I want to try out the Minecraft RTX beta but it needs the Windows 10 "Bedrock" variant of the game and not the Java variant which I have

I don't care enough to buy another copy of Minecraft

wait I already have a copy of the Win 10 version, they gave it away to Java version owners a long time ago

I just forgot about it

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downloaded the RTX Minecraft beta and loaded up one of the demo levels and holy shit y'all

I knew this stuff looked good but seeing it for myself is something else

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finally get to flex the RTX cores in my GPU...and its fuckin Minecraft

I didn't even turn on RTX in games like Control because the performance hit is significant s

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thing about Control is that it already looks incredible without RTX on and the effects it does add when enabled aren't all that significant and most of the time most people won't notice them when you are playing the game

but with Minecraft because the base game looks like shit (no offence meant) adding RTX makes a really noticeable effect

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watching the Digital Foundry video on this

youtube.com/watch?v=s_eeWr622S

and they have upscaling mode: DLSS whereas for me it says Fallback instead

how do I turn on DLSS for this game, I didn't see anything in the options

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wait I probably have to install the new NVIDIA driver update huh

(445.87 which is out now)

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reading the release notes for the driver update and wait there is a remastered version of Saints Row 3 now?

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gonna install the new drivers later tonight when I install the pending Windows update

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man I love love the colour and light related stuff here like how light refracts in real time through glass

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Alex does a really good job demoing the various effect, this is why I love Digital Foundry videos

and I enjoy the enthusiasm, this is some really cool tech on display here

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I don't think I've been wowed by a games graphics tech like this in a long long time

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"but can it run Crysis" meme but now its "but can it run Minecraft RTX"

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seriously, Alex did a camera obscura effect in Minecraft RTX and that honestly blew my mind

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so installed the latest NVIDIA drivers and now I have DLSS in the Minecraft RTX beta

frame rates are much better now

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so now I'm just listening to the Minecraft music and enjoying these effects

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the build name (?) for the Minecraft RTX Beta is RENDERDRAGON but due the font kerning I first read it as GENDERDRAGON

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@packetcat _really_ trying not to upgrade my video card just for this, but... is it worth it? Wanted an anecdotal opinion.

@mdm no, its early days yet for this tech and it still is very heavy on these GPUs, wait till the next gen of NVIDIA cards

@packetcat Thanks! Yeah, the screenshots I've seen look _gorgeous_.

But yeah if one needs the 2080 at this point (which is close to $1000!) to run this well... I'm fine waiting.

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