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RTX Remix Converts Max Payne With Path Tracing, With 1/20th The Framerates
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RTX Remix Converts Max Payne With Path Tracing, With 1/20th The Framerates

by Low Boon ShenJanuary 30, 2024
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RTX Remix Converts Max Payne With Path Tracing, With 1/20th The Framerates

RTX Remix Converts Max Payne With Path Tracing, With 1/20th The Framerates

NVIDIA’s RTX Remix modding tool has been proven to be vastly useful for modders to breathe new life into games old enough to drink today, and today’s example is one of Rockstar’s most popular hits in the early 2000s, Max Payne. This DirectX 8-based game practically runs on any hardware today, assuming no compatibility issue is present.

To recap, RTX Remix allows modders to remaster the game by upscaling textures, models, and physics using AI-assisted techniques. Games remastered this way often can implement advanced graphics technologies like DLSS and Ray Tracing, among other things. So what happens when you give Max Payne, a 22-year-old game released back in July 2001, an “RTX ON” makeover?

Unsurprisingly, in-game graphics get a huge upgrade with significantly more realistic lighting thanks to the physically-based path tracing technique. However, path tracing is also notoriously compute-heavy, which is why games like Cyberpunk 2077 would require users to turn on DLSS 3 (Frame Gen) even if they have the RTX 4090 to really crunch through the rendering process.

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Comparing the framerates from the original game to the modded one, we see framerates tanked from nearly 1,400FPS down to just 65 – less than 1/20th of the original framerate on the RTX 4080 used on this comparison. The GPU power draw also increased significantly, as the original game simply was bottlenecked at framerates that high leaving the GPU consuming somewhere between 120 to 180 watts, while the modded game pushes the GPU to guzzle 300 watts of electrical juice.

If you’re confident your PC can handle this – you can get the RTX Remix mod by grabbing the files on the ModDB website.

Source: Videocardz

Pokdepinion: Actually, the original graphics aged pretty decently for a game this old.

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