Monday, May 18th 2020

Unreal Engine 5 Demo to Require RTX 2070 SUPER GPU at Minimum for Smooth Gameplay

Epic Games has just recently unveiled its Unreal Engine version 5, which was demonstrated on next-generation PlayStation 5 console. Showing off some impressive details, Epic Games has managed to use all of the power available to them from the new hardware in the PS5 console. Rocking a custom APU from AMD, the PS5 console has 10.28 TeraFLOPs of computing power, which is paired with a fast NVMe SSD. Such a combination allows for the impressive demo we have seen just a few days ago.

However, if you wonder what equivalent PC hardware would you need to run the demo on, World Today News has concluded that you would need at least to have NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics card to run a demo if you could. The RTX 2070S GPU has 9 TeraFLOPs of computing power, and the demonstration would "run pretty good" on that GPU. By the time first Unreal Engine 5 based games come out, next-generation graphics cards should already be available and you wouldn't need to worry if you are getting an upgrade. For the people owning RTX 2070S and faster, they should be good to go for when games based on Unreal Engine 5 hit the market.
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63 Comments on Unreal Engine 5 Demo to Require RTX 2070 SUPER GPU at Minimum for Smooth Gameplay

#1
watzupken
Its a very high requirement to be honest. That pretty much shuts out all the existing mid range gaming GPU, i.e. RTX 2060 and RX 5600. Which also likely translates to not many game developers using it, or even if they do, with pared down graphic settings.
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#2
ARF
watzupken
Its a very high requirement to be honest. That pretty much shuts out all the existing mid range gaming GPU, i.e. RTX 2060 and RX 5600. Which also likely translates to not many game developers using it, or even if they do, with pared down graphic settings.
By the time it is launched in 2021, there should be two new generations of graphics cards released, namely Navi 2X and Navi 3X.
And we don't know yet how the Radeon RX 5600 / RX 5700 XT compares to RTX 2070 S in it.
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#3
P4-630
Well I have a 2070 Super but will probably upgrade to 3080 this year so I'm all good.
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#4
ARF
I have watched the Demo on my 4K TV with 200 Hz BMR, it's so much better than on my poor 60 Hz LG 24UD58-B. :(

Why don't they build monitors with the TV technology of high-refresh rates up to 1000 Hz and more ?
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#5
ShurikN
ARF
By the time it is launched in 2021, there should be two new generations of graphics cards released, namely Navi 2X and Navi 3X.
And we don't know yet how the Radeon RX 5600 / RX 5700 XT compares to RTX 2070 S in it.
By the time UE5 games actually look like the demo, we'll be well into the 2022 (maybe even after that).
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#6
slyfox2151
ARF
I have watched the Demo on my 4K TV with 200 Hz BMR, it's so much better than on my poor 60 Hz LG 24UD58-B. :(

Why don't they build monitors with the TV technology of high-refresh rates up to 1000 Hz and more ?
You absolutly do not want fake frames for PC's which is exactly what tvs with "Fake 1000hz" rates do. PC monitors are significantly better in almost all specs hence why they cost more.
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#7
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ShurikN
By the time UE5 games actually look like the demo, we'll be well into the 2022 (maybe even after that).
I did hope for January 2021, right after PS5 release in 2020...
slyfox2151
You absolutly do not want fake frames for PC's which is exactly what tvs with "Fake 1000hz" rates do. PC monitors are significantly better in almost all specs hence why they cost more.
I am not convinced. My TV is so much superior, in everything - colour reproduction - it has true blacks :D
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#8
blazed
To me, this only confirms how big a leap Ampere cards will be. I guess Moore's Law is Dead is correct; the 20 series is not going to age well at all.
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#9
noel_fs
that sounds fair
blazed
To me, this only confirms how big a leap Ampere cards will be. I guess Moore's Law is Dead is correct; the 20 series is not going to age well at all.
wait, what do you mean with moores law is dead is correct? doesnt that contradict that 20 series is not g oing to age well
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blazed
noel_fs
that sounds fair


wait, what do you mean with moores law is dead is correct? doesnt that contradict that 20 series is not g oing to age well
Hehe. I am sorry if there is confusion. Moore's Law is Dead is a youtuber who has been making predictions about the upcoming generation with supposed inside information. He also stated that the 20 series is not going to age well.
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#11
Hugh Mungus
Gets me hyped for rdna 2, if this runs on a ps5!

Let's see what big navi can do, and more importantly, for what price!

Otherwise an xbox or ps5 would be a cheap way of upgrading your gaming pc! :laugh:
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#12
bug
Honestly, what would you expect? A tech for the next 5 years or more to target the mid range from 2 years ago for a baseline?
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#13
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
My 1080Ti will probably ace this with RTX off
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#14
XL-R8R
blazed
Hehe. I am sorry if there is confusion. Moore's Law is Dead is a youtuber who has been making predictions about the upcoming generation with supposed inside information. He also stated that the 20 series is not going to age well.
No one should need a YouTuber to tell them that the 20 series wont age well - anyone with sense sees that the RTX side of things wont age well.



Even the 2080ti barely has enough RTX™ UnitShaderCoreTMUs™ to play @ 1440 with everything cranked up AND get acceptable fps to maintain fluidity at all times.
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#15
blazed
XL-R8R
No one should need a YouTuber to tell them that the 20 series wont age well - anyone with sense sees that the RTX side of things wont age well.



Even the 2080ti barely has enough RTX™ UnitShaderCoreTMUs™ to play @ 1440 with everything cranked up AND get acceptable fps to maintain fluidity at all times.
Well, congratulations then. I'm glad you know everything (and in hindsight at that).
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#16
Live OR Die
They should of used a PC that FPS drop from that sony crap box is just sad.
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#17
Chomiq
blazed
Well, congratulations then. I'm glad you know everything (and in hindsight at that).
You don't have to be an expert when RTX games with everything cranked up need 2080 Ti to keep stable FHD 60 without relying on DLSS.
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#18
Xaled
Really? Anyone surprised? That is the whole point of this demo, selling nvidia's overpriced GPUs. And that is the whole point of giving away games! Don't pay for games, spend all of your money on Nvidia GPUs.
Epic games has officially become nvidia's slave.
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#19
XL-R8R
blazed
Well, congratulations then. I'm glad you know everything (and in hindsight at that).
And I'll congratulate you on your 3rd post; well done.



Also, nowhere above did I mention "knowing everything"; I merely mentioned that any sensible person wont be in need of some random clown on YouTube telling them such a simple known fact that the 20 series wont age well...
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#20
iO
How did the sources "runs pretty good on a 2070S" turn into "requires a 2070S at minimum"?
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#21
dyonoctis
Nice generational bump. Last gen was around a radeon HD 7870, who was "only" a 1080p king in 2012-2014.
ARF
I did hope for January 2021, right after PS5 release in 2020...



I am not convinced. My TV is so much superior, in everything - colour reproduction - it has true blacks :D
By the look of it, you got a budget, kinda old 4k screen. 72% NTSC isn't that impressive, they might have cut some corners to favorise the resolution over the colors. Nowadays monitors specs are better, and they definitely do not trails behind TV's, otherwise visual artist would work on TV's.
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#22
Hyderz
i wonder which game we will see that uses unreal engine 5
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#23
Calmmo
Xaled
Really? Anyone surprised? That is the whole point of this demo, selling nvidia's overpriced GPUs. And that is the whole point of giving away games! Don't pay for games, spend all of your money on Nvidia GPUs.
Epic games has officially become nvidia's slave.
ah yes, which is why the demo was sponsored by sony and ran on a PS5 with AMD arch hardware.
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#24
XL-R8R
iO
How did the sources "runs pretty good on a 2070S" turn into "requires a 2070S at minimum"?
I wondered the same thing?
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#25
bug
FreedomEclipse
My 1080Ti will probably ace this with RTX off
Assuming you can turn off RTX. You probably can.
XL-R8R
No one should need a YouTuber to tell them that the 20 series wont age well - anyone with sense sees that the RTX side of things wont age well.



Even the 2080ti barely has enough RTX™ UnitShaderCoreTMUs™ to play @ 1440 with everything cranked up AND get acceptable fps to maintain fluidity at all times.
Depends on what you mean by aging well. RTX will probably not be up to the task in upcoming games, but in all other aspects I don't imagine it will age worse than Navi.
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