NVIDIA Turing GPU mesh shaders get detailed

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 18 2018 @ 16:57 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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On its Developer Blog, NVIDIA uploaded a big post that explains the inner workings of the new mesh shaders of the Turing architecture. You can read the details over here.
The Turing architecture introduces a new programmable geometric shading pipeline through the use of mesh shaders. The new shaders bring the compute programming model to the graphics pipeline as threads are used cooperatively to generate compact meshes (meshlets) directly on the chip for consumption by the rasterizer. Applications and games dealing with high-geometric complexity benefit from the flexibility of the two-stage approach, which allows efficient culling, level-of-detail techniques as well as procedural generation.

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