Recently, Epic Games presented a technical demonstration of the next-generation technologies Lumen in the Land of Nanite on the new Unreal Engine 5 (UE5). They say that it will be released next year. It was shown on the PlayStation 5 at a resolution of 1440p at 30 frames and even impressed the Xbox Series X team. After some time, the developers said that it can be used on an average modern gaming PC. And now they gave some details about this part.
According to the Chinese branch of Epic Games, the Unreal Engine 5 demo on a laptop with a modern graphics accelerator NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 can already work faster than on the future PS5. The company said that at an average resolution of 1440p, the demonstration will produce about 40 frames on such a system, and this is incredible.
Moreover, the demonstration does not even seem to take full advantage of the SSD capabilities in PS5, because Epic Games called the Samsung 970 PRO solid-state drive NVMe as sufficient enough. Also, it can be with sequential read speeds of 3500 MB / s and write speeds of up to 2700 MB per second. And we remind that the PS5 linear read speed can reach 8–9 GB per second.
The technical demo of Unreal Engine 5 showed incredible visual effects, and therefore it’s really interesting to see how soon we will see them in high-budget games. After all, one can hardly say that the level of technical demonstration of Agni’s Philosophy was achieved in the bygone era of PS4 and Xbox One.