HERE IS THE OFFICIAL POLL (Sorry, I needed to get attention since I failed to figure out how to do a poll in the original post).
Hey, I heard from 1 of the people that do HW reviews that AMD was considering implementing their very own Ray Tracing eXtensions and looking at what people think of RTX.
I got 5 votes in 23 hours at LQ so I’m trying to reach a larger audience by posting here. Please vote only on 1 site.
If the RTX GPU has Linux support and some games to play would you purchase a GPU with RTX or RTX like HW?
Bear in mind that AFAIK current Nvidia GPU’s do RTX by partially ray tracing the scene (shadows only), at a low resolution. Then use an AI to fill in the missing shadow pixels and finally use the AI (through DLSS), to blow the image way up to 1080p at an astounding ~30fps (in Shadow if the Tomb Raider) !!! Other (FLOSS) implementations appear to have better performance! http://brechpunkt.de/q2vkpt/
My intention is to give AMD some idea of what you guys think.
Some people who have replied thus far think RTX is marketing jargon and/or that this poll is intended to force a technology upon companies.
RTX is not jargon, it is a large portion of current Nvidia GPU’s die space. You pay for it.
As for forcing, that was never my intention. With AMD about ~1 month ago getting freesync support merged into their driver (leaving the only major thing left being Radeon Chill AFAIK), now is a time when we are considered relevant, at least by one company and have the chance to be included in the conversation!
I’m assuming that if you don’t know what RTX is that you want to do your own independent research, but for the lazy here are 2 excellent talks on the matter:
Feel free to comment also!
Note to voters: Most of the answers that are “no…” become “yes…” if/when Nvidia and AMD do fix the stated problem. And I have listed the common ones.
- Yes, if it’s in a different product so that I can buy it separately.
- Yes, if it’s in the same product so that I must buy it if I purchase a GPU.
- No, the cost would have to be 2x less.
- No, the cost would have to be 5x less.
- No, It’s just a hype.
- No, the performance is too low. It must be 10x faster to be worth it.
- No, the performance is too low. It must be 100x faster to be worth it.
- No, I don’t play games (Lier ).
- I’ll wait till all the bugs are worked out, then I’ll buy.