We are pleased to announce that we are adding NVIDIA RTX cards to our lineup of GPU instances. NVIDIA's RTX generation introduced the concept of dedicated ray tracing (RT) cores for 3D acceleration and Tensor Cores for AI processing.
NVIDIA's description of new Ray Tracing technology:
RTX-capable GPUs include dedicated ray tracing acceleration hardware, use an advanced acceleration structure and implement an entirely new GPU rendering pipeline to enable real-time ray tracing in games and other graphics applications. Ray tracing acceleration is leveraged by developers through NVIDIA OptiX, Microsoft DXR enhanced with NVIDIA ray tracing libraries, and the upcoming Vulkan ray tracing API.
NVIDIA's blurb about the RTX AI capabilities:
NVIDIA NGX features utilize Tensor Cores to maximize the efficiency of their operation, and require an RTX-capable GPU. NGX makes it easy for developers to integrate AI features into their application with pre-trained networks.
In addition to these new onboard technologies, the RTX generation includes the typical performance increase of a new GPU generation so adding RTX to our GPU lineup was a no-brainer.
As of today, we are offering the RTX 4000 chip but we have plans to offer other cards as well.
We hope you enjoy!