The surname of the famous British mathematician has officially become the chipmaker's brand - and may be the basis for an even more significant change in the names of the video cards we know
The media incident in question NVIDIA Only a week away from us, but the mystery surrounding what is about to be displayed is still very large - now we get first-hand evidence that Turing is a name the developer wants to use for its future products (with its listing as its registered mark in the United States), and alongside it Another name that joins the cauldron: GeForce RTX.
RTX is the name of its new Ray Tracing technology NVIDIA A few months ago - a processing method that calculates all the light rays received at a point in space according to the defined light sources and allows for very realistic and advanced effects of real-time illumination and shading, although at the cost of powerful and dedicated processing capabilities. The need for very large computational power has prevented widespread use of this technology to date, but now it seems thatNVIDIA Feel that there is a ripeness to the revolution in the way games and graphical applications work - and may change the name of the model family from theGeForce Home from GTX toRTX To emphasize this.
NVIDIA has made a commercial registration of the names GeForce RTX andQuadro RTX, And now there are predictions that the new 2080 and 2070 models that will inherit the GTX 1080 and the GTX 1070 respectively will receive the extension RTX Because of their support for this technology standard, while the new and more modest 1060 and 1050 models will continue to carry the GTX extension that has been with us for more than a decade.
It is worth noting that we continue to hear reports of the code name Ampere whose product support has been added to a number of technical applications and performance tests on the market - and now one of the explanations is that the division into RTX and GTX will be reflected in two different architectures. Mainstream, when both will join Volta Which is already in the world of robotics and the powerful processing world.
Such a move would be the first of its kind for NVIDIA, And really the first of its kind in the entire graphics processing market, with quite a few potential financial risks when it comes to chip production and utilization - but also one that can be very smart in the long run, enabling different processing areas to evolve in the right and best direction for them. There is no meager moment in the hardware world!