Thursday, June 27, 2013

GTX 780 GPU Rendering Benchmark with Octane Render

As a follow up to our article Do you need NVIDIA Maximus for GPU Rendering, we've prepared some benchmarks showing how the recently released GTX 780 stacks up against its big brother the GTX Titan and the Tesla K20.

The video below provides a visual performance comparison of all three cards during the interactive rendering process. These tests are derived from the standard Octane Render benchmark and the results may surprise you.

With fewer CUDA cores, the GTX 780 easily beats the Tesla K20 but predictably falls short of the GTX Titan. As we pointed out in a recent article, performance isn't everything when choosing a GPU for rendering. If you haven't done so yet, take a look at the article mentioned above for more information on this topic.

Be sure to check back with us next month during Siggraph as we'll have some very exciting news and benchmarks to share with you on the GPU rendering front.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

MotoCzysz Rules the Racetrack with BOXX

The Isle of Man (IOM) TT, located on the famed island in the Irish Sea, is home to the most difficult and dangerous motorcycle racetrack in the world. It is also where, for two weeks each year, the motorsport’s major players—both manufacturers and riders alike, come to prove that they belong among the motorcycling elite. Their machines snake through 37.7 miles of narrow, winding, roads punctuated with dizzying curves and lined with trees, hedgerows, homes, and fans, in a death-defying quest to exceed average speeds over 100 miles per hour. “Death-defying” is not hyperbole. In fact, throughout its history, over 230 IOM TT riders and spectators have lost their lives during the annual race. And it is here on this track, (as well as others) that MotoCzysz has chalked up numerous victories, earning the attention of the motorcycling world.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Do you need NVIDIA Maximus for GPU Rendering?

In the past few years, many 3D artists have begun to take advantage of GPUs in their workflow. Renderers like V-Ray RT, iray, Octane, and others offer the ability to accelerate the rendering process by offloading the ray tracing calculations to the GPU. In addition to rendering, the GPU also plays a role in other areas of the pipeline like fluid and particle simulation. In this article, we'll take a look at how 3D artists are using GPUs in their workflow and discuss the potential benefits of NVIDIA's 2nd generation Maximus technology.