Nvidia Clarifies - RTX in games doesn't mean Ray Tracing

RTX can mean Ray Tracing support or AI support, perhaps both

Nvidia Clarifies - RTX in games doesn't mean Ray Tracing

Nvidia Clarifies - RTX in games doesn't just mean Ray Tracing

At their Geforce Gaming Celebration before Gamescom 2018, Nvidia announced that a total of 21 games would support Nvidia's RTX technologies, a feature that was almost exclusively marketed as Ray Tracing support at the show, with examples like Battlefield V, Metro Exodus, Atomic Heart and Assetto Corsa: Competizione all featuring support for real-time Ray Tracing. 

Now that the dust has settled a little, Nvidia has released a press release to confirm that RTX technology refers to both AI and Ray Tracing, which means that almost half of the "RTX Games" below will lack any support for Ray Tracing. In fact, more of the titles below support Nvidia's AI-driven DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) than real-time Ray Tracing, with 16 games supporting DLSS while 11 support Ray Traced elements.  

Below is a list of all the games below that will support Real-Time Ray Tracing;

- Assetto Corsa Competizione
- Atomic Heart
- Battlefield V
- Control
- Enlisted
- Justice
- JX3
- MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
- Metro Exodus
- ProjectDH
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Nvidia Clarifies - RTX in games doesn't mean Ray Tracing  

Nvidia's DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology is designed to render sharp images with smooth edges through the use of Turing's Tensor Cores. Nvidia's name for the technology suggests that it offers image quality improvements that are similar to supersampling.  

Below is a list of games that will support Nvidia DLSS; 

- Ark: Survival Evolved
- Atomic Heart
- Dauntless
- Final Fantasy XV
- Fractured Lands
- Hitman 2
- Islands of Nyne
- Justice
- JX3
- Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries
- Player Unknown's Battlegrounds
- Remnant: From the Ashes
- Serious Sam 4: PLanet Badass
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- The Forge Arena
- We Happy Few

Remember that RTX support in games does not guarantee support for Ray Tracing. RTX is a catch-all term for both Nvidia Ray Tracing and AI technologies, which means that RTX-enabled games need not feature Ray Tracing at all. 

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21-08-2018, 10:32:02


21-08-2018, 10:35:15

A bit misleading "Doesn't mean raytracing" I would have prefered "Doesn't just mean ray tracing".Quote

21-08-2018, 16:13:45

Well that's certainly dissapointingQuote

21-08-2018, 19:20:42

Yet it's called 'GeForce RTX' and they tried to ram RT down our throats. No mention of this during the million year keynote...Quote

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