If you've been waiting to take advantage of the real-time ray tracing effects on your flashy new RTX graphics cards, good news: as of today games will be able to officially take advantage of them. Slightly less good news: only one game so far can actually do that.
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About a hundred or so journalists, YouTubers and other tech media had just sat through about three hours of dense presentations. It was the middle of the Nvidia Editor's Day, which was essentially a day where various Nvidia executives break down the architecture of their upcoming graphics cards in exhausting detail.
It was gruelling, particularly if you're not a polymath. But when the crowd broke up a little, and we wandered into an adjacent room to mess with some tech demos in person, a couple of Australians started chatting about some of the techniques that the general gaming populace would start to see in the coming months.
And there's one technique in particular that could have a particular impact.
We're all expecting NVIDIA's upcoming 20-series GPUs to be quick. The question is by how much, compared to the company's current offerings. Well, a couple of scores for the RTX 2080, leaked via 3DMark's online results database, has provided us with something of an answer.
Earlier this year, Nvidia unveiled a showcase of real-time ray-tracing using Phasma and some Stormtroopers from the Star Wars franchise. At their conference in Gamescom this year, they showcased the same ray-tracing demo - but instead of running off four Volta-powered GPUs, it was powered by a single Turing-powered GPU.
You probably don't remember the last time Hideo Kojima visited Australia. For some reason I do. He visited this strange, one-off games event in Perth.
Almost ten years ago.
But Kojima is coming. He is blessing us with his presence at RTX Sydney (the Rooster Teeth Expo) early next year. To celebrate, here is a supplied photograph of Hideo Kojima thoughtfully holding a globe.
Season 2, episode 2 of Static is here: We chat about how many of your Facebook friends are actually friends, why on Earth people line up for stuff (RTX, In-And-Out pop ups), the pros and cons of open plan offices, and you ask us -- what's the nerdiest way to ask someone out on a date?
We also chat to Stef Dawson, best known as Annie Cresta from The Hunger Games.