OptiX 7.0 Release

We just released OptiX 7!

OptiX 7 introduces a new low-level CUDA-centric API giving application developers direct control of memory, compilation, and launches while maintaining the programming model and shader types.

DOWNLOAD: https://developer.nvidia.com/designworks/optix/download

RELEASE NOTES: https://developer.nvidia.com/designworks/optix/downloads/7.0.0/releasenotes

DOCUMENTATION: https://raytracing-docs.nvidia.com/optix7/index.html

Please note that the OptiX 7 API is not backwards compatible with OptiX 6.5 or earlier. You will also need an NVIDIA driver numbered 435 or higher to begin using OptiX 7.

Including links from below:

Keith’s getting started blog post: https://devblogs.nvidia.com/how-to-get-started-with-optix-7/

Ingo’s Siggraph 2019 course notes: https://gitlab.com/ingowald/optix7course

To complement our SDK samples, Ingo Wald recently put together a step-by-step tutorial introduction to developing an OptiX 7 application, complete with lots of example code. There are also links to his Siggraph course notes that include some good background information as well as a lot of performance tips for your OptiX applications.


Keith recently wrote a nice blog post about getting started with OptiX 7