Call of Duty: Modern Warfare RTX/Raytracing PC Analysis

Graphics Comparison - DXR/RTX On/Off

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare RTX/Raytracing PC Analysis

Graphics Comparison
  
Below we can see how DXR shadows can impact a scene that's dense in detail, and how DXR shadows add shadows to areas which were previously not covered by the game's stock non-DXR shadows. 

Looking at the weapon mounts, we can see that raytraced shadows make each shadow softer, and more physically accurate given the scene's lighting. We can also see that the canvas bags gain shading in some of its creases and folds, and the hanging chain of bullets gain shadows as we move further down. 


(DXR On VS DXR Off)
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Below we can see that raytraced shadows have the ability to make some major changes to scene lighting. Many new scene elements gain shadows, though we can imagine a lot of gamers being dissatisfied with the overall impact of DXR shadows given its performance cost. 



(DXR On VS DXR Off)
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Again we can see that DXR shadows have the ability to drastically change scene lighting. Below we can see that the shadows around the doorframe, around the medicine cabinet, on the bedding and all around the scene below has been impacted by RTX shadows. Now shadows are properly located, and the scene has lost some of its "gamey" appearances, thanks to more physically accurate illumination. 


(DXR On VS DXR Off)
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The images below are designed to show us that DXR shadows do not impact all scenes. Sunlight doesn't cast raytraced shadows in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. That would be too costly when it comes to framerate/performance. In outdoor scenes, especially during the day, enabling DXR raytracing has little to no graphical impact. Despite this, framerates still see a significant dip.   
 


(DXR On VS DXR Off)
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25-10-2019, 16:20:50

Dicehunter
That difference is absolutely tiny, Blurry shadows compared to sharp shadows, Nothing much to get excited about, Now if it had RT reflections, Materials like glass etc... yeah ok but RT shadows are immensely boring.Quote

25-10-2019, 17:14:13

WYP
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
That difference is absolutely tiny, Blurry shadows compared to sharp shadows, Nothing much to get excited about, Now if it had RT reflections, Materials like glass etc... yeah ok but RT shadows are immensely boring.
Yeah, shadows are boring, especially when a lot of people prefer sharp shadows. It's still a nice thing to have if you can spare the performance. Not as transformative as other games though.Quote
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