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    Cool OT: POLL Do you want RTX? Cross-website-post.

    Hello,I heard from 1 of the people that do HW reviews that AMD was considering
    implementing their very own RTX and looking at what people think of RTX.
    I created a poll on LQ:
    https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest....php?p=5962219
    and in the past 23 hours have gotten 5 votes!
    I am posting to this forum and several other places in hopes of
    getting a better turnout.
    Thanks for you vote.
    Please comment on the actual LQ poll page not this forum post.
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: OT: POLL Do you want RTX? Cross-website-post.

    Not a request for technical help. It will be moved to the 'Community and Fun' subforum.
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    Default Re: OT: POLL Do you want RTX? Cross-website-post.

    Moved from 'Hardware' forum and open for posting again.
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    Default Re: OT: POLL Do you want RTX? Cross-website-post.

    I'm sure NVidia’s RTX 20** line of cards are number-crunching monsters when used with CUDA or OpenCL.
    The realtime-raytracing support is interesting, but I don’t need it for the kind of games I play.
    Also, compared to my silent and PCI-powered GTX 1050, those new cards can get awfully hot and noisy.
    A whole ’nother thing: the price tag. Ouch!

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    Cool Re: OT: POLL Do you want RTX? Cross-website-post.

    Thanks for your thoughts unix11.

    It was brought to my attention that some people think that RTX in marketing jargon and/or that my poll is an attempt at forcing a technology upon companies.
    Ray Tracing eXtensions is not jargon. It is a large portion of Nvidia's GPU's die space. You pay for it whether or not you use it.
    As for forcing, that was *never* my intent. Nvidia has things, like physX and hairworks that AMD does not. Likewise the reverse is true for things like Vega's HBM being used as a last level cache.

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    Default Re: OT: POLL Do you want RTX? Cross-website-post.

    I only upgrade when my GPU is no longer supported.

    My AMD GPU is 12 years old and more than enough and it does not need a cooling fan.
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    Default Re: OT: POLL Do you want RTX? Cross-website-post.

    Quote Originally Posted by larryr View Post
    I only upgrade when my GPU is no longer supported.

    My AMD GPU is 12 years old and more than enough and it does not need a cooling fan.
    Gee, I sent my poll to the wrong audience.

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    Default Re: OT: POLL Do you want RTX? Cross-website-post.

    It was brought to my attention that other (FLOSS) implementations appear to have better performance http://brechpunkt.de/q2vkpt/ than Shadow of the Tomb Raider!

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    Default Re: OT: POLL Do you want RTX? Cross-website-post.

    The poll should end tonight (in about 6 and 1/2 hours).
    If you did not vote yet you still have a chance.

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