Real-time ray tracing is incredibly demanding. The latest graphics cards have dedicated hardware that’s optimized for ray-tracing. The 3DMark DirectX Raytracing feature test measures the performance of this dedicated hardware. Instead of using traditional rendering techniques, the whole scene is ray-traced and drawn in one pass. The result of the test depends entirely on ray-tracing performance. (UL).
Ray tracing is an area where Nvidia has the upper hand, and we can see that in the 3DMark DXR feature test. Despite outperforming the reference 6900 XT by 11%, the Toxic is still 43% slower than the RTX 3090 and 31% slower than RTX 3080.