This impressive Unreal Engine ray tracing demo runs on a single RTX 2080Ti

Ray tracing support will be available in Unreal Engine 4.22—a preview version of which is available now—and to show off what can be done, Epic asked Swedish studios Goodbye Kansas and Deep Forest Films to produce a demo. 

The demo was rendered in realtime on a single RTX 2080Ti during Epic's GDC 2019 keynote. Not a cheap card, for sure, but still an impressive preview of the graphical fidelity that will be mainstream within the next decade. Check out the video above.

Tyler Wilde
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Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.