This has been a big week for NVIDIA when it officially announced its GeForce RTX family on Monday promising to bring real-time beam tracking (and all the extra realism that comes as a result) to the next generation of video games. While we have talked a lot about the hardware that drives NVIDIA RTX real-time radiation, we want to give you a deeper look at what developers present when it comes to games.
In our GeForce RTX announcement article, we brought you pictures from Tomb Raider Battlefield V and Metro Exodus . Today, we have some live games from Gamescom 201
In Battlefield V recording above, you can see the ultra-realistic water effects, shadows and light effects of WWII shooting. Look at the way that light reflects from the abandoned car at the beginning of the clip and then ramp up immediately from there while you see an explosion that arises out of the light, lights the passenger side of the car.
As the demo evolves, you can see the developer turning the RTX effects on and off to show the strong difference in quality between how the game is rendered for non-GeForce RTX cards. A particularly impressive event takes place around. 3:45 when a German V-1 aircraft bomb makes a facial plant in the ground that triggers a massive explosion. The buildings that stretch the street illuminate in an orange-red glow that not only reflects the windows, but also the brick structure. The entire scene darkens when the area is filled with black smoke. It is a fairly convincing visual effect in this case.
Although we do not know how the frames per second this movie ran on, it seemed relatively fluid to our eyes. Battlefield V Open beta goes live on September 6th th and the game is set to launch October 11th th .
As an additional treatment, We could also get an early glimpse of MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries who also uses NVIDIA RTX with amazing results. The interaction between the lighting and the shadows is simply shocking on both the interior surfaces and the drawing models. The MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries presentation was almost not as long as what we saw with Battlefield V but we were still impressed by the little we were able to lay our eyes on.
So far, NVIDIA has announced the following GeForce RTX series graphics cards for enthusiasts:
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: 4352 CUDA Kernels, 1545MHz Boost Clock, 11GB GDDR6
- GeForce RTX 2080: 2944 CUDA core, 1710MHz boost clock, 8GB GDDR6
- GeForce RTX 2070: 2304 CUDA cores, 1620MHz boost clock, 8GB GDDR6
OEM versions of GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti will be priced from $ 499 , $ 699 and $ 999. But NVIDIA will also create its own Founders Editions of each with higher boost watches priced at $ 599, $ 799 and $ 1,199 respectively.