Items tagged with quake ii rtx

Virtual assassins will be pleased to know that Hitman 3 is now available, and if you plan to play on PC, it is available exclusive in the Epic Games Store. The latest entry wraps up the World of Assassination trilogy. And if you happen to be gaming on a Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card, AMD's latest GPU driver promises a big performance boost. According to the release notes, the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.1.1 driver release (what a mouthful) provides up to a 10 percent performance gain in Hitman 3, when playing at a 4K resolution with the visual quality settings configured to Ultra. That is a significant jump. It's not clear what kinds of gains can be had on other Radeon SKUs, but... Read more...
Some say you can’t improve on a classic, but those people have not seen the latest NVIDIA Quake II RTX updates. NVIDIA just released their Quake II RTX version 1.2 which includes improved textures and reflections. They also released a new Game Ready Driver for Halo: Reach.  Quake II RTX version 1.2 features over 400 updated textures. The water in the game is now more realistic includes underwater god rays. There are also no recursive reflections on surfaces like mirrors, better reflections, refractions and god rays through glass, and other general improvements. Real-time ray-traced graphics are even shown on displays like security monitors to make the whole experience more immersive. ... Read more...
NVIDIA has a game studio with the sole task of bringing ray tracing effects to old titles to spruce up their looks. Confirmation of plans to ray trace additional classic game comes from a job listing that the company posted looking for someone to join its NVIDIA Lightspeed Studios team. As for what the name of the game the person who lands the job in the listing will be working on, NVIDIA is mum. All the listing says of the game is that it is a title "you know and love, but we can't talk about it here." NVIDIA has shown off Quake II RTX, but the job listing was posted after that game launched, so the listing isn't for someone to work on that game. Scuttlebutt suggests that the game NVIDIA is... Read more...
We've been hearing quite a bit about NVIDIA's Quake II RTX remake over the past few months, and now it's finally available for download. As its name implies, Quake II RTX is meant to showcase the hardware capabilities of NVIDIA's current generation GeForce RTX Turing family of gaming graphics cards. The GeForce RTX cards are able to tackle real-time ray tracing thanks to their dedicated hardware RT and Tensor cores, and also support Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). All of that processing power is put to good use in Quake II RTX, which NVIDIA says is the world's first game that is fully path-traced, which means that lighting effects like shadows, reflections, and refractions... Read more...