Finally, NVIDIA announced the company’s first products containing a new generation of graphics technology late Monday based on its Turing architecture, which excels at designing games and other content. “Turing is NVIDIA’s most important innovation in computer graphics in more than a decade. Hybrid rendering will change the industry, opening up amazing possibilities that enhance our lives with more beautiful designs, richer entertainment and more interactive experiences. The arrival of real-time ray tracing is the Holy Grail of our industry,” said CEO Jensen Huang. They GPUs will be available in three different models: Quadro RTX 8000 (48GB memory / $10,000), the Quadro RTX 6000 (24GB memory / $6,300) and the Quadro RTX 5000 (16GB memory / $2,300). Continue reading for a tech demo video straight from SIGGRAPH 2018.
“Ray tracing is a way to render light and shadows more realistically in a computer-generated scene, but the process requires extensive computing power that is very difficult to render in real-time, such as in a video game running on a PC. Nvidia said that Turing ‘features new RT Cores to accelerate ray tracing and new Tensor Cores for AI inferencing which, together for the first time, make real-time ray tracing possible,'” reports Market Watch.