DirectX 11 with Ray Tracing This Year?

ray_gillespie

OSNN Veteran Addict
Political Access
Joined
21 Mar 2002
Messages
1,693
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?
 

epk

OSNN Veteran Addict
Political Access
Joined
22 Oct 2006
Messages
1,240
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
 

Sazar

Rest In Peace
Joined
12 Apr 2002
Messages
14,905
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.
 

epk

OSNN Veteran Addict
Political Access
Joined
22 Oct 2006
Messages
1,240
well, its still march, isnt it?


but now that i think bout it, it does seem pretty weird
 

Dark Atheist

OSNN Veteran Addict
Political Access
Joined
8 Apr 2003
Messages
6,376
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
 

ray_gillespie

OSNN Veteran Addict
Political Access
Joined
21 Mar 2002
Messages
1,693
Lol - at least it never made the front page... Oops! :)
 

Dark Atheist

OSNN Veteran Addict
Political Access
Joined
8 Apr 2003
Messages
6,376
technically it was 31st march here so meh :smoker:
 

epk

OSNN Veteran Addict
Political Access
Joined
22 Oct 2006
Messages
1,240
hah.. damn timezones!
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

hello peeps... is been some time since i last came here.
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.
Terrahertz wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Yo fellas!
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Where are you buddy?
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey EP! All good with me, applying for Microsoft MVP right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by coming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier!

Forum statistics

Threads
61,999
Messages
673,426
Members
5,593
Latest member
moussa021