CGTalk > Software Specific Forums > Autodesk 3ds max
Login register
Thread Closed share thread « Previous Thread | Next Thread »
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-13-2012, 05:12 AM   #61
jigu
FlakMaster!
 
jigu's Avatar
portfolio
Jignesh Jariwala
3D/VFX Artist
Freelance
surat, India
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,504
Send a message via Yahoo to jigu
Gaming cards has got more cuda than quadro. So sure iRay runs faster on that but you don't get much more RAM on it.

As for temperature, I noticed that when it comes to buy cards, it's better to get cards with 2 fans. I have GTX 580 (PNY from USA, 1 fan) and GTX 570 (2 fans). When doing rendering with iRay, GTX 580 temp stays aroun 71 C and GTX 570 stays much down to 60C around.
__________________
www.jhjariwala.com
Demoreel 2012
 
Old 07-13-2012, 05:58 AM   #62
darthviper107
Expert
 
darthviper107's Avatar
portfolio
Zachary Brackin
3D Artist
Precocity LLC
Dallas, USA
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,881
Well the tests in VrayRT are in OpenCL mode rather than Cuda, perhaps it would render even faster with Cuda.

As far as the memory. Gaming cards are limited in that way, but you'd have to go up to a Tesla or a Quadro 6000 get more than the 3GB available on the GTX 580. And then once iRay is updated then it could support the GTX 680 with 4GB of memory.
__________________
The Z-Axis
 
Old 07-13-2012, 07:16 AM   #63
tomdarchitect
New Member
portfolio
Thomas Donalek
Chicago, United States Minor Outlying Islands
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5
While we are on the subject of gaming cards versus "proper" GPU cards (Quadros/Teslas), and we are concerned about the temperatures these cards run at versus their life span....

Has anyone actually "burned out" a GTX card running iRay or RT on it, yet? Any second-hand stores of doing so? Like any consumer product, they fail from time to time, even on a lightly used system, but given that they are being run hard for long periods doing rendering, are there any stories of killing cards?
 
Old 07-13-2012, 08:26 AM   #64
jigu
FlakMaster!
 
jigu's Avatar
portfolio
Jignesh Jariwala
3D/VFX Artist
Freelance
surat, India
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,504
Send a message via Yahoo to jigu
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomdarchitect
Has anyone actually "burned out" a GTX card running iRay or RT on it, yet? Any second-hand stores of doing so? Like any consumer product, they fail from time to time, even on a lightly used system, but given that they are being run hard for long periods doing rendering, are there any stories of killing cards?


Actually gpu cards don't get burned out but if it crosses certain temperature then graphics driver failed error will come up and rendering will be stopped. I had actually burned out my motherboard while doing iRay rendering, even though I was running CPU (i7 930) at more than 95C , CPU still was fine but motherboard died. GPU was at 80C around. This was happened at normal aircooling lol.

I never had problem of burning cards with rendering for a long time in iRay, even I did continuously for more than 3 to 4 days.
__________________
www.jhjariwala.com
Demoreel 2012
 
Old 07-13-2012, 04:00 PM   #65
darthviper107
Expert
 
darthviper107's Avatar
portfolio
Zachary Brackin
3D Artist
Precocity LLC
Dallas, USA
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,881
I'm sure it can be an issue---like if the cards were running as hot as they were it probably would have gotten to the point of overheating. Luckily though it improved a lot just by moving the computer out of the corner to the other side of the desk so that the hot air doesn't get stuck behind the computer.

I haven't done much tests yet, but at work I've rendered quite a bit with iRay, on one machine with a GTX 460, and the other for 2 GTX 560's And that's like keeping the computer on for a couple weeks rendering each night and over weekends.
__________________
The Z-Axis
 
Old 07-13-2012, 06:07 PM   #66
BigPixolin
Banned
 
BigPixolin's Avatar
c none
US
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,764
I have rendered with 4x 480's over the past 2 years nights and weekends with no issues at all.
480's run pretty hot while rendering too. 90-92 degrees Celsius.
 
Old 11-17-2012, 04:00 PM   #67
kielbasa
Frequenter
portfolio
charles
Lodz, Poland
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 246
hello everyone here,

I found this thread while searching through the net for graphics card comparison, and their performance in 3ds max. The opinions vary so much that making a decision, trying to choose something (especially in reasonable price range) is rather tough.
Two days ago I spotted a thread, which might be somehow helpful for people trying to find any info about viewport performance on specific cards, systems, and Max version.

http://www.evermotion.org/vbulletin...ead.php?t=72251

I will be buying myself a graphic card within next two weeks, and my problem is that I didn't get to any conclusion yet and I wouldn't like to end up throwing some money on a card that won't help a lot..

Maybe some of You guys could try this scene out and post Your results so that me and maybe others would be able to realize what real life results are and it would help us what to buy.

thanks!
__________________
Phenom 2 945 3.0Ghz , Gigabyte ud3-770, Bequiet Pure Power 530W, Sapphire Passive 4670 512MB, 8gb RAM 800Mhz

Last edited by kielbasa : 11-17-2012 at 04:11 PM.
 
Old 11-17-2012, 10:09 PM   #68
darthviper107
Expert
 
darthviper107's Avatar
portfolio
Zachary Brackin
3D Artist
Precocity LLC
Dallas, USA
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,881
Quadro should be better performance in the viewport, but not at all good for rendering
__________________
The Z-Axis
 
Old 11-18-2012, 12:10 AM   #69
JohnnyRandom
Configurator
 
JohnnyRandom's Avatar
portfolio
John Rand
still wandering the binary void
salt lake city, USA
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 5,000
LOL and the debate goes on...

Go to the wiki page I posted and look at the nVidia GPU specs, there will lie your answer.
__________________
poof ~>Vimeo<~
 
Old 11-18-2012, 09:02 AM   #70
kielbasa
Frequenter
portfolio
charles
Lodz, Poland
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 246
That's what read on couple of forums, that Quadro should be better for viewport, but for the reasonable price all You can get is quadro600 and FirePro4900. Anybody has any of them and could tell us how they work in max 2012?
__________________
Phenom 2 945 3.0Ghz , Gigabyte ud3-770, Bequiet Pure Power 530W, Sapphire Passive 4670 512MB, 8gb RAM 800Mhz

Last edited by kielbasa : 11-18-2012 at 10:10 AM.
 
Old 11-18-2012, 10:16 AM   #71
jonadb
3D Artist
 
jonadb's Avatar
Jonathan de Blok
Netherlands
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,306
To make it even more complex.. if you have a fixed budget for your hardware, that Quadro will have to last 4 or 5 times as long.. so in the lifespan of a single quadro you could upgrade to the latest and greatest geforce a couple of times. Next gen geforce will probably be faster then current gen Quadro so take that into consideration as well.. good luck!
__________________
The GPU revolution will not be rasterized! - http://www.jdbgraphics.nl
 
Old 11-18-2012, 11:10 AM   #72
darthviper107
Expert
 
darthviper107's Avatar
portfolio
Zachary Brackin
3D Artist
Precocity LLC
Dallas, USA
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,881
In my experience it's not worth going for a Quadro unless you get one of the better ones like the Quadro 4000

The pricing doesn't compare to a video game GPU though, you can probably get a gaming card that will be cheaper and perform better for less up to a point.
__________________
The Z-Axis
 
Old 11-18-2012, 11:41 AM   #73
kielbasa
Frequenter
portfolio
charles
Lodz, Poland
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 246
Ok, that's about quadro600, but what about v4900? Has anyone any experience ?
__________________
Phenom 2 945 3.0Ghz , Gigabyte ud3-770, Bequiet Pure Power 530W, Sapphire Passive 4670 512MB, 8gb RAM 800Mhz
 
Old 11-18-2012, 11:41 AM   #74
CGTalk Moderation
Lord of the posts
CGTalk Forum Leader
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,066,481
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
__________________
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
 
Thread Closed share thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
CGSociety
Society of Digital Artists
www.cgsociety.org

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump
Miscellaneous

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.