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Nvidia's stock jumps in active trade as Minecraft, other games support real-time ray tracing

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By Tomi Kilgore

Shares of Nvidia Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200467500/composite NVDA -1.96% shot up 5.5% in active morning trading Monday, after the graphics chip maker said "Minecraft" and other games now support real-time ray tracing, which will enhance visualizations. Trading volume topped 6.5 million shares within an hour after the open, already more than half the full-day average of about 10.1 million shares. Nvidia said its GeForce RTX graphics processing units are the only GPUs capable of playing games with real-time ray tracing. Nvidia said an update Minecraft to support ray tracing will be available for free. Among other games supporting ray tracing are "Dying Light 2," "Metro Exodus--The Two Colonels," "SYNCED: Off-Planet." Thes tock has climbed 7.6% over the past three months, while the PHLX Semiconductor Index /zigman2/quotes/210598361/realtime SOX -1.06% has advanced 7.4% and the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.39% has gained 2.1%.

/zigman2/quotes/200467500/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 190.49
-3.80 -1.96%
Volume: 7.69M
Oct. 18, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
43.04
Dividend Yield
0.34%
Market Cap
$116.01 billion
Rev. per Employee
$882,428
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/zigman2/quotes/210598361/realtime
US : Nasdaq
1,590.09
-17.07 -1.06%
Volume: 149,328
Oct. 18, 2019 5:16p
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
2,986.20
-11.75 -0.39%
Volume: 1.99B
Oct. 18, 2019 5:08p
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