Shadow of the Tomb Raider RTX Performance Review - Ray Tracing and DLSS Analysed

4K Performance - Benchmark Results

Shadow of the Tomb Raider RTX Performance Review - Ray Tracing and DLSS Analysed

4K Performance - Benchmark Results

At 4K, raytraced shadows are a step too far for modern graphics hardware, at least when 60+ FPS framerates are targetted. While our RTX 2080 Ti averaged over 60FPS with Ray Traced Shadows set to Medium while DLSS is enabled, we must remember that Medium settings mostly relies on the game's standard shadows. 

At 4K, it becomes harder to distinguish between DLSS on and Off, with many aspects of render images appearing sharper while some others are a little less detailed. Regardless, the framerate boosts offered by DLSS are more than worth the changes in image quality. For the RTX 2060, this is almost enough to push the game above 40 30FPS at all times, and enough to drive the game at over 4K 60FPS at all time using the game's Highest Preset. 

If you crank up ray tracing on the RTX 2080 Ti to Ultra and enable DLSS, 30+ FPS framerates are possible in most of the game, but to be honest, we would prefer to play the game at lower settings and aim for a 60FPS target. It is ultimately player preference whether you want to play with better visuals and lower framerates or with higher framerates and lower-quality visuals.    
  

Shadow of the Tomb Raider RTX Performance Review - Ray Tracing and DLSS Analysed  

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21-03-2019, 15:54:12

ET3D
So this is Ray Traced Shadow of the Tomb Raider?Quote

21-03-2019, 16:08:43

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by ET3D View Post
So this is Ray Traced Shadow of the Tomb Raider?
ISeeWhatYouDidThereQuote

21-03-2019, 16:12:57

AlienALX
I can confirm, Lara's bottom looks just as good with DLSS on

Thanks for this dude. I love that slider thing, it's sweet !Quote

21-03-2019, 16:28:14

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
I can confirm, Lara's bottom looks just as good with DLSS on

Thanks for this dude. I love that slider thing, it's sweet !
Whenever I was putting the screenshots together I was wondering who would make a comment about Lara's bottom first.

Yeah, needed proper proof of how DLSS looks in this. You know what the internet is like. Most people will assume it is the same as in Metro Exodus ETC ETCQuote

21-03-2019, 16:32:46

NeverBackDown
DLSS looks pretty good. Not blurry!!

Ray tracing on the other hand imo makes it look either the same or worse. Not much improved and certainly not enough for the performance hit.Quote
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