Version: 2019.4
Using the Universal Render Pipeline
Scriptable Render Pipeline fundamentals

Using the High Definition Render Pipeline

The High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP) is a prebuilt Scriptable Render Pipeline, built by Unity. HDRP lets you create cutting-edge, high-fidelity graphics for high-end platforms.

Use HDRP for AAA quality games, automotive demos, architectural applications and anything that requires high-fidelity graphics. HDRP uses physically-based lighting and materials, and supports both forward and deferred renderingThe process of drawing graphics to the screen (or to a render texture). By default, the main camera in Unity renders its view to the screen. More info
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. HDRP uses compute shaderA small script that contains the mathematical calculations and algorithms for calculating the Color of each pixel rendered, based on the lighting input and the Material configuration. More info
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technology and therefore requires compatible GPU hardware.

For information on how to use HDRP, see the HDRP documentation microsite.

Using the Universal Render Pipeline
Scriptable Render Pipeline fundamentals