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Titan X vs 980 Ti
show user profile  donvella
What would you buy? I need to get 2 of these cards for 3d, & 3d compositing (for 2 machines). I just dont know when I would need the extra 6gb for the titan? I dont do any realtime 3d stuff.

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9/9/2015 7:53:01 AM (last edit: 9/9/2015 8:02:36 AM)
show user profile  gogodr
Say you want to browse a huge scene in your viewport with 4k~8k textures.
You might need the extra video RAM in that scenario.
Having a huge video card on your rig is all about making your workflow easier.

And even so, maybe the bottleneck is not there. I would say that for work, a beast processor is way more important than a beast video card. after the CPU, look into RAM, then into SSDs / PCI-Express SSDs if you handle a lot of files on each project. Then the video card.

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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9/9/2015 8:48:05 AM (last edit: 9/9/2015 8:48:05 AM)
show user profile  donvella
got the rest sorted except the cpu, im divided between the dual xeon hexcore 2.3ghz (40buckets) or the dual 6core 3ghz... (24buckets)... considering most operations are single core im tempted to go 6core cos we have enough render blades for buckets... but still DR isnt solid.

basically its a 512 pcie
64gb ram

should be enough for base, but i just wanted to have the best video card and cpu for archviz type work

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9/9/2015 9:15:25 AM (last edit: 9/9/2015 9:17:45 AM)
show user profile  gogodr
oh well, if you have a rendering server/farm at your disposal then it changes the whole picture 180º. You dont really need a lot of processing power in your end client PC. (the one you use to build your scene)
And for archViz, if you deal with a lot of vegetation and want to preview it in say iRay before sending it to render, you will need a beast card with a lot of video RAM.
Maybe a quadro would be a better investment than a beast CPU. (since your processing power is in the servers)

really depends of your normal workflow, if it is traditional computing power heavy or parallel computing power heavy.

Normal rendering needs CPU, real time stuff like iRay needs GPU (Memory over core speeds)

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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9/9/2015 9:29:38 AM (last edit: 9/9/2015 9:32:17 AM)
show user profile  donvella
I use a quadro k4000 and its absolutely hopeless. We use vray and the RT is still shit for both the titan card and the quadro so we dont use it. We still need high end CPUs for our work stations and money is not an issue. I just want 'the dream pc' basically.

A top notch system to work on thats the fastest it can be and then extra buckets from the render farm.

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9/9/2015 9:46:21 AM (last edit: 9/9/2015 9:47:19 AM)
show user profile  gogodr
well.. the highest end right now is the
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v3
(45M Cache, 2.50 GHz)
you say money is not an issue, but we are really talking around 7k$ to 8k$ per CPU, you can have a workstation with 2 of those and that should be the fastest commercial workstation solution on earth, that along with 256GB of DDR4 RAM
If your company can cost 16k$ to 20k$ workstations, thats the best you can get with the most recent technology (this last Xeon E7v3 was launched not long ago and it is a very big jump from the last architecture)

if the company haves more than 10 workstations a virtualization solution and upgrade of the rendering servers cluster would be a better investment tho. The optimal would be to leave all the processing power to the rendering servers and give the designers and architects mainstream to high end workstations along with virtual terminals to check their rendering tasks. (with an optimal rendering server, you could have yoru renders faster than with a really high end single workstation, mostly because when investing in many workstations, I'm more than sure that the CPU power will be just used now and then when someone needs a render in a specific machine and the rest of the time it will be unused, so it is money not well spent)

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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9/9/2015 10:08:55 AM (last edit: 9/9/2015 10:14:07 AM)
show user profile  donvella

and the video card?

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9/9/2015 10:11:15 AM (last edit: 9/9/2015 10:11:15 AM)
show user profile  gogodr
I really think that Quadros should be better than the Titan for large scenes. And there is always the nvidia Tesla, thought it might be overkill.

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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9/9/2015 10:15:22 AM (last edit: 9/9/2015 10:15:22 AM)
show user profile  donvella
Yeh i thought so too. After testing the titan has been much faster then our quadros. Ill give the 980 ti a shot and see how it compares against the titan.

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9/9/2015 12:18:49 PM (last edit: 9/9/2015 12:18:49 PM)
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