Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

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Re: Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

Post by Juju » Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:49 am

OnoSendai wrote:Yes, we will support rendering with multiple GPUs at once.
That there just made my day!

Any idea when this could be expected in the wild?
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Re: Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

Post by davide445 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:53 am

Juju wrote:....

Just the other day I saw that Alienware is offering a laptop, the Alienware 13, that has an optional extra "graphics amplifier" that can be plugged in to give it graphics expandability and offer some form of future proofing. Excellent!

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Alienware 13 it's just the first available out of the box eGPU solution, that come out with high cost. Also use a non standard interface so can be used only on Alienware laptop.

For lower cost and max future proof you can build a DIY eGPU solution if your laptop does have ExpressCard, mPCIe, PCI-E or Thunderbolt available interface.

Unfortunately due to Intel obstructionism TB solution cost more than it should be, anyway your are sure can work on any future hw.

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Re: Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

Post by OnoSendai » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:00 am

Juju wrote:
OnoSendai wrote:Yes, we will support rendering with multiple GPUs at once.
That there just made my day!

Any idea when this could be expected in the wild?
Hard to say exactly.
Once 3.8 stable is done we will think about doing some beta testing of the early pure GPU stuff.

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Re: Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

Post by davide445 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:13 am

Juju wrote:
OnoSendai wrote:Yes, we will support rendering with multiple GPUs at once.
That there just made my day!

Any idea when this could be expected in the wild?
Looking at past beta to stable release lead time we can expect something about 1y from the first public beta.
Meaning 3.8 available somewhere in 2015Q1 and pure GPU only much later (1y?).
Just my opinion.

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Re: Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

Post by OnoSendai » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:16 am

3.8 stable is nearly done.

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Re: Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

Post by davide445 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:22 am

OnoSendai wrote:3.8 stable is nearly done.
To be transparent: mine was not in any way a critic of your hard work.
Just applied statistics.

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Re: Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

Post by OnoSendai » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:28 am

davide445 wrote:
OnoSendai wrote:3.8 stable is nearly done.
To be transparent: mine was not in any way a critic of your hard work.
Just applied statistics.
Sure thing, no problem :)

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Re: Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

Post by doreamon » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:08 pm

Will this be a new separate product than the indigo standard and indigo rt versions?

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Re: Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

Post by Zom-B » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:22 pm

doreamon wrote:Will this be a new separate product than the indigo standard and indigo rt versions?
it will be a v4 feature (no idea about RT!!?).
If you buy Indigo now, you'll get a free upgrade to v4 btw (scroll way down!):
http://www.indigorenderer.com/Indigo3.8
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Re: Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

Post by DJ AntOn » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:38 pm

What is btw ?
When release v4 beta?

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Re: Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

Post by Zom-B » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:44 pm

DJ AntOn wrote:What is btw ?
its short form of "By The Way"
DJ AntOn wrote:When release v4 beta?
When its done :)
I'm sure there will be more examples of v4 Photon Mapping and GPU rendering before the release...
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Re: Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

Post by Oscar J » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:52 am

Zom-B wrote:
doreamon wrote:Will this be a new separate product than the indigo standard and indigo rt versions?
it will be a v4 feature (no idea about RT!!?).
If you buy Indigo now, you'll get a free upgrade to v4 btw (scroll way down!):
http://www.indigorenderer.com/Indigo3.8

No, I think that sale ended in december.

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Re: Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

Post by Zom-B » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:39 am

Oscar J wrote:No, I think that sale ended in december.
Afaik this isn't bound to a limited sale, or ist that mentioned somwhere on the 3.8 release page??
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Re: Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

Post by OnoSendai » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:51 pm

Any 3.8 purchases from now on will qualify for a free upgrade to Indigo 4.

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Re: Really pure GPU rendering due to slow CPU

Post by doreamon » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:34 pm

OnoSendai wrote:Any 3.8 purchases from now on will qualify for a free upgrade to Indigo 4.
How will this affect the RT product? Discontinued? Features updated?

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