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Opinion: Next Gen Console Lockhart, Anaconda and PS5 will be built to do Hardware Ray Tracing

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I decided to change the thread from it's original post since we did get confirmation that the PS5 will have ray tracing support.  There has been no confirmation from MS that their next gen console will also feature support for ray tracing but there is a rumor out there that it does has support but nothing concrete whether it will be hardware or just API software support.  Either way, I believe next gen consoles need to feature ray tracing and hopefully have some hardware capability to make it a reality with decent performance.

This is purely opinion and just peeping into the future but I believe that MS will target their next gen console which is rumored to be called Scarlett capable of doing real time ray tracing.  MS made this pitched a while back when they added ray tracing to DX12.  If there is any graphical feature that would separate the current consoles today and the new tech of tomorrow, real time ray tracing is probably it.  Its a visual feature that immediately noticeable.  What I expect is that MS and AMD to provide full hardware support for ray tracing with their next GPU/CPU combination.  There could even be a co processor in the mix just in case MS really want to get serious.  The article below describe a new CPU processor design I believe geared toward ray tracing demands.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/18/microsoft_e2_edge_windows_10/

 

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/directx/2018/03/19/announcing-microsoft-directx-raytracing/ 

Last edited by Machiavellian - on 26 April 2019

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Machiavellian said:

 I believe that MS will target their next gen console which is rumored to be called Scarlett capable of doing real time ray tracing. 

Yep thats a flop tactic......

It takes so much hardware power to do it, that focusing on it at this point will likely just be wasted/mis-used resources.
OR end up with a overpriced console.

 

MS does that and the Xbox Two starts out the gate as a flop.
Sounds like a good way to lose next gen.



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Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249

Rasterization is so good and efficient that I don't see raytracing in real time in the next ten years in any AAA game.

 

Actual link: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/directx/2018/03/19/announcing-microsoft-directx-raytracing/



DX12 raytracing is software

so far amd did not announce hardware raytracing. am not sure if nvidia is hardware anyway.



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Soooo, a more appropriate thread title may be: Opinion - MS Next Gen Console Scarlette will be built to do Hardware Ray Tracing.



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COKTOE said:
Soooo, a more appropriate thread title may be: Opinion - MS Next Gen Console Scarlette will be built to do Hardware Ray Tracing.

He probably should put "Opinion" in the title.
Current title is abit clickbait ish, it makes it sound like its a official fact, from a statement by MS or such.



Number of days to reach 50M from 40M : 198 days
Number of days to reach 60M from 50M : 187 days
Number of days to reach 70M from 60M : 175 days
Number of days to reach 80M from 70M : 227 days

Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249

The two articles I linked to first shows that using ray tracing to enhance current games is more in line then full ray tracing on a scene.  The second link I provided is a custom CPU that MS has co developed with Also for the person that said DX12 implementation is software, actually its hardware implementation but there is nothing currently accelerating the implementation besides the new chip that Nvidia is coming out with Qualcomm that seems to be geared towards the CPU intensive nature of Ray Tracing.  These would be custom chips and pretty cheap.  

Last edited by Machiavellian - on 20 June 2018

Machiavellian said:

How do you change the title.  Choosing edit does not give you that option

A Mod can do it for you. I always suggest bothering CGI. :)



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I found it.  There is an edit thread at the top right corner at the beginning of the post.  I believe this is new along with the subscribe link.