CUDA Real-Time Ray Tracer

January 03, 2010

During the christmas holidays i rewrote my ray tracer for the NVIDIA CUDA architecture.

CUDA is extremely powerful: with an NVIDA 285 i achieved more than 250 FPS for 640x480 pixels, 57 FPS for 1080x1030.

Compare this with a similiar ray tracer running on an Intel Core i7 920.

Remark: This post was adapted to the new blog format in November 2016.