Nvidia Announces Turing Architecture for World's First Tracing GPUs

17 August, 2018, 17:58 | Author: Lynette Payne
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"All this horsepower and performance is following the road to real-time photorealism with wonderful amounts of geometry in a scene, physically-based materials, simulated physics, facial animation and character animation". We'll be watching for more details as they arise. It uses an algorithm that can trace the path of light and then simulate the way the light interacts with the virtual objects it falls upon in the computer-generated world.

Whitted's algorithm - multi-bounce recursive ray-tracing - is intensively computationally heavy. He estimated it would take a Cray supercomputer behind every single pixel for real-time ray tracing. When combined this makes real-time ray tracing possible for the first time.

The Quadro RTX 5000, 6000 and 8000 graphics processors will be the first processors to launch with the company's new architecture, offering higher-bandwidth processing provided by up to 4,608 CUDA cores and support for high-bandwidth GDDR6 memory.

Ray Tracing, however, isn't the only breakthrough technology that the new Quadro RTx chips boast of. Ray tracing is a rendering technique that promises photorealistic graphics, lighting, and shadows.

These features are part of the NVIDIA NGX™ software development kit, a new deep learning-powered technology stack that enables developers to easily integrate accelerated, enhanced graphics, photo imaging and video processing into applications with pre-trained networks.

The Turing Architecture will support two versions of SLI support, for a lack of a better term.

Nvidia says Turing can render graphics 6x faster than its Pascal-based chips. Indeed, the new RT cores allow ray tracing to perform at 25x that of the company's previous Pascal architecture.

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On top of this specialized ray tracing technology, Nvidia has also integrated the Tensor Cores seen in Volta to inject artificial intelligence into this GPU architecture.

"Turing is Nvidia's most important innovation since we launched modern computer graphics almost two decades ago", said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of Nvidia, speaking at the start of the annual SIGGRAPH conference.

At a social affair of graphics experts on Monday, Nvidia revealed its newest generation of chip technology, called Turing after the legendary British computer researcher Alan Turing.

Also built into the Quadro GTX cards is hardware support for the recently announced VirtualLink standard. "This will completely change how our artists work".

NVIDIA showed off an Unreal Engine demo in order to showcase the product's real-time raytracing, which you can view below.

Quadro RTX 8000 with 48GB memory will command an estimated street price of United States dollars 10,000. End-users can also easily provision render nodes and workstations based on their specific needs.


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