Can’t find a good thread on this, as most are revolving around GTX 10 series and CUDA in general.
I have an AMD FX 8300, an R9 290x and GTX 680 in my system. GTX 680 was used primarily for rendering till AMD guys helped to split the kernel to give us good OpenCL. Now it is still there for rare times for extra rendering.
So a few questions, and maybe ignite some more discussions on OpenCL.
Intel and AMD CPu’s are supposed to support OpenCL, and even Nvïdia supports it. But when I use the extra flags to enable all OpenCL devices, I can not select all 3 of my devices (FX, R9 290, GTX 680) to render one scene. Any plans to implement OpenCL support for all devices?
I know Nvidia suffers when using OpenCL as they are not interested in supporting it so they are putting development resources to get it running smoothly (which is a bummer). But having the option to boost rendering even a bit would be helpful.
Side question, on my R9 290x, the shadows look like many “horizontal lines”. Ran Furmark and other GPU stresstest and no issues. Did anyone else experience this with the latest 16.5/16.6 drivers? Or maybe just my setup is messed up.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
And I hope that OpenCL development will be improved in the future. I’d even fund the developer fund (www.blender.fund) as long as OpenCL support gets more loving.