Nvidia's RTX Remix, a resource platform that gives the modding community access to tools to easily remaster older titles, has entered open beta and we're finally seeing the results. Unfortunately, the results appear to be quite mixed at this point.
There was a recent demo showing the game from 23 years ago max payne A MOD with RTX Remix enhancements. You can access it here. Running on an RTX 4080, one of the best graphics cards, and with path tracing, it looks great, but performance-wise it's pretty bad.
The frame rate drops significantly from 1,300fps without the mod to less than 60fps with the RTX Remix mod activated, while the graphics card power consumption almost doubles from 180W to 300W.
Some might argue that. may pain It's no surprise that it's a very old title, but the purpose of the RTX Remix toolkit is to enhance old titles in the first place. Many older games already have performance issues, so what's the point in enabling it if you're sacrificing so much performance to make your face more beautiful?
And depending on the game, a facelift might not even be worth it. Although many older games are not as technologically advanced as newer games, they often make up for this by creating a unique atmosphere by turning graphical limitations into interesting art design choices that enhance the title. did. And other games like Portal 2 have such great art direction and smart design that they don't even need to redo the graphics.
That's not to say that nothing good came from RTX Remix. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind remaster, Fallout: Londonand Half-Life 2 RTX: RTX Remix Project, a community-driven remaster that shows what's possible. If fans truly understand the game they are remastering, they can improve the visuals without sacrificing performance or intended aesthetics.
of max payne No such consideration was shown in the technology demo. The glossy paint job comes at the expense of the game's performance, the features that make it a game. Is that path tracing worth the cost?
of Portal RTX Remake, There's no better way to try to fix something that wasn't broken in the first place. As outlined above, the base game is incredibly beautiful and has aged almost perfectly. There's no reason to remaster it in the first place since it doesn't refine the graphics or upgrade the performance.
I sincerely hope that there will be more high-quality remasters like the ones mentioned above. elder scrolls iii and fallen london Add some flair to the RTX Remix community.But unfortunately we are more likely to get max payne Remaster it instead.