Which Games Have Ray Tracing

Credit: Electronic Arts

Nvidia’s new RTX graphics cards are all about enabling a new rendering technique called ray-tracing. Here’s a quick list of games that support the feature.

How does ray-tracing work?

The short version is that ray-tracing allows for a more authentic depiction of lighting and shadows by rendering it in a more realistic way. Rather than try and achieve the illusion of realistic lighting, ray-tracing leverages the additional compute afforded by modern graphics cards to simply emulate it outright.

A quick video showing off what ray-tracing can do can be seen below:

Is Ray-Tracing the same as DLSS?

No. DLSS (also known as Deep Learning Super Sampling) is a technology enabled by the RTX Series unique Turing architecture and Tensor cores.

As put by Nvidia, “DLSS leverages a deep neural network to extract multidimensional features of the rendered scene and intelligently combine details from multiple frames to construct a high-quality final image.”

“DLSS uses fewer input samples than traditional techniques such as temporal anti-aliasing (TAA) while avoiding the algorithmic difficulties such techniques face with transparency and other complex scene elements.”

Essentially, the new GeForce RTX cards support both DLSS and Ray-Tracing but those two technologies are not the same thing.

Which games have ray-tracing?

Here’s a run-down of which currently-released games currently support Ray-Tracing:

Here’s a list of upcoming games that have been confirmed to support Ray-Tracing:

  • Justice

  • JX3

  • Project DH

  • Control

  • Enlisted

  • MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

  • Assetto Corsa Competizione

  • Atomic Heart

Credit: NVIDIA


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