The SNES Can Do Ray Tracing Thanks to a Homebrew “SuperRT” Chip

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content Got a news tip? Is there something you think we should be reporting on? Email Ray tracing isn’t a new graphics term. It’s been around for ages, and if you’ve ever seen old demos of reflective orbs and teapots from the ’90s, those were probably ray tracing showcases. The reason it’s a big dealtoday is that modern graphics cards and new consoles can finally start doing ray traced lighting and effects in games in real time. Big deal, though; you can…

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