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Here's a list of every game that's going to look amazing on the Nvidia RTX 2080 and 2080Ti

Now updated with even more ray-tracing and DLSS-confirmed games

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Last week, the first of three shiny new Nvidia Turing cards finally pitched up on shop shelves – the RTX 2080. You can head over to my Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 review to find out more on what I thought of the card as a general pixel pusher, but the long and short of it is that you’re probably not looking at much of a raw performance increase over the current Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti.

That’s probably not the most ringing endorsement you’ve ever seen – especially when the RTX 2080 is currently more expensive than the GTX 1080Ti – but the main attraction of Nvidia’s new RTX 2080 graphics card is something I haven’t actually been able to test yet. Namely, its nifty real-time ray-tracing reflection tech and its clever AI-driven bits and bobs like DLSS (deep learning super sampling), which you can also read more about by clicking that there Nvidia Turing link above. This may well turn the tables in the RTX 2080’s favour once said ray-tracing and DLSS games actually come out or are updated to support said nifty and clever features, but right now all we have is a list of confirmed games that will, at some point, receive ray-tracing and DLSS updates in the future – which thankfully has just got a bit longer and, more importantly, more specific about exactly which features they’ll be taking advantage of.

If you want to see Nvidia’s ray-tracing tech in action, the best demos remain the Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro Exodus and Battlefield V video reels shown off at this year’s Gamescom. They certainly look impressive, and their ability to produce accurate, overlapping shadows and reflections that bounce off every conceivable surface with the same level of fidelity you get by looking at something with your own real life eyeballs could be just the thing to distinguish the RTX cards from their GTX cousins – provided they don’t end up being a massive performance hog like my interview with Metro Exodus dev Ben Archard seemed to imply, that is.

DLSS, meanwhile, is all about using the card’s AI-driven Tensor Cores to help lighten the load when it comes to anti-aliasing and smoothing out all those jagged edges, allowing performance to sky-rocket in the process. In my books, this is arguably a lot more exciting than ray-tracing, as this is the thing that’s really going to give RTX owners the edge over their GTX rivals.

The problem is each game needs to have specific support for these features, so the appeal of the RTX cards will very much depend on whether your favourite games fall into that particular bracket. The good news is there’s a decent spread of massive, upcoming blockbusters and smaller indie titles. You can also bet your cotton socks that almost every major PC release will support Nvidia’s new RTX tech going forward, but it’s currently less certain how many developers will bother updating their back catalogue to take advantage of it. Here’s every game confirmed so far.

Ray-tracing RTX games:

DLSS games:

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Katharine Castle

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Katharine writes about all the bits that go inside your PC so you can carry on playing all those lovely games we like talking about so much. Very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests.

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