NVIDIA Debuts Eighth-Generation Turing GPU that Accelerates AI

NVIDIA Officially Announces Turing GPU Architecture at SIGGRAPH 2018

NVIDIA Officially Announces Turing GPU Architecture at SIGGRAPH 2018

Nvidia has unveiled its Turing chip architecture and debuted a new range of GPUs capable of real-time ray tracing at SIGGRAPH 2018 last night. With Turing and Quadro RTX proving accurate, and real-time ray tracing being pushed so hard by the graphics industry, it's very possible that Nvidia's more potent GeForce cards could indeed adopt RT cores and the RTX branding.

NVIDIA today reinvented computer graphics with the launch of the NVIDIA Turing™ GPU architecture. The new Turing technology can capitalize on this with promises of a new generation of hybrid rendering that enables cinematic-quality interactive experiences, awesome new effects powered by neural networks and fluid interactivity on highly complex models. "Ray tracing has been the Holy Grail of computer graphics for decades, and once it gets fully understood and investigated, all kinds of new applications will emerge".

NVIDIA's new Turing architecture uses hybrid rendering to enable real-time ray tracing for video producers.

However, as exciting as it may sound, the new Turing-based Quadro RTX GPU will not be available to gamers. Nvidia is supporting the card with its own NVLink Interface that will let studios link up as many cards together as they like, but they also announced a new standard called VirtualLink.

While reviews and benchmarks for Turing-based GPUs have not been published, Tibbils said he expects a "dramatic" upgrade in performance over Nvidia's previous line of Pascal GPUs.

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The big news is that the new cards can perform ray tracing in real time. "This means we can iterate faster, more frequently and with higher quality settings". These include DLAA - deep learning anti-aliasing, which is a breakthrough in high-quality motion image generation - denoising, resolution scaling and video re-timing.

"Turing is about to turn the graphics industry on its head". The Tensor Cores will provide speeds of up to 500 trillion tensor operations per second. The platform includes application programming interfaces for ray tracing, AI, rasterization and simulations. NVIDIA states that the new RTX Server can be used for small installations all the way up to the largest data centers.

"NVidia started with its pursuit to produce the most fantastic imagery within one 30th of a second, at the price-point consumers would pay for".

But Nvidia's founder and CEO Jensen Huang finally announced the company's next-gen Turing architecture on Monday, and revealed that the first cards making use of the new GPU architecture which he claims will offer the grunt to power ray-tracing rendering.

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