Graphic Cards, Now with Another Upgrade.

Minjun Kim, Staff Writer

Graphics — what are they? Casual activities like gaming or watching animations 

on your computer involve graphics that are created by the graphics 

card inside your computer. Because the card displays every detail of the image that is displayed on your screen, a graphics card is a very important component to a computer.

After Nvidia’s successful launch of the GeForce GTX 10 series, the GeForce RTX 20 series’ first graphics card, the RTX 2080, was first released on Sept. 20, 2018, and the rest of the series (2060, 2070, 2080 and the 2080ti) followed in the next few months. The prices of these graphics cards vary based on their performance from $55 (GT 1030) to $3000 (Titan Z).

An eye-catching new feature on the RTX series, the RTX ray tracing, brings real-time, cinematic-quality rendering to content creators and game developers.

“Ray tracing, which has long been used for non-real-time rendering, provides realistic lighting by simulating the physical behavior of light,” the developers’ website states. This feature lets you experience 3D animations from computers like a real-life picture.

Some of the most famous games like “Minecraft”, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare”, “Cyberpunk 2077” and “Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ have ray tracing capabilities. This technology will completely change the experience users get when playing the games that are supported. Standing out from the other games, “Minecraft” received the biggest spotlight because the famous block-based game looks very realistic, even without a separate resource pack. Many fans of the game were excited to experience the block-based game in a whole new way. Now with ray tracing, users will be able to experience video games realistically.