With both Nvidia’s GeForce RTX Super series and AMDs Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards now on store shelves, the trickiest part for gamers is deciding which to go for. Nvidia’s RTX graphics cards typically command a bit of a price premium, but they’ve also got an ace up their sleeves in the form of real-time ray-tracing support.
Whether you want to stump up the extra cash for an RTX GPU probably comes down to how interested you are in the nascent ray-tracing technology. The catch here is ray-tracing comes with prohibitive performance costs, while you’re also paying through the nose for first-generation technology. Still, it offers a fascinating peek at where gaming visuals are headed next.
To help make your decision a little easier, here are all of the games which are so far confirmed to support either Nvidia RTX ray-tracing or DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling). In the case of those which support DXR (DirectX Ray-Tracing), they will look superior on Nvidia GeForce hardware.
Every game with confirmed GeForce RTX Ray-Tracing support
Assetto Corsa Competizione Atomic Heart Battlefield V Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Control Cyberpunk 2077 Deliver Us The Moon Doom Eternal Dragon Hound Online Dying Light 2 Enlisted Justice JX3 MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Metro: Exodus Minecraft RTX ProjectDH Quake II RTX Shadow of the Tomb Raider Stay in the Light Synced: Off Planet Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Watch Dogs Legion Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Every game with confirmed GeForce DLSS support
Anthem Ark: Survival Evolved Atomic Heart Battlefield V Darksiders III Dauntless Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna Fear the Wolves Final Fantasy 15 Fractured Lands Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Hitman 2 Islands of Nyne Justice JX3 KINETIK Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries Metro Exodus Monster Hunter World Outpost Zero Overkill’s The Walking Dead PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Remnant: From the Ashes SCUM Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass Shadow of the Tomb Raider Stormdivers The Forge Arena Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 We Happy Few
DLSS isn’t exactly a fantastic reason to go out and buy a GeForce RTX graphics card although it will certainly provide some performance enhancements. It’s the ray-tracing that us licking our lips at the prospect of picking up a GeForce RTX 2070 Super though. However, the list is still looking pretty threadbare.
Big upcoming games include Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, Control, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, and er, that’s about it. It’s difficult to gauge whether splashing the cash on an RTX graphics card specifically for the ray-tracing features is worth it, although hopefully this list goes some way to helping you decide.
Our Favorite Comments
“Well, I’ll be the black sheep here and say that so far I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen and experienced. Quake II RTX (it is actually pathtraced, rather than raytraced – which is impressive, pathtracing being a big step beyond raytracing) certainly left me with the biggest grin on my face playing at…”
“Where is crysis ?”