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    Interesting, I will be able to run Port Royal soon

    NVIDIA to Enable DXR Ray Tracing on GTX (10- and 16-series) GPUs in April Drivers Update



    NVIDIA to Enable DXR Ray Tracing on GTX (10- and 16-series) GPUs in April Drivers Update | TechPowerUp
    I hope that it works with SLI. I'd like to check it out at playable framerates.

    It's curious that they're enabling this on GTX cards though. I'm wondering if it's a sign that the 20xx series isn't selling as well as they'd hoped.
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    blackroseMD1 said: View Post
    I hope that it works with SLI. I'd like to check it out at playable framerates.

    It's curious that they're enabling this on GTX cards though. I'm wondering if it's a sign that the 20xx series isn't selling as well as they'd hoped.
    Nope, it's just a wise marketing idea.
    Let the GTX "holdouts" get a taste of ray tracing, and maybe they'll shell out the dough for a new RTX card.
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    Cliff S said: View Post
    Nope, it's just a wise marketing idea.
    Let the GTX "holdouts" get a taste of ray tracing, and maybe they'll shell out the dough for a new RTX card.
    Yep, pure marketing. Ray tracing has been possible a long time even on slower cards. This decision helps game developers adopt the technology faster and helps nVidia sell more RTX cards, because they perform better in RT than older models.
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    Quake II looks stunning with latest Ray Tracing update:

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    I have to say...I was tempted to grab a 2080 Ti and sell my 1080 Tis, and that was before the ray tracing announcement. Decided to upgrade my CPU and mobo instead. I'll probably stick with my current GPUs until at least the next gen, maybe the one after.

    That Quake II demo does look amazing though.
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    blackroseMD1 said: View Post
    I have to say...I was tempted to grab a 2080 Ti and sell my 1080 Tis, and that was before the ray tracing announcement. Decided to upgrade my CPU and mobo instead. I'll probably stick with my current GPUs until at least the next gen, maybe the one after.

    That Quake II demo does look amazing though.
    No point for you to upgrade to 2080Ti if you're already on a dual 1080Ti system. Those are still very powerful cards. Only a slight performance bump per card and added RT support is not worth the heavy price tag. When Intel and AMD also have discrete GPUs with real time ray tracing support, all teams including nVidia work together on a unified API and the price comes down or your current card's are way too slow, it's a good time to upgrade. Unless you want to be on TOP and money isn't an issue then you need 2 RTX Titans.
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    blackroseMD1 said: View Post
    I hope that it works with SLI. I'd like to check it out at playable framerates.

    It's curious that they're enabling this on GTX cards though. I'm wondering if it's a sign that the 20xx series isn't selling as well as they'd hoped.
    Hi,
    Plenty in stock just about everywhere survey says you're spot on

    Personally I'll pass I've already feed the two bests evga and nvidia way too much money in the past two years really 16 months = I'm done it make no sense to give either them more money.

    Have been keeping an eye on a 9940x though if the price drops a little might grab one
    The 9900x dropped about 70.00 to 930.00 so there might be hope for the 9940x to drop a little.
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    @ThrashZone I bet bad sales is one reason for adding Ray Tracing support for older cards, but then we also have that CryEngine demo with Ray Tracing reflections running quite smoothly on a Vega 56. nVidia HAD to do something in order to not look bad.
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    Hi,
    Then plopping dx12 to win-7 even microsoft going for the quick bucks or is it just a way to add upgrade popups in win-7 again

    RTX off if fps tank.
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    Hi,
    Seems pretty silly and a PR nightmare to activate a feature that will tank fps out of the blue that nobody activated them selves :/
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