Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer
Nope, that's just what people are saying because AMD doesn't have hardware to support it. It shocks me to see AMD hasn't released hardware to support a new DirectX 12 API(DxR) yet. When they released the world's first DirectX 11 cards that sucked at Tessellation everyone was bragging about buying it.
haha you're crazy. People are not "just saying" that. You would have to be living under a rock to be unaware of the performance issues with RTX, and seeing as you post news like 5 times a day I know you are aware so don't ignore the truth just to play favorites.
And I'm not defending AMD. They're dropping the ball on GPUs and Nvidia is taking advantage of it and charging almost double what they should be. It's perfectly rational to decide you don't want to pay an unprecedented premium for a new tech that barely works well enough to use for it's intended purposes. It's actually by far the smart move. For someone who prefers to game in 4K like me, there isn't even an option to get smooth performance in 4K with RT right now despite the insane cost. A 2080Ti can only barely do it in some titles at best, and that just doesn't cut it.
And sure RTX support is growing, but very slowly. There are still very few games that support it without mods and as you may have noticed, this Minecraft update doesn't have a release date yet.
Everyone knows it's not smart to buy the first gen of a new tech like RTX. When it matures it will be great, but we aren't there yet and to suggest otherwise is blatantly foolish.
Back to the topic at hand though; this has actually got me a little excited. People forget you can do ray tracing on 10 series GPUs, just not as well. This form of ray tracing looks pretty scaled back which makes sense for Minecraft. We dont need high res shadows for this game, but shadows that actually lined up with the sun would be great. Modding Minecraft is a chore since it updates so often so having official support for something like this would be pretty cool, and looking at how basic it looks for RT, I bet it will run fine on 10 series cards.