Far Cry 2 Ray Tracing Movie - Updated

A new Far Cry 2 video on German site PCGH is a clip from a presentation at the IDF showing off visual improvements that can be achieved when graphics are rendered via ray tracing rather than rasterization. The impression they walk away with is that "Intel seems to be confident that this will happen soon." Update: There seem to be real doubts that this footage actually demonstrates ray tracing.
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Apr 8, 2008, 23:53
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Well I speak German and the article does NOT say the images in this clip are ray-traced. It just confuses the issue because Intel was presenting their graphic card strategy for the future and it seems for their graphic strategy they want to leverage Intel CPUs cores on the graphics card. They are claiming on slide 8 that their gear can be used to help render non-real-time ray-tracing stuff (Autodesk) and the PCGH commentary says on that slide: a "few years from now" Intel will be able to do real-time ray-tracing. Why they showed Far Cry 2 (which is a traditional game for current hardware) is anybodies guess. They probably just wanted to warm up the audience with pretty pictures.

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