NVIDIA Reinvents Computer Graphics with Turing Architecture

NVIDIA Reinvents Computer Graphics with Turing Architecture

Huang said the new Turing processor contains a whopping 18.6 billion transistors and is the second largest processor in the world behind Nvidia's Volta processor that is used in supercomputers.

Ray tracing is what makes shadows and light render more realistically in a computer-generated scene but it's a hard effect to obtain in real-time as it requires substantial computing power. The focus of yesterday's Nvidia event was to introduce "ray tracing" to its GPU line-up.

Moments ago at NVIDIA's SIGGRAPH 2018 keynote presentation, company CEO Jensen Huang formally unveiled the company's much awaited (and much rumored) Turing GPU architecture. Turing can render graphics six times faster than their Pascal-based chipsets, and plans to offer three new graphics cards based on it in the fourth quarter: the Quadro RTX 8000, the Quadro RTX 6000 and the Quadro RTX 5000 GPUs. NVIDIA states that Turing has RT cores for accelerating ray traces and Tensor Cores for AI inferencing.

The real benefits of the two new computational engines - Ray Tracing and Tensor Cores is also far greater than even Nvidia might be admitting at the moment.

Revealed during a keynote presentation by founder and chief executive Jensen Huang during the SIGGRAPH 2018 conference, the Turing-powered Quadro RTX cards are created to offer real-time ray tracing - a rendering method which casts and tracks rays of light, enabling considerably more realistic imagery at the cost of traditionally being too computationally intensive to perform in real time. As company CEO Huang said, the chips can deliver 'cinematic-quality interactive experiences, fantastic new effects powered by neural networks and fluid interactivity on highly complex models'.

"Our new Quadro RTX professional GPUs are the industry's first to integrate Samsung's high-speed GDDR6 memory technology", said Bob Pette, Vice President, Professional Visualization, NVIDIA.

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This means that with the help of RT and Tensor cores, the GPUs will be able to handle AI features for graphics processing such as denoising, resolution scaling and video re-timing at speeds which are 25 times faster that the previous Pascal architecture.

Also built into the Quadro GTX cards is hardware support for the recently announced VirtualLink standard.

"We never expected to see results this dramatic".

The Quadro RTX 6000 with 24Gb RAM (supporting 48Gb), 10 Giga Rays per second, for US$6300.

Major workstation and server vendors, including HPE, Dell and Lenovo, said they plan to use Nvidia's latest chips in their systems. The prices of these Turing-based GPUs starts at $2,300 (Rs 3,49,475 approx) for the Quadro RTX 5000 and goes up to $10,000 (Rs 6,98,850 approx) for the high-end Quatro RTX 8000 series.

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