FromSoftware's authors provided an update for Elder Ringwith new ray tracing support for the PC, PS5, and Xbox Series.
In addition, the patch does not include technologies such as DLSS and FSR that can aid with performance.
Lance McDonald, a data miner, offered a comparison of two versions of the game (with and without trace support), noting that the effect is strongest on vegetation, but others did not notice a difference in the photographs at all.
Without ray tracing / With it
The authors also addressed several issues that influenced the balance between PvP and the main game, as well as fixing many minor bugs. The whole list of changes can be found on the website, and technical recommendations for playing with ray tracing are as follows:
Processor — Intel Core i5-10600K и AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT; RAM – 16 GB; Video card – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB or AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB
Processor — Intel Core i7-10700K или AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT; RAM – 16 GB; Video card – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB or AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16 GB.