Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart Among First Games To Use Nvidia RTX IO
Sony Interactive Entertainment and Insomniac Games’ Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart will be among the very first games to take advantage of Nvidia RTX IO technology.
In an official post from Nvidia regarding the availability of Portal: Prelude RTX, the GPU manufacturer revealed that Nvidia RTX IO makes its debut alongside the free mod today, and will also be featured in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which is set to launch on July 26th.
Nvidia’s RTX IO will enable fast GPU-based loading and game asset decompression, massively accelerating IO performance compared to hard drives and traditional storage APIs. The technology leverages GPU decompression for smaller data packages, enabling faster texture load times and lower CPU utilization, giving developers the headroom to create games with highly detailed worlds.
What this essentially means for Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart is that the game’s prominently featured portal transitions across different levels with entirely different assets will takes place seamlessly on supported Nvidia GPUs, courtesy of the DirectStorage API and RTX IO’s GPU-based decompression and parallel data access.
Previously, the system requirements for the upcoming PC version of Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart were revealed. According to the system requirements, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will require Windows 10 version 1909 as the minimum operating system. Players will need a relatively modest processor, with AMD Ryzen 3 3100 or Intel Core i3-8100 being the minimum requirement. The game requires a minimum of 8 GB RAM and either an AMD Radeon RX 470 or an NVIDIA GeForce 960 in order to be able to run the game at the ‘Very Low’ graphical preset.
In terms of recommended specs, the game will require Windows 10 version 1909 (or higher) as the operating system. Players will also need a good processor, with AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel i5-8400 being the recommended requirement. It is also recommended to have 16 GB RAM. In terms of graphics, either an AMD Radeon RX 5700 or an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 have been recommended in order to run the game at the ‘Medium’ graphical preset.
In terms of other new features besides support for the DirectStorage API and RTX IO, the PC version will offer RT shadows and RT Ambient Occlusion in addition to the RT reflections available in the PS5 version.