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.
- 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,|
(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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Release Notes (90KB, PDF)
[DEVBLOG] - How to get started with OptiX 7 DevBlog
NOTE: Requires NVIDIA 530.41 driver or newer.
Release Highlights NVIDIA® OptiX™ 7.7 (March 2023)
The OptiX 7.7 adds support for Displacement Micromaps (DMMs) that provide hardware accelerated displacement for triangle mesh geometry. DMMs are supported on GPUs with RTCores and accelerated in hardware on the new Ada Lovelace generation of GPUs. Cubic curves can now be specified with a Bezier basis, and we introduce support for quadratic B-Spline ribbons (curves with a flat cross-section). The denoiser now supports temporal denoising in conjunction with 2x upscaling.
OptiX support is available on NVIDIA's Developer Zone at: https://developer.nvidia.com/optix-forums
If you have any confidential concerns please send your issues directly to OptiX-Help@NVIDIA.com and we will do our best to address them. E-mailed questions found not to be confidential will often be redirected to the forum so the community can benefit from the answers.