Is RTX a Total Waste of Money??

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With real-time raytracing availability almost reaching 3 years of time, people starting to actually ask if they should "future proof" for RTX. But can you tell if RTX is even on?

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  • Angelo Solares
    Angelo Solares2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    "Is RTX a Total Waste of Money??" No, it's a total waste of kidneys.

  • Christoph Schoppe
    Christoph Schoppe3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Its kind of unfair though because those games often only feature a specific part of the "ray tracing suite" and people probably didn't always look in the right areas of the frame. But that's NVidia, again, trying to trick casual consumers into thinking that rtx=rtx like how they don't make a difference between laptop gpus and dekstop gpus anymore.

  • GuruTheCoder
    GuruTheCoder3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา


  • Cubensis
    Cubensis4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    sad they still wear those harmful slave masks

  • Lawyer Lawyer
    Lawyer Lawyer5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Alex battaglia is having a stroke watching this video.

  • xXYannuschXx
    xXYannuschXx8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    There sadly are hardly any games that utilize Ray Tracing in a good way, many use them for flashy effects like Battlefield. However there are good ones like Metro Exodus Enhanced, where the lighting looks alot better, or Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart, where alot of reflective surfaces have realistic reflections.

  • engg division
    engg division8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Why not make a video for assembling a good PC for tensorflow and AI persons?

  • WuB
    WuB11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Yes, it is.

  • Space Cowboy
    Space Cowboy15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    The new Unreal engine 5 knocks the RTX card out of the park. Don't throw your money away you will see. what is coming with New engines.

  • Uni B (Doug)
    Uni B (Doug)17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา


    SIDΞKICK17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    about a year ago, and this was even during pandemic, i bought an ASUS TUF GTX 1660 Super X3 the one with 3 fans for Php 16,500.00 ( $340 ). the 1660 Ti at the time was around Php 20,000.00 ( $412 ) nowadays the ASUS TUF GTX 1660 Super cost more than TWICE the price !!! and the early RTX which cost around Php 25,000 now cost Php 40,000 - 50,000 !!! WHAT THE HELL !!!

  • Paul Gloor
    Paul Gloor21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    What I'm gleaning here is that a DEAD giveaway of rasterization and shaders is a shimmer around free objects when they overlap water. I have seen that on SOOO many games where I'm holding a weapon or item and its edges deform like the water behind it!

  • Cyberspacedweller

    I can tell it's on because my framerate drops....

  • Big Pork
    Big Porkวันที่ผ่านมา

    I don't think whether people can tell whether a technology is implemented is a good measure of whether it adds anything. Someone who is oblivious to what ray tracing is will still notice weird quirks like reflections of obscured objects disappearing in the case of screen space reflections.

  • Mike Vercimak
    Mike Vercimakวันที่ผ่านมา

    RTX is more trash than Linus and his channel

  • GlossGhost

    Did it never occur to you that you could have used fps limiter for the performance difference?

  • Bruno Agostinho
    Bruno Agostinhoวันที่ผ่านมา

    If they used BF5, it would definetly be noticeable

  • Devanshu Kushte
    Devanshu Kushteวันที่ผ่านมา

    But my question is, is it good for animation and rendering 3d?


    As a 3D artist, I love that Linus is *the only person* I've seen that explain Ray-Tracing properly from an unbiased-rendering perspective using render engines like Blender's Cycles, I swear a lot of dumb kids claim to achieve Ray-tracing using some ReShade post-processing that simply amps the ambient lighting, and it pisses me off that they get thousands of approvals from other dumb kids that don't know how ray-tracing works...

  • ChamaDon

    Why isnt Metro Exodus in the test? I honestly saw the most difference in that game with and without RTX

  • Nick Janse
    Nick Janseวันที่ผ่านมา

    Since when do rays project from the camera sensor?

  • Da Seeker
    Da Seeker2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    what about dlss that comes with the rtx cards, maybe worth the extra money for those rt cores there

  • Emeric Mellot
    Emeric Mellot2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    2080 ti since november 2018, for me it's always RTX off DLSS off (i bought the card for 4k as my screen is 75")

  • CLEAR EDGE interiors & Branding
    CLEAR EDGE interiors & Branding2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    how about 3d working & rendering ?????

  • secret Waffles
    secret Waffles2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I’ve never seen Rtx…. I mean I see it on THmy but it’s not the same

  • Icecold steele
    Icecold steele2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    5:20 guy was cgeating had the f3 which is showing 3060 top right

  • willmt
    willmt2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Just look at a reflection, if it clearly reflects objects ect. Rtx is on

  • Rachel Frei
    Rachel Frei2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You'll need RTX because developers will stop paying attention to their lighting on systems without it. Even though game developers know how to make reflections and shadows look good without RTX by hand right now, they'll soon stop doing it since they can just let RTX handle it and it will still look good on RTX systems.

  • Alex Casado
    Alex Casado2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Such an annoying voice...smh

  • DanSyndrome
    DanSyndrome3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    DLSS has always been the more interesting technology. I'd take more frames at higher resolution any day

  • Pablo Ezcurlbar
    Pablo Ezcurlbar3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    12:40 that's also a fascinating part about listening experiences. Your mind tends to add missing nuances, when trying to compare really similar equipment, making it almost impossible to pinpoint that particular difference in detail.

  • Zulfadhli Jassni
    Zulfadhli Jassni3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    do i need it? no. do i want it? hell yeah

  • Ryan Lee De Leon
    Ryan Lee De Leon3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    No noticeable differences to be honest maybe as of now until 2023.

  • Cyrol
    Cyrol4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    And here I sit, thinking about how the guys getting the System with RTX on with Minecraft got it wrong. It LITERALLY says RTX at the top of the screen.

  • WhimsiGhoul
    WhimsiGhoul4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    All I need is less thermal problems in my computer and I will be a happy tech camper. Everything else is bonus candy.

  • Douglas Robertson
    Douglas Robertson4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    love your channel, but would be ecstatic if the conversation ever shifted away from gaming and engaged vfx processing, animation, rendering, music production etc.

  • Just “TonkataBG_08” Tony
    Just “TonkataBG_08” Tony4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    12:06 closelier?!?!?!

  • DoctorDothraki
    DoctorDothraki4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    2:56 That bird is called a resplendent quetzal

  • Alexis Hernandez
    Alexis Hernandez4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    And now with Unreal Engine 5 coming with techniques like Lumen or stuffs like "open" AMD FidelityFX... RTX gets less relevance!

  • Carlos Erazo
    Carlos Erazo4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    yes is a waste, i tested with fortnite with my rtx 2070 super and my temo goes really high and fps drops, i disable and dont use it anymore

  • Pog Tuber
    Pog Tuber4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The effect isn't something you actively search for, although you can certainly do that. Once you play something like Metro Exodus Enhanced versus the standard version, you get a general sense that the lighting is just more realistic. It's kind of like seeing a movie in HDR after seeing it in SDR. You might not be able to pick out specifically where it has the most dramatic effect, but you know it just looks better. That being said... Tomb Raider is not a good example of it. RT reflections in Cyberpunk or Metro Exodus Enhanced in general are both much better examples.

  • Blizz
    Blizz5 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Masa Maeda
    Masa Maeda5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The Minecraft setup was pretty bad too be fair. It makes a much bigger difference in buildings and caves.

  • Mystic Gaming
    Mystic Gaming5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Yeahhh.. to hell with ray tracing

  • akash jha
    akash jha5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Cyberpunk Medium ray traced lighting is night and day difference!

  • Steam
    Steam6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    IDK about games but render 3D animations is where it would surely show a difference

  • Banana Cockston
    Banana Cockston6 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Amiel Medina
    Amiel Medina7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I would have liked to see comparisons with less outdated rtx solutions for example metro Exodus enhanced edition. I'm quite aware of rendering technices but I think the results would have been different

  • John Miccarelli
    John Miccarelli7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    In order to even get full benefit of RTX, one would have to start over with a build that includes a motherboard that has the PCIe 4.0 slot. The cost of a new build and the cost of the RTX card isn't worth it yet. If you can get an GTX 1080ti.........stick with it for at least 3 more years.

  • Czech Death
    Czech Death7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Well depends on the game tho. I love cyberpunk with RTX, but it also brings as much bugs and glitches as it brings goodness. Metro enhanced edition, yea looks awesome. but... I dont feel like my 2080ti was worth it.

  • Lao Zsik
    Lao Zsik7 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • helthuismartin
    helthuismartin7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Fact is NOBODY is watching streaming water in computer games.

  • helthuismartin
    helthuismartin7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Anthony can.Whe love Anthony.Iam happy Anthony is NOT normal.

  • Dr. Syed Muhammad Manazer-Ul-Hassan Shah
    Dr. Syed Muhammad Manazer-Ul-Hassan Shah7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I mean isn't the purpose of rtx was to flex as bedrock players with the best shaders in the world

  • Allan Weisser Verdessi
    Allan Weisser Verdessi7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    One of the eason of they failed is because you used vey poor raytraced implementation games. You should use Cyberpunk. In that game you could actually tell the diference easier, everything looks way more inmersive

  • Frank Harwald
    Frank Harwald7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The biggest problem with ray tracing in games is that to see that it's far more realistic than the best rasterizers with shaders to emulate effects, it needs a fundamentally different rendering engine, an engine that unlike most rasterizer engines doesn't cull objects outside of the viewing frustum & doesn't before hidden object removal until all rendering is done on top of the fact that accesses to textures becomes more difficult to predict & hence more difficult to cache ultimately resulting in a massive increase in memory space & bandwidth requirements - & this is most pronounced when ray tracing scenes with a lot of multi-reflections of objects otherwise not directly but behind or aside the viewers direction. & making objects semi-transparent or adding a little bit of unsharpness to these reflections makes the problem even worse.

  • Frank Harwald
    Frank Harwald7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    To give a little perspective on ray tracing in popular movies & games: afaik. 1993 Jurassic Park was the first commercially successful full length movie to heavily use ray tracing as 1994 Donkey Kong Country wsa the first popular video game to consist entirely of ray traced graphics. But in both cases they only every used offline ray tracing (using Alias Wavefront on SGI Irix machines) - low-latency real time ray tracing was deemed impossible until almost 20-25 years later now.

  • 2cool0
    2cool08 วันที่ผ่านมา

    shadow of the tomb raider only had ray tracing on shadows i believe so the whole sun reflection test is meaningless

  • SASenglish
    SASenglish8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i mean, maybe if you used a RTX game and not a game that wasn't built with RTX and just updated/Patched after.

  • Vapey McVape
    Vapey McVape8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I wouldn't know. I got an RTX 3070 for free.

  • Z390
    Z3908 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Ray tracing made GPU evolution worse, we've made 0% performance per watt improvement over RTX 2000 series

  • Choccy Milk Gamer
    Choccy Milk Gamer9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I like how they used the SEUS shaders when the Complimentary shaders can look more like RTX on Minecraft

  • trex70
    trex709 วันที่ผ่านมา

    problem of this test is ,its a 50/50 Choice.

  • voodooo69
    voodooo699 วันที่ผ่านมา

    still loving the GTX 1080 ti

  • VRChance
    VRChance9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why is there a screen shot of a VRC SDK at 13:26 and its for a furry avatar? Pretty curious...

  • Oskar Lindgren
    Oskar Lindgren10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why is this even a question, yes you can see if RT is on.. also you should test this in a dark room with only one light source like a window.

  • Nico Wadham
    Nico Wadham11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    06:56 "Minceraft" :D

  • Rodrigo Diaz
    Rodrigo Diaz11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    if this is the level of difference in 2021 then i will not buy an RTX,

  • Bashu
    Bashu11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Control is THE game that really did a great job of utilizing the potential of RT. It looks absolutely stunning with RT enabled, like it's a playable Showcase for RT technology. It quickly turned out for me though that the gameplay itself is also fantastic.

  • Nuz Nuz
    Nuz Nuz11 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Timothy
    Timothy11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If you have to “pixel peep” I think this answers the question. It’s pretty pointless. Just like 4k. Even on my 75inch tv, the difference between high quality 720p and 4k is not much at all at 2.5m distance.

  • Tom Haflinger
    Tom Haflinger12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    5:45 - Am I seeing chromatic aberration? If so, nice touch.

  • SquidCaps
    SquidCaps12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Most likely we will end up with a hybrid where certain things are generated with raytracing and some with shaders but also raytracing being used to generate new shader maps on the fly, and maybe even shaders affecting raytracing. If i don't need to think about shadowmaps and reflections ever again, i'd be quite happy..

  • Illegalquantity
    Illegalquantity12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Nope! RTX is the eighth wonder! Except for AMD fanboyz.

  • hipp0333
    hipp033312 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If a game freezes than the RT is on.

  • Sergiu Achim
    Sergiu Achim12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Yes it's a Big waste of money !

  • no yuo
    no yuo12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Who the fuck can't tell RTX Minecraft from non-rtx?

  • m m
    m m12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    "am i paying for something i never asked for?" ahh the seller's dream... ray tracing always sounded very sexy to me, but then i remember when just having still frames of glass and silver objects on a checkerboard floor was enough to make people go "ooooh...ray tracing..." :-)

  • lubas
    lubas12 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • lubas
    lubas12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    12:05 closelier

  • Bruhtholemew
    Bruhtholemew12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I wanted to see 4k 144fps normalized, but now that's it's somewhat possible raytracing comes in and drops fps under 60. So yeah, I'm calling it useless.

  • Opiniononion
    Opiniononion12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    With geforce now (rtx 2080 ti) I can't tell the difference AT ALL in comparison to it running on my own computer (gtx 970)

  • DVO
    DVO12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    RTX is a fucking overrated shit, I have a RTX 3080 though, HDR is more of an advance than RTX

  • fe3rthe toaster
    fe3rthe toaster12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    yea imma commit poor becuase have a gtx 560m and ive never changed it and my dad sais we cheneg it after gpu comit die

  • A McDonald
    A McDonald13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Most people just turn it off I know. Why would you want to play with your frames smashed into the ground.

  • Usha Padhi
    Usha Padhi13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Imagine how much potential rtx has if it has achieved similar or better performance compared to a decades old tech in just it's 2nd gen

  • RiFoto Photography
    RiFoto Photography13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It's worth it just for the Broadcast software alone

  • Rayne Enyar
    Rayne Enyar13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    little did they know minecraft f3 button shows ur pc components.

  • Aaron
    Aaron13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    10:40 I am pretty sure it says rtx on at the top of the screen

  • Lottie
    Lottie13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    RTX for gaming? Meh RTX for blender rendering? Literally cuts render times in half.

  • Alexandru Leoveanu
    Alexandru Leoveanu13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It’s Idkfa not Idafk

  • IanDoesClips
    IanDoesClips14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    how do u have 1.6mil views with only 3 tags?

  • Proto01
    Proto0114 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Ahmed Hammoda
    Ahmed Hammoda14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Rtx minecraft is like shaders minecraft. that means that Rtx is a waste of money

  • XZ III

    XZ III

    13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Only because of minecraft?

  • Luigi Nastro
    Luigi Nastro14 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Kevin
    Kevin14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Unreal Engine's lumin might actually make RTX a thing of the past though.

  • XZ III

    XZ III

    13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Okay, what about games not in unreal engine 5?

  • yunaFlarf
    yunaFlarf14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    6:55 Minceraft

  • Dino Spumoni
    Dino Spumoni14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    5:43 - Why are you on Java edition?... Only Bedrock edition has RTX. Makes me wonder if this is scripted

  • Virjoinga
    Virjoinga14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    RTX is pretty bad... in realistic games. Minecraft is the best looking game with RTX to date imo

  • migero
    migero14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    oh hey unreal 5 is out and turns out u dont need raytracing and i got it running nice on 1080