$60,000 worth of GPUs power Unreal Engine ray tracing demo

We all know this system could easily run Crysis!

@anthony256
Published Mar 22, 2018 3:37 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:52 AM CST

Epic Games had one of the best demonstrations of real-time ray tracing technology at this years Game Developers Conference, with a peek into their "Reflections" ray tracing demonstration.

The new real-time ray tracing demonstration runs inside of Epic Games' own Unreal Engine, and was powered by NVIDIA's incredible DGX station which packs four Tesla V100s and costs a huge $60,000. Remember that RTX, NVIDIA's real-time ray tracing technology, is exclusive to the Volta GPU architecture until NVIDIA releases their next-gen GPU, which should be unveiled next week at GTC 2018.

The Reflections demo uses next-gen experimental lighting and rendering techniques in Unreal Engine, with Epic Games working closely with NVIDIA and ILMxLAB. It looks absolutely out of this world, but with $60,000 worth of hardware behind it, you'd kind of expect it.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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