DirectX 11 with Ray Tracing This Year?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by ray_gillespie, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Guys,

    What ramifications does this have for Geforce 9 graphics cards?

    I don't even understand what ray tracing means in terms of computer graphics - what are the benefits?

    Should I hold of my purchase of a £215 Geforce 9800GTX and get a cheaper model, before buying a DX11 card next year? Or should I get an ATi card - do they support ray tracing?
     
  2. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    well.. i have found this two links that explain things a bit

    but im not sure how soon this will really happen, seems like everything has to be new (gpu, directx, games)

    oh, and afaik, there aren't any current cards that support it

    one

    second
     
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    You can create wrappers to support it through software but since no current cards are dx11, you will not natively be able to support this directly through hardware.
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    April fools?
     
  5. falconguard

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    x-ray tracing...?
     
  6. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    well, its still march, isnt it?


    but now that i think bout it, it does seem pretty weird
     
  7. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Ray Tracing To Debut In DirectX 11 on Tech ARP is a report that turns out to be an April Fool, as it comes from Malaysia, where it is April 1, Year of the Rat already

    little rice eating gits :p
     
  8. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Lol - at least it never made the front page... Oops! :)
     
  9. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    technically it was 31st march here so meh :smoker:
     
  10. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Hehe the jokes on them - fools! :)
     
  11. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    hah.. damn timezones!
     
  12. Dark Atheist

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    not in this case :p