The Platform for a New Generation
of Applications

The NVIDIA RTX platform is one of NVIDIA’s most important innovations in computer graphics, ushering in a new generation of applications that simulate the physical world at unprecedented speeds. Enhanced with new AI, ray tracing, and simulation technologies, RTX is a full-stack platform that enables incredible 3D designs, photorealistic simulations, and stunning visual effects—faster than ever.

Real-time Ray Tracing Powered by Turing


Ray tracing

The RTX platform realizes the dream of real-time cinematic-quality rendering through optimized ray-tracing APIs such as NVIDIA OptiX, Microsoft DXR, and Vulkan. The ability to render photorealistic objects and environments in real time with perfectly accurate shadows, reflections, and refractions now makes it possible for artists and designers to create amazing content faster than ever before.

Artificial intelligence

The RTX platform features the new NVIDIA NGX SDK to infuse powerful AI-enhanced capabilities into visual applications. This dramatically accelerates creativity for artists and designers by freeing up time and resources through intelligent manipulation of images, automation of repetitive tasks, and optimization of compute-intensive processes.


The RTX platform features advances in programmable shading such as variable-rate shading, texture-space shading and multi-view rendering. These enable the creation of richer visuals with more fluid interactivity with large models and scenes, and improved VR experiences.


Lifelike visuals are the result of not only how something looks, but also of how it behaves. With the power of CUDA® cores and APIs such as NVIDIA PhysX®, Flow, FleX, and CUDA, the RTX platform enables accurate modelling of the behavior of real-world objects in everything from games to virtual environments and special effects.


The RTX platform supports industry standards such as Pixar’s Universal Scene Description (USD) and the open-source NVIDIA Material Definition Language (MDL) to provide efficient asset interchange between applications and maximizes productivity for artists and designers.



The NVIDIA Ampere architecture expands the RTX platform with second generation of RTX GPUs, bringing exceptional performance and breakthrough innovations to millions of professionals. Featuring the latest-generation RT Cores, Tensor Cores, and CUDA cores for unprecedented graphics, rendering, and AI performance, NVIDIA Ampere powers the world's most advanced graphics solutions to date.


Unveiled in 2018, the NVIDIA Turing architecture revolutionized professional visual computing forever with the biggest architectural leap forward since the invention of the NVIDIA CUDA GPU in 2006. Armed with Tensor Cores for AI inference and first-generation RT Cores for real-time ray tracing, Turing defied design limitations by ushering in a new era of creative possibilities.


The NVIDIA RTX platform empowers developers to redefine what’s possible in computer graphics, video, and imaging. Accelerate application development by leveraging the powerful new ray tracing, deep learning, and rasterization capabilities through industry-leading software SDKs and APIs.  

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