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Well said about GPUs, applicable to computing

posted Aug 2, 2016, 11:21 AM by Dong Xu   [ updated Aug 2, 2016, 5:20 PM ]
http://furryball.aaa-studio.eu/aboutFurryBall/benchmarks.html

  • Always use the latest NVIDIA drivers! (some older versions can cause crashing of FurryBall)
  • Remember, if you will use FurryBall with OLD, or SLOW GPU, it NEVER is powerful as it is!!! 
    GPU rendering could be MUCH slower than CPU render when you render on old GPU. The meaningful ratio is above 0,5 for serious work - Compare your card with others.
  • Multi-GPU rendering is supported, but we recommend combine only SAME GPUs. Combining LOW and HIGH card in one computer can be paradoxically slower, than only one single GPU.  You can't combine MAXWELL, KEPLER, FERMI and TESLA cards together. (for example: Titan core is KEPLER, but TITAN X is MAXWELL) - More info.
  • Processor (CPU) speed is NOT important for GPU rendering an expensive multi-core CPU is not required, but a fast multi-core CPU will improve the scene loading speed and working in 3D application.
  • The most important for rendering is GPU memory - Don't skimp on GPU Memory!
  • GPU memory is NEVER multiplied in systems with more GPUs. (2x Titan with 6GB has "just" 6GB total)
  • SLI mode has no effect on FurryBall - multiple GPU can be selected in FurryBall app. (SLI cause lower GPU memory)
  • Available memory in FurryBall means TOTAL FREE memory in the system (Windows and other application also use GPU memory..)
  • Number of GPU in a single computer is unlimited, but we recommend 3-4 at maximum because more GPU is not so effective and overhead is too big.
 
New Benchmarks for FurryBall RT - Please visit detail FurryBall benchmarks page.

 

Nvidia GTX 1070, 1080 - 8 GB
Nvidia TITAN, TITAN X and Z , - 6 - 12 GB
Nvidia Quadro K6000 / Tesla K40 - 12 GB 
Nvidia GTX 980, 980 Ti - 4 GB
Nvidia GTX 780, 780 Ti, - 3 GB (fast as Titan, but just 3 GB)
Nvidia GTX 590, 690, - 1.5 - 3 GB

Nvidia Quadro K5000 / Tesla K20 - 4 GB 

Nvidia GTX 680, 770 - 2 - 4 GB
Nvidia Quadro 6000 - 6 GB
Nvidia GTX 480, 580, 660 - 1.5 - 3 GB
Nvidia Quadro 2000, 4000, 5000 - 4 GB 
Nvidia GTX 650, 460, 560, - 2 GB

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