Updated: Mar 14, 2022
Gamescom is about to begin in Germany, and yet the most exciting news is already here. In an NVidia conference today, the company unveiled its new RTX series of graphics cards; specifically, the 2070, 2080 and 2080Ti.
Since the creation of 3D games, ray tracing has been and will continue to be the best way to render graphics realistically. Where current methods use a process called rasterization which, while fast, does not accurately represent lighting or shading very well. Ray Tracing is different. By working backward starting at where light reaches our eyes, Ray Tracing can accurately compute the path that ray of light takes, and record each object it hits. By tracing these individual rays, it can faithfully recreate reflections, subsurface scattering (such as when light hits water) and translucency better than ever before. The RTX series cards utilize this technology, and we are excited to see its impact on gaming, and hopefully make use of it in our own games in the future.