 2060 laptop for less than £1,000
Portable ray tracing that won't break the bank.
Far Cry 6 will get the AMD ray tracing treatment plus optimizations
Far Cry 6 will get the AMD ray tracing treatment plus optimizations
AMD just launched its lineup of RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6000 GPUs, but it also initiated its campaign to become a prominent force in the graphics market once again.
4A Games says it's
4A Games says it's "actively exploring multiplayer concepts" in the Metro universe
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Metro 2033's release, and developer 4A Games has celebrated the Occassion in a wide-ranging new blogpost touching on its future plans - including a new IP, a new multiplayer experience in the Metro universe, and a free next-gen update for Metro Exodus. The next-gen update will be available to owners of the existing Xbox One and PS4 digital and physical editions of Metro Exodus some time next year, and introduces significant enhancements on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, including ray tracing, faster frame rates, increased resolution, and reduced loading. Beyond Metro Exodus, 4A has re-confirmed that a new Metro game is in development for next-gen consoles and PC at the studio.
Mobile RTX 30 Series GPUs rumored to arrive in January
Mobile RTX 30 Series GPUs rumored to arrive in January
Nvidia’s RTX 30 Series brought accessibility to 4K gaming and ray tracing to desktop gamers and enthusiasts when it launched this past September.
AMD talks RDNA 2 ‘best practice’ as it showcases ray tracing in Far Cry 6
Hitman 3 on PC Will Add Ray-Tracing Support “Later in 2021”
Hitman 3 on PC Will Add Ray-Tracing Support “Later in 2021”
The game's PC version will receive the enhancement in a post-launch patch.
The Vulkan API now officially supports ray tracing, offering support for non-RTX GPUs
The Vulkan API now officially supports ray tracing, offering support for non-RTX GPUs
The prospect of in-game ray tracing continues to remain nothing more than a dream for most gamers.
Hitman 3 will benefit from 8+ core Intel CPUs & variable rate shading with ray tracing coming later
Hitman 3 will benefit from 8+ core Intel CPUs & variable rate shading with ray tracing coming later
Your PC might just be whining at the sight of this headline, because IO Interactive has some clear ambitions for its next installment in the Hitman franchise.
Cyberpunk 2077 Updated PC Specs Unveiled; Ray Tracing Requirements Shared
Cyberpunk 2077 Updated PC Specs Unveiled; Ray Tracing Requirements Shared
The post Cyberpunk 2077 Updated PC Specs Unveiled; Ray Tracing Requirements Shared appeared first on Fextralife. CD Projekt Red unveils requirements for ray tracing, and spec requirements to run high/ultra.
Cyberpunk 2077 Will Add Ray-Tracing Support on AMD Cards After Launch
Cyberpunk 2077 Will Add Ray-Tracing Support on AMD Cards After Launch
The developer intends to introduce the feature "as soon as we can."
Cyberpunk 2077 PC Specs Updated for Ray Tracing
Cyberpunk 2077 PC Specs Updated for Ray Tracing
CD Projekt Red released an updated Cyberpunk 2077 PC spec sheet to include the required components necessary for ray-tracing.
A new Cyberpunk 2077 tech demo shows just how impressive RTX can be
A new Cyberpunk 2077 tech demo shows just how impressive RTX can be
Ray tracing is something that Nvidia continues to market as the next great thing.
Cyberpunk 2077 gets new ray tracing trailer and updated PC requirements
Cyberpunk 2077 gets new ray tracing trailer and updated PC requirements
Earlier this week brought first footage of Cyberpunk 2077 running on consoles, and now there's new footage of developer CD Projekt's open-world RPG on running on PC with all the settings cranked right up, as seen on Nvidia's RTX 30-series GPUs - which means ray tracing all over the shop.
Cyberpunk 2077 details ray-tracing PC system requirements
Cyberpunk 2077 details ray-tracing PC system requirements
If you’re planning to visit Night City next month when Cyberpunk 2077 launches, take a gander at the updated PC system requirements so you know what you can expect it to look like when you arrive.
Godfall Brings Ray Tracing To PC To Those With AMD GPUs
Godfall Brings Ray Tracing To PC To Those With AMD GPUs
Those gaming on Nvidia will have to wait a bit longer.
Brace yourself for ray tracing in new games being AMD or Nvidia exclusive
Brace yourself for ray tracing in new games being AMD or Nvidia exclusive
Godfall is only supporting AMD ray tracing at launch, hinting at the next exclusive feature in the AMD vs.
AMD teases its RDNA 2 “Hangar 21” tech demo with ray tracing tech
AMD teases its RDNA 2 “Hangar 21” tech demo with ray tracing tech
We all like impressive graphics and smooth performance.
AMD teases 'mind-blowing' RDNA 2 ray tracing in its new tech demo
Cyberpunk 2077 Receives Brief New Gameplay in German TV Broadcast
Cyberpunk 2077 Receives Brief New Gameplay in German TV Broadcast
Ray-tracing, impressive environments and Johnny Silverhand are briefly showcased.
Watch Dogs: Legion - how does console ray tracing compare to Nvidia RTX?
Watch Dogs: Legion - how does console ray tracing compare to Nvidia RTX?
Hardware accelerated ray tracing is now firmly established in triple-A titles on PC and with the transition to next generation Xbox and PlayStation hardware, consoles can now join the party.
AMD targets 1440p ray tracing but DLSS alternative not ready until well into 2021
AMD targets 1440p ray tracing but DLSS alternative not ready until well into 2021
AMD's Rick Bergman says Xbox Series X and Sony PS5 will give AMD a ray tracing advantage on PC.
No, Cyberpunk 2077 PC Ray Tracing Isn't Exclusive to Nvidia Graphics Cards
No, Cyberpunk 2077 PC Ray Tracing Isn't Exclusive to Nvidia Graphics Cards
A spokesperson has clarified that ray tracing in Cyberpunk 2077 is not exclusive to Nvidia graphics cards.
Poll: Which Will Be Your Second Console - PS5 Or Xbox Series X?
Poll: Which Will Be Your Second Console - PS5 Or Xbox Series X?
Will it be "Wii-60" all over again? While we're firmly focused on the world of Nintendo here, we're not totally oblivious to events elsewhere in the industry – and this week sees the commencement of the next-gen war as both Sony and Microsoft prepare to launch their respective systems. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X promise to deliver 4K gaming, 60fps performance and fancy ray-tracing (though not all at the same time, in some cases), and pre-orders have already sold out all over the globe as keen gamers get themselves ready for yet another generational leap. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Forget Big Navi, AMD are aiming for ray tracing processors
Forget Big Navi, AMD are aiming for ray tracing processors
Today might be the launch of AMD’s new Ryzen 5000 CPUs (and you can read my Ryzen 5 5600X review and Ryzen 9 5900X review if you missed them earlier), but the company already have their sights set on what’s coming next, and that’s ray tracing capable processors.
This poker game has ray tracing (so the river should look amazing)
This poker game has ray tracing (so the river should look amazing)
Poker Club, coming this month, will support 4K and RTX.
Watch Dogs: Legion on Xbox Series S Targets a Dynamic 1080p Resolution
Watch Dogs: Legion on Xbox Series S Targets a Dynamic 1080p Resolution
Ubisoft also says "only experts will be able to spot differences" between ray-tracing on the consoles and on PC.
Watch Dogs Legion with ray tracing is almost unplayable without DLSS
Watch Dogs Legion with ray tracing is almost unplayable without DLSS
Watch Dogs Legion is one of this year’s big , utilising ray traced reflections to bring the wet, rainy streets of London to life.
AMD's DLSS alternative won't be ready to rival Nvidia until after launch
AMD's DLSS alternative won't be ready to rival Nvidia until after launch
The picture of Big Navi and its ray tracing potential is becoming clearer.
Latest Halo: MCC development update talks ray tracing, skins, crossplay, and more
Latest Halo: MCC development update talks ray tracing, skins, crossplay, and more
Halo: The Master Chief Collection continues to update and improve its features for those who enjoy classic Halo experiences.
New 3DMark DXR test pits AMD vs Nvidia in a pure ray tracing fight to the death
New 3DMark DXR test pits AMD vs Nvidia in a pure ray tracing fight to the death
The battleground where AMD RDNA 2 will charge at Nvidia Ampere has been chosen.
Demon’s Souls on PS5 Won’t Have Ray-Tracing
Demon’s Souls on PS5 Won’t Have Ray-Tracing
Bluepoint's David Gavin says implementing it would mean "leaving something out."
Aussie Gamers Are Locked Out Of Switch's Cloud-Based Future, It Seems
Aussie Gamers Are Locked Out Of Switch's Cloud-Based Future, It Seems
Down-beat down-under. Say what you will about cloud-based gaming, but the fact that we can play Control: Ultimate Edition on our Switch consoles with cool next-gen features like ray-tracing is something to be celebrated, and with more major games on the way, this approach could see the Switch's library expanded in interesting ways. However, not everybody is invited to this cloud-based party, it seems.
The Company Behind Control's Cloud Version Is Bringing More
The Company Behind Control's Cloud Version Is Bringing More "Major" Titles To Switch
Working with "numerous industry-leading game developers". Cloud tech firm Ubitus has stated that it plans to bring more "major" games to Switch following the launch of Remedy's Control: Ultimate Edition on Nintendo's console. Control is the first game title which Ubitus has simultaneously distributed to multiple markets around the globe using its cloud-based streaming platform, and allows Switch owners to experience next-gen visual effects such as ray-tracing in one of the most critically-acclaimed action titles of recent memory. Read the full article on nintendolife.com