NVIDIA OptiX Ray Tracing SDK Available with GeForce Support


NVIDIA OptiX Ray Tracing Demo
Glass demo


NVIDIA has just released a new beta version of their ray tracing engine called OptiX. OptiX is a real time and programmable ray tracer optimized for GPUs. More information about OptiX can be found HERE.

This new version of OptiX SDK adds the support of GeForce graphics cards. Okay cool, let’s see that my friends.

I quickly plugged a GeForce GTX 280 + R196.21 under WinXP SP3.

If you want to skip the boring survey form, just jump HERE to grab the SDK.

Here are the demos shipped with the SDK. All ran fine on my GTX 280:

NVIDIA OptiX Ray Tracing Demo
Ambient occlusion demo

NVIDIA OptiX Ray Tracing Demo
Cook demo

NVIDIA OptiX Ray Tracing Demo
Tutorial 10 demo

NVIDIA OptiX Ray Tracing Demo
Cornell Box demo

NVIDIA OptiX Ray Tracing Demo
isg shadows demo

NVIDIA OptiX Ray Tracing Demo
Manta scene demo

NVIDIA OptiX Ray Tracing Demo
Photon map demo

I feel a little update of GPU Caps Viewer 😉

Thanks to Leith for the news!


14 thoughts on “NVIDIA OptiX Ray Tracing SDK Available with GeForce Support”

  1. JeGX Post Author

    Yep, OptiX demos work only on GT200 based graphics cards: GeForce GTX 260/275/280/285/295 or professional cards like Quadro FX 3800/4800/5800 or Tesla.

  2. hmmm

    but it worked on my 9800GTX 4 times. but after that an error occured. from then out of memory error is showing………i m using win7, 32bit, 196.21. i think in the final version it will run cause it ran 4 time nicely on my GPU…..

  3. hmmm

    another message is cuda_host_mem_alloc error !!
    i think this can be solved. but how?? any idea guyz

  4. fdfd

    The problem is that I have a GT240 ( which is GT200 based ) and neither works…

  5. hmmm

    Damn…. 196.21 driver was the culprit.
    Now working fine with 195.62….:D

  6. JeGX Post Author

    Maybe it’s the Vista/7 version of R196.21 that sucks because I had no problem with them under XP…

  7. Stefan

    JeGX, you’re right.
    I tried under Vista64 only.
    I double-checked using WinXP32 + 196.21 + 8800GTX – it works fine.

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  9. tom

    Tthe sample of optix can’t work under my computer
    Win7+Gtx680 cuda3.2 or cuda 4.0

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