Which graphic card to render on Rhino6 ? GTX1070TI or RADEON PRO DUO POLARIS

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#1

I am an independent product designer, I am currently evaluating Rhino6 and its inbuilt renderer ( Cycles right? ). I have never used my computer for GPU rendering before and I am discovering it right now. I usually do studios view of my product design (white background/ black and white HDRI or scene ), but I need them to render quick and in good quality.

I have a fairly old computer ( i72600,32GRAM, GTX580) I can’t purchase a new computer right now, so I am looking to boost my current platform with a New Graphic Card: a GTX 1070TI or a RADEON PRO DUO POLARIS 32G.

I am sure that the GTX 1070TI will do, cheaper than the 1080ti it looks to reach a decent score in computing tasks. (https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html)

The Radeon Pro duo Polaris 32G, well, it is a little bit more expensive than a 1080TI but appears to be more powerful for GPU renderings. However, I have found little information about it, especially about its compatibility with Rhino GPU rendering.

This is to use for 1 or 2 years and reuse that GPU later in a new build ( probably with Ryzen or i9).
Any pieces of advice? Feedback or comments?


#2

I would go for 1070Ti. When nvidia optix eventually gets to the market as part of various rendering engines, it won’t be available for AMD GFX.

Cheers,
Jonas


#3

Thanks Jonish for your reply, in that case, won’t make more sense to go full 1080TI?


(David Eränen) #4

If you’re planning to reuse the card later in an upgraded computer I would go for the 1080 Ti.


(Nathan 'jesterKing' Letwory) #5

With the upcoming SR1 (6.1) you’ll be able to use a Radeon Pro Duo Polaris with the Raytraced mode, though. It should be great, so it shouldn’t matter much which way you go. Personally I prefer AMD cards, but Raytraced on Nvidia cards tends to be a bit faster still at the moment. I use Raytraced with a Radeon Pro WX9100.


#6

Well I am heading to a GTX 1080 TI if available. If anyone is using a Radeon Pro Duo polaris, I will be very interested to read their feedbacks. Thanks Everyone for your support.