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Hey, did you hear? NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX graphics cards can do ray tracing! Of course you've heard that, because real-time ray tracing has dominated the narrative. The big question mark, however, is the one that hangs over rasterization performance compared to the previous generation of Pascal cards. That will not be answered until the reviews are in, naturally. In the meantime, the leaks keep coming, and the latest one supposedly shows the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti scoring much higher than a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in 3DMark. Before we get to the numbers, let's talk about rasterization and ray tracing for a moment. Real-time ray tracing is the future, there's no doubt about that. The current implementation... Read more...
The fastest graphics cards at the moment all belong to NVIDIA. We're not saying AMD has nothing compelling to offer gamers, but when it comes to the best of the best (and 4K gaming), right now it is pretty much Pascal or bust. That will change once Vega arrives, which we anticipate will bring parity with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070 and higher solutions. While we're still waiting on Vega to arrive, an interesting entry on Futuremark's website may provide a glimpse of what's to come.There is a score uploaded to Futuremark's database for its 3DMark Time Spy benchmark that is listed as using a "Generic VGA" graphics card paired with an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X processor. That setup achieved an overall score... Read more...
There's been a lot of chatter about DirectX 12, the low-level graphics API built into Windows 10, and what effect it will have on PC gaming. Developers will more fully embrace DX12 as time goes on, but in the meantime, is your rig up to snuff? Futuremark will help you answer that question with Time Spy, a new DX12 benchmark test it added to 3DMark, which is now available on Steam. Source: Futuremark The new Time Spy test processes more objects, textures, and effects than any of 3DMark's other benchmarking tests, and by a large degree. That's because DX12 supports a host of new API features, things such as asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading. Time Spy sports a pure... Read more...
Futuremark is working on an update to its popular 3DMark benchmarking suite that will test the DirectX 12 capabilities of your gaming system. Called Time Spy, the new benchmark sports a "pure DirectX 12 engine" that was built  from scratch to support the new features of DX12, including asynchronous compute, explicit mulit-adapater, and of course multi-threading. In anticipation of the new benchmark, Futuremark released a teaser trailer that's just over a minute long. Futuremark says it provides a "glimpse of gaming's future while revisiting classic 3DMark scenes from the past" and challenges viewers to see how many of them they can spot. There's been a lot of hype surrounding the DX12, an... Read more...