CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 12, 2019, 15:37:Beamer wrote on Jun 12, 2019, 14:17:
I wouldn't be surprised if the ray tracing gains on the next-gen cards are at least 30%-40%. Overall it wouldn't be that much faster, but could see it being so at ray tracing. Doesn't mean 30%-40% more frames, though, since right now most games only use some ray tracing.
Well, the performance jump from GTX 1080Ti to RTX 2080Ti w/o RT was already an impressive 30% to 40% on average.
The GTX 1080Ti to RTX 2080Ti was a mini node shrink from 16nm to 12nm which many people were saying was more like a 16nm+ process rather than a real shrink.
The RTX 3080Ti GPU will be receiving a real shrink treatment based on a 7nm(+) EUV-enhanced Samsung or TSMC process. Coupled with nVidia's Turing experiences so far and their optimizations on the architectural level as well as the RTX backend + drivers, we could be looking at a considerably higher performance leap in ray-tracing going forward.
It will most likely get a really nice bump next gen. That's almost inevitable.
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 24, 2019, 09:32:Bludd wrote on Feb 23, 2019, 12:06:yoinks
Don't bury the lead:
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Answer ID 4772
Updated 02/22/2019 09:17 AM
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Thanks for bringing up something that is actually important.
Creston wrote on Jan 5, 2019, 13:10:Blackhawk wrote on Jan 5, 2019, 10:50:
Third person shooters push the character further and further to the side of the screen every year. By 2022 games will require a second monitor just to show you the character model.
Haha, I didn't even notice that, but yeah, it is pretty dang far to the side. I'm not sure that I mind it, though. Third person shooter where the camera is right behind you means you can never see where you're going (aka the RDR2 On Your Horse syndrome. The amount of times I crash into shit because it was literally hidden behind Arthur's lumpen frame must be reaching triple digits now) so I think this is a pretty decent trade-off.
Nucas wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 14:33:Wraith wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 14:06:
The used game market is theft, pure and simple. The problem is, most people are too stupid to understand this.
how do you feel about libraries
Real money micro-transactions=We have come to realize that providing this choice risked undermining the heart of our game. It allows you to miss out on the awesome player stories you would have otherwise created, and it compromises those same stories even if you don’t buy anything. Simply being aware that they are available for purchase reduces the immersion in the world and takes away from the challenge of building your personal army and your fortresses.