Ray-traced games in “two to three years,” says Intel

Thursday, 31st July 2008 17:03 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Speaking to PCGH, Intel’s Michael Vollmer has predicted that the first ray-traced games could appear in the next two to three years.

“I dare say that in two to three years time we will see something,” he said. “There already are some individual approaches, especially in the science sector, which show that ray-tracing algorithms are scaling very well with the numbers of cores.

“But the migration to a new programming technology takes years; ray-tracing is still in an early stage.”

Ray-tracing is an upcoming graphical technology that accurately maps digital light to provide realistic visual effects.

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  1. pjmaybe

    “upcoming graphical technology”

    Tchah, kids today. Upcoming my arse, Ray Tracing’s been about since the late 70s if not before…

    Not for moving stuff though, I’ll grant you.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. scuz

    pj took the words right out of my mouth.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Whizzo

    I think Intel are talking about moving stuff rather than static!

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Freek

    It’s used widely in animation aswell. They’re pointing at real time obviously, wich is still in it’s early stages.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Keivz

    It’s been over 2 years. Still waiting.

    #5 4 years ago

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