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Chazore said:
Ganoncrotch said:


So I just came across this on Nvidia's twitter:

And it doesn't make any sense at all. They haven't detailed what's going on, when this is coming out, which version of Minecraft this is even for. I'm not going to shell out for an RTX GPU, because as it currently stands, the cheapest one is pitiful in terms of performance, and the top range models still take a hit in performance with RT , as well as resolutions, and ofc the price tag is too high for my liking. I think I'll be sticking with my current shaders, because I don't need to wait what could be another year or more, and having to sell one of my kidneys.

While I haven't done any experiments with it myself, basic ray tracing was brought to many non-RTX cards in a driver update a few months back. I have an 8GB 1070 which can be acquired for $300-ish if you buy at the right time, and it looks like it is supported in this update.

But yeah, Minecraft is a strange game to offer this feature, but maybe because of it's low spec requirements, these effects could be achieved with a non-RTX card. No idea, really :P