NVIDIA OptiX™ Downloads

OptiX is free to use within any application, including commercial and educational applications. To download, you must be a member of the NVIDIA Developer Program.

Key Features and Components

  • Shader Execution Reordering (SER)
  • Programmable GPU-accelerated Ray-Tracing Pipeline
  • Single-ray shader programming model using C++
  • Optimized for current and future generations of NVIDIA GPU architectures
  • Transparently scales across multiple GPUs
  • Automatically combines GPU memory over NVLink for large scenes
  • AI Accelerated rendering using Tensor Cores
  • Ray Tracing acceleration using RT Cores
  • Free for Commercial-Use
  • ARM support
Operating System Windows, Linux, OSX, Power9,
ARM (7.5)
(see release notes for specific version)

NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tesla products with Maxwell and newer generation GPUs.

Recent NVIDIA Display Driver

Development Environment C/C++ Compiler and Recent CUDA Toolkit

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Download OptiX™ SDK 8.0.0 - (Windows, Linux)

Release Notes (90KB, PDF)

[DEVBLOG] - How to get started with OptiX 7.3 DevBlog or GTC Session

NOTE: Requires NVIDIA R535 driver or newer. You may need a Beta Driver for certain operating systems.
OptiX 8.0.0 introduces performance improvements and support for Shader Execution Reordering (SER)

Release Highlights NVIDIA® OptiX™ 8.0.0 (Aug 2023)

  • Shader Execution Reordering (SER)
  • Improved ribbon intersector that produces smoother segment connections
  • SDK sample optixPathTracer has been updated to support SER feature
  • The OptiX Demand Loading library is now fully asynchronous, with sparse texture tiles loaded in the background by
    multiple CPU threads while OptiX kernels execute on the GPU


OptiX support is available on NVIDIA's Developer Zone at: https://developer.nvidia.com/optix-forums

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