Nvidia is showing at the Game Developers Conference that it’s got RTX ray tracing and cutting-edge DLSS technology running on its Arm processor laptop. It’s a chip from MediaTek, aided by a GeForce RTX 3060 GPU.
The game shown is Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Nvidia has teamed up with developer MachineGames and publisher Bethesda to run the game using RTX and DLSS on an Arm laptop. It is just a demonstration. There are no plans for a commercial release of a modified version of this game for Arm PCs.
According to Nvidia This game was chosen to demonstrate RTX and DLSS playback on an Arm PC due to the flexibility of the idTech engine that the game runs on. Nvidia does not provide details about performance; The purpose of the presentation is to show the impact of techniques on the arm.
Nvidia ported several RTX SDKs to run on Arm machines with Linux and Chromium. These features include DLSS, RTX Direct Illumination, Nvidia Optix AI-Acceleration Denoiser, RTX Memory Utility, and RTX Global Illumination.
Rtxdi, NRD, and Rtxmu SDKs for Arm with Linux and Chromium are available to developers right away. According to Nvidia, Rtxgi and DLSS will soon follow. Developers can use it to release games and software for Arm devices using the above technologies. However, an RTX video card is required to use it. There are currently no Arms with these GPUs for sale.
For demonstrations, Nvidia uses a laptop with a MediaTek Kompanio processor. Those socs were announced as slides last year For Chromebooks. MT8195 is used in the demo. This is a 6nm Arm processor for laptops with four Arm Cortex-A78 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores.
Nvidia benefits from having its technology running on Arm hardware. The video card manufacturer you want Buying weapons for 40 billion dollars. There is a lot of criticism of these acquisition plans, due to the power that Nvidia will have. Several companies license Arm to make their own processors. The acquisition is still under investigation by the United Kingdom and the European Union.