I know some people might already have asked this but I’m being too lazy to search for posts and maybe it hasn’t been asked this way. So here we go…
Does blender need a graphic card/gpu for renders? I am talking about renders only here.
I bought a new workstation, basically an AMD64-2ghz with an nvidiaGeF6600 graphic card. Whenever I render, the blender process uses 99% of my cpu. So I thought that blender mainly relies on the CPU of the mainboard for renders. Is it the case?
I’m thinking that if it is the case, I might buy some cheap micro-atx towers and make very basic systems but with a powerful CPU and big RAM to do the renders.
Most motherboards today have an integrated gpu and sound card, so we can have systems with only cpu/mainboard/ram/harddisk. Thus, I could work on my current PC and when I need to do heavy renders, I send it to the other machine which will do the slave work, leaving me the leisure of using my main pc the way I want.