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

We all know this system could easily run Crysis!

By: Anthony Garreffa from Mar 22, 2018 @ 3:37 CDT

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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