Ray tracing articles
Even the Nvidia RTX 4090 struggles with Cyberpunk 2077's RT Overdrive mode
New Elden Ring patch introduces ray tracing and more
Half-Life mod adds real-time ray tracing to Valve's seminal first-person shooter
The iPhone 14 Pro almost supported ray tracing
Rockstar adds ray tracing to GTA 5, but it's almost too much
Path Tracing vs. Ray Tracing, Explained
#TBT Every few years it seems like there's an amazing new technology with the promise of making games look ever more realistic. We've had shaders, tessellation, shadow mapping, ray tracing – and now there's a new kid on the block: path tracing.
Modders discover Portal RTX files can make Half-Life 2 and some other games look stunning
WTF?! Modders are having a field day with Nvidia's RTX Remix tool, and they haven't even gotten their hands on it yet. Apparently, you can take the files that enable RTX Remix in the recent Portal remake and drop them into the .exe folder of other games to give them a less-than-flawless visual upgrade with no further modification. Copyright lawyers are already rolling over in their graves and they aren't even dead yet.
Portal RTX is out now: ray tracing, DLSS and Reflex in free DLC
GPU Architecture Deep Dive: AMD RDNA 3, Intel Arc Alchemist and Nvidia Ada Lovelace
Three vendors. Three new architectures. Three approaches to GPU design. Join us as we dive right into their semiconductor hearts and see how Ada Lovelace, Alchemist, and RDNA 3 contrast and compare.
Portal for RTX arrives as a free DLC on December 8
In brief: A remaster of Valve's 2007 puzzle-platform game Portal is nearly complete. Nvidia has announced that Portal with RTX will drop as a free DLC for all Portal owners on December 8. It's available to wish list now over on Steam if you want to set a reminder for yourself.
Control 2 is coming: Paranormal action-adventure is getting a sequel
Forward-looking: Control 2 is the sequel to the game that put the "paranormal" in the action-adventure genre three years ago. Previously known as Codename Heron, the new action-packed experience will eventually come to PC and consoles.
Halo Infinite to receive ray tracing with Season 3 in March
Quake 1 receives a ray tracing mod
Cool stuff: After Nvidia added ray tracing to Quake II, many wondered why no one brought the feature to its predecessor. A prolific modder has now released a conversion to fill that gap, while asking fans to wait a little longer for another highly-anticipated project.
A Look at the Possible Future of 3D Graphics: How More Real Than Real Can You Get?
With CPUs and GPUs continuing to get more powerful with each new generation, the push for ever more realistic graphics in blockbuster games shows no signs of slowing down. Today's best-looking titles already look stunning, so how much better can they possibly get? Join us as we take a look at what awaits us in the future of 3D graphics.