NVIDIA Announced New GeForce Driver in April will Enable DXR Support for Pascal GeForce 10 Series

NVIDIA has announced that they will be releasing a new GeForce Driver in April which will enable DXR support for Pascal GeForce 10 series and Turing GeForce 16 series graphics cards. The cards that will be supported through the latest driver will include:

  • NVIDIA Titan V
  • NVIDIA Titan XP
  • Titan Titan X
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

The driver will also support NVIDIA GeForce and Max-Q based notebooks with the respective GPUs so that’s another reason you should be excited for your Pascal graphics cards.

According to NVIDIA, while all of these non-RTX cards would indeed support real-time raytracing, the feature will be limited to Basic RT effects along with a lower ray count than what’s possible on the architecturally tuned RTX graphics cards. Features such as raytracing reflections will work fine but the more taxing effects such as raytracing based global illumination would require some serious horsepower and that’s where RTX comes in.