Hello everyone, many of the modern graphic cards come with the Ray Tracing support. Not all modern graphic cards are equipped with this feature but the most recent nVidia RTX series have this feature. How do we know that our graphic card has Ray Tracing feature?
What is Ray Tracing?
As mentioned in TechRadar, Ray tracing is a rendering technique that can produce incredibly realistic lighting effects. Essentially, an algorithm can trace the path of light and then simulate the way that the light interacts with the virtual objects it ultimately hits in the computer-generated world.
When the ray tracing is ON, the supported games will have better lighting effects. The most obvious effects are the nicer shadow as well as reflections. Even though not all games can benefit from this ray tracing feature but it is good to have a graphic card that has it. The game development in the future will mostly consider adding higher and better graphic quality that requires ray tracing.
Which Games That Support Ray Tracing
There are only few of AAA games that have ray tracing support. Here are some games that have ray tracing support
- Call of Duty Modern Warfare
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Battlefield V
- Metro Exodus
- and some others.
Graphic Cards that Supports Ray Tracing
Most Nvidia RTX graphic cards support Ray Tracing technology. But, not all Nvidia RTX cards have this feature. Here are some of the Nvidia Ray Tracing Support Graphic Cards
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 3xxx series (such as RTX 3070, RTX 3090)
- And some more
How to Check if Your Graphic Card Supports Ray Tracing
There is an easy way to know that your graphic card supports the ray tracing technology. In Windows, you can download and install TechPowerUp GPU-Z application. This tiny software will tell you what features your current graphic card have.
From the GPU-Z window, you will see which features are enabled for your graphic card, including the Ray Tracing, PhysX and so on.