I need some help to choose a GPU.
I do architectural renders, but not that kind of super realistic visualizations, with a lot of furniture, plants,… What I do is more like working renders, to get an idea of how the project looks like. I use image textures, to figure out how different materials will combine. Of course, at the end I want to show the renders to other people, but it’s not the main purpose.
While designing, I’m doing changes all the time, and I have almost permanently a viewport in render mode. So it’s good for me if this render refresh is fast.
I also use several lights, specially when rendering interiors.
I’ve found 2 GPU with similar prices:
-1050ti with 4Gb… 199€
-1060 with 3Gb…215€
So, what would be better for me? The more RAM of the first one, or the more cuda cores of the other?
I understand that cuda cores are the “engine” that makes all the calculating, so more cores should give more rendering speed, and RAM is necessary to load textures, and I’ve read that if you get short of RAM then Blender/Cycles crashes. I don’t know what I need when using a lot of lights.
I’ve been doing a test with 2 architecture example models: Mies Pavillion and Classroom. While rendering, there is some kind of data at the top of the rendering window (time, remaining time,…), and seems like the peak RAM used is 297M.
So, can I consider that 3Gb is good enough to these type of renders?