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Nvidia are bringing DirectX ray tracing to GTX graphics cards, starting with the 6GB GTX 1060

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Yes, you read that correctly. Nvidia have announced they’re going to enable DirectX ray tracing (or DXR for short) on GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards, starting with the 6GB GTX 1060 next month. The update will come via a new Game Ready Driver expected sometime in April, and the hope is that it will finally give developers the shot in the arm they so desperately need in order to get more ray tracing-enabled games into our hungry, reflection-obsessed mitts – regardless of whether you have an RTX graphics card or not.

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Credit – Katharine Castle