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When Quake II launched over two decades ago, nobody could have predicted that sometime in the future a company like NVIDIA would overhaul the graphics with real-time ray tracing technology, giving the game a luster that was unheard of at the time. But that is precisely what NVIDIA has done, at least in a demo that it showed off at GTC 2019. This is not the first time that Quake II has undergone a coat of ray traced sheen. Back in January of this year, a group of developers released what they called Quake II Pathtraced, or Q2VKPT, essentially a proof-of-concept mod that taps into NVIDIA's RTX technology for ray traced goodness. It was impressive, though not to be outdone, NVIDIA has kicked things... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave will be talking about Samsung's hot new SSD 970 EVO Plus solid state drive, Dell's sweet, refreshed XPS 13 laptop, some WD external storage goodness, the supposed Turing-based GeForce GTX 1660, and say what? Quake 2 Ray Traced? Show Notes: 09:05 - Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus Review: Optimized For Speed 21:12 - WD My Passport Wireless SSD Review: Network Storage On The Go 32:25 - Dell XPS 13 (9380) 2019 Review: So Close To Perfection 46:59 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Turing Branding Confirmed In Presentation Leak 49:52 - Alleged NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Turing GPU Benchmarks Leaked 56:14 - Quake 2 Gloriously Revitalized... Read more...
If you're of a certain age, then Quake 2 probably holds a special place in your heart. From its [at the time] state-of-the-art graphics, to its robust LAN multiplayer component, to its frequent use as a benchmark for graphics cards, Quake 2 built up quite the following. Quake 2 was released over two decades ago, but is now being given a modern makeover, courtesy of real-time ray tracing. A group of developers has released what they call QUAKE II PATHTRACED or Q2VKPT. It is being billed as a proof-of-concept exercise to show what can be accomplished in future games with fully-realized real-time ray tracing effects. And the good news is, you can play it right now on GeForce RTX cards. As you can... Read more...