3DMark is one of the leading benchmarking tools out there and with the introduction of real-time ray tracing, the benchmarking tool will introduce ray tracing tech demo to see if your Nvidia RTX GPU along with the rest of your system can handle it.
3DMark has introduced two new tests in total one is the Ray Tracing tech demo while the other one is always-connected PCs and mobile platforms.
For those who don’t know, real-time ray tracing is a new reflection and shadows rendering technique introduced by Nvidia with its RTX GPUs including RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, and RTX 2070.
Users will be able to run the 3DMark ray tracing tech demo if they have a system that is compatible with DirectX Ray Tracing API which itself is being developed incorporation with Intel, AMD, and Nvidia.
The 3DMark Ray Tracing tech demo will be added to the benchmarking tool in Q4 2018 and will likely provide a reliable way to test out performance for GPUs capable of running ray tracing.
Speaking of RTX GPUs, these GPU has just launched and PC enthusiasts wasted no time overclocking these GPUs. One particular overclocker KINGPIN has not only overclocked the 2080 Ti to 2.4 GHz but also took the top spot in 3DMark benchmarks.
Not only that, the overclocker managed to push the GDDR6 memory to 17 Gbps which at stock features a clock speed of 14 Gbps. All of this was done with EVGA Precision X1 overclocking tool which comes with Nvidia OC Scanner.
For those who don’t know, the Nvidia OC Scanner is an automatic overclocking tool from Nvidia that automatically overclocks GPUs with results that Nvidia claims will be stable in 99% of the games.
Furthermore, the tool allows users to see what will be the highest clock speed they will achieve with a specific voltage. The Nvidia OC Scanner will be part of a number of overclocking utilities including the MSI Afterburner, ASUS GPU Tweak, EVGA Precision X1 and more.