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First steps towards raytracing in Radeon 4800

Submitted by: Arcanox @ 08:28 AM | Monday, June 30, 2008 | (url: http://www.tomsha...)

ATI has started taking the first steps of implementing a legitimate realtime raytracing pipeline into the next generations of their video cards. While their applications currently don't extend to games, this technology represents the biggest video game graphics innovation since introduction of the normal map.

San Francisco (CA) - It appears that the buzz about 3D graphics has been focused on a feature that is not even integrated in todays games - ray-tracing. Intel is beating the RT drum for its upcoming cGPU, which is still 18 months away. But it appears that Intel may be defeated in its own game, as AMDs graphics chips are supporting a 100% ray-traced pipeline, TG Daily learned.

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