There has been a lot of speculation regarding the possible launch of a new architecture for Nvidia. More than just rumors, the CEO of the company, Jen-Hsun Huang,has just confirmed at SIGGRAPH 2018 the release of the new GPU architecture of Nvidia: Turing .
The big news with Turing's architecture is that NVIDIA calls it an RT core. We do not yet know the details of this famous heart to date, but Nvidia assures that this new architecture represents a historic moment in the field of graphics.
According to Huang, Nvidia Turing is "the biggest breakthrough since the invention of the CUDA GPU in 2006."
What we know about Nvidia Turing
Turing, Nvidia's eighth-generation platform is focused on ray tracing and the three new GPUs called Quadro RTX 8000, 6000 and 5000. They are designed for use by film, video and video professionals. the simulation.
As for "ray tracing", it is a rendering technique known to produce some of the most realistic images available today. It is very famous for its high computing power.
Essentially, this method produces very realistic reflection, refraction and scattering effects on images. Turing is designed to stimulate this type of imaging with RT cores that use artificial intelligence to enable real-time ray tracing. The new system can apparently run simulations six times faster than Pascal, the previous version.
Turing's architecture also includes tensor cores, processors that accelerate training and learning inference. The latter can provide up to 500 trillion tensor operations per second.
This level of performance optimizes the functionality of AI to build applications with powerful new features. All of these features are part of the software development kit, Nvidia NGX.
Turing, along with other features of Nvidia NGX, will allow developers to easily integrate enhanced graphics, photo images, and accelerated video processing into applications with preformed networks. Of course, this new technology is not free. Products based on Turing technology have prices ranging from $ 2,000 to $ 10,000.