Nvidia recently announced new high-end graphics cards with an RTX designation attached to the model numbers—that RTX indicates the card’s enhanced ray tracing abilities, which could bring a whole new level of realism to games. Here’s what you need to know about ray tracing and how it’s going to feature on the graphics cards of the future.
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Earlier this year, Nvidia unveiled a showcase of real-time ray-tracing using Phasma and some Stormtroopers from the Star Wars franchise. At their conference in Gamescom this year, they showcased the same ray-tracing demo - but instead of running off four Volta-powered GPUs, it was powered by a single Turing-powered GPU.
Remember how there was a huge uproar when it was revealed that Windows 10 had telemetry services that automatically sent information back to Microsoft on how users were interacting with the operating system? It seems that graphics card maker NVIDIA has now added telemetry into its latest drivers. If you don't want to be tracked by NVIDIA, here's a way to disable it.
Looking to upgrade your computer with a graphics card that can handle VR, or you're looking to build a PC on the cheap for gaming at 1080p with a bit of dabbling at 1440p resolutions? That's the crowd AMD is trying to hit with their new Radeon RX 480, and it manages to do so admirably.
But just like games, you'll want to make sure you get the best possible deal. So to help you out, here's a list of some of the cheapest RX 480s in the country.
Nvidia's GTC is a GPU conference that takes place in the heart of Silicon Valley. This year's keynote unveiled plenty of exciting new technology, particularly in the areas of virtual reality, deep learning and self-driving cars. Here are all the major announcements that professional developers and tech-loving consumers need to know about.