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Futuremark, the company behind the popular 3DMark and PCMark benchmarks that are widely used by reviewers (us included) and enthusiasts alike, has a released technology demo showcasing real-time raytracing effects. The demo is built around Microsoft's new DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API, which allows any graphics card supporting DirectX 12 to leverage raytracing techniques to "naturally and efficiently" fill in the gaps left by rasterization. Raytracing might very well be the future of graphics rendering in everyday applications, and in particular games, eventually replacing rasterization techniques completely. For that day to come, there needs to be significant advancements in hardware, as the... Read more...