Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:37am 04/12/18 | 0 Comments
Late last week we posted out full review of the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, which we dubbed a "4K powerhouse". In our review though we only touched on the card's advanced features like real-time ray-tracing and DLSS AI-powered rendering - due to not many games supporting the technologies yet. Well, turns out that Battlefield V's DXR Ray-Tracing - currently the only title with this technology - is getting a significant boost.
With an update to both the GeForce Game Ready Driver and the game client, coinciding with the release of Battlefield V: Tides of War Chapter 1: Overture due tomorrow. The update promises gains of up to 50% in terms of ray-tracing performance, which NVIDIA breaks down as follows:
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti users will now be able to play at over 60 FPS at 2560x1440 with DXR Raytraced Reflections set to Ultra.
GeForce RTX 2080 users will be able to play at over 60 FPS at 2560x1440 with Medium DXR Raytraced Reflections.
GeForce RTX 2070 users will be able to play at over 60 FPS at 1920x1080 with Medium DXR Raytraced Reflections.
Here's a video showcasing the dramatic boost in performance.
Due to the performance hit found with the existing DXR effects turned on in Battlefield V, many were quick to write-off the technology as too-early or something that was a generation away from being playable. Now, a reaction like that is not unjustified - it's just premature.
It's worth remembering that with only one playable title, the DXR Windows 10 update still only weeks old, and NVIDIA's drivers still fresh - ray-tracing is something that will improve in the coming weeks and months. New titles will add DXR or DLSS features, and we'll get a better picture of the RTX line's groundbreaking technologies. NVIDIA also notes that further improvements to DXR are incoming.
"This is only the beginning and we will continue to work closely with EA and DICE to improve this new technology."
Stay tuned to AusGamers as we'll be using this update to bring you our full impressions of DXR in Battlefield V this week.