These cards are likely sm_60 and they will not just work out of the box. I have just pre-ordered them. Ill check if we can release a 2.77a kernel that you just add to blender and that will work or if you might need 2.77b / 2.78.
I’d heard about the Win10/TitanX-980TI performance problem and that’s what I was wondering about. For myself I’m in no rush and can wait. I’m glad that when I built my new system last Fall that I went with a 960; I won’t feel so bad getting rid of it so soon.
These cards look great for sure. I’m probably getting a 1070 and then a 1080 Ti whenever that’s released. Whether these cards will work better with Blender remains to be seen but I’m doing game stuff anyway.
I can hardly wait 3 more weeks, but at the same time I also a bit skeptic about the speed claims. Twice as fast at half of the price…too good to be true? I smell marketing spins. The rumors have it that speed claim is referring to VR performance. I’ll wait for all the bench tests from indies.
8GB VRAM for $700, with comparable performance to Titan X? Hmm, if there are not some serious issues waiting to pop up, sign me up, I can try and be parsimonious and keep my scenes under 8GB… Now, I am also more interested in CUDA performance, but this seems like a good deal on the surface. Supposedly this architecture has v. good FP32 performance.
If I have to install Linux to use it with Blender, that’s fine by me. I’ve been meaning to learn how to use Linux anyway, lol
Anyone know when the 1080 Ti is meant to come out?
It’s not a rumor, it’s literally what they said at the presentation: Twice the performance (of a Titan X) for VR, because of the new “simultaneous multi-projection” feature.
Otherwise, NVIDIA claimed twice the performance of a GTX980 (~450$ right now) for the GTX1080 ($599 MSRP). Both the GTX1080 and the GTX1070 (380$ MSRP) are supposedly faster (but not by 2x) than the 980Ti (~550$) and the Titan X (~1100$).
Of course, those are vendor-selected benchmarks and it’ll always depend on the workload. Memory bandwidth in particular hasn’t really improved over the 980Ti/Titan X, since the memory interface is narrower (at a higher clock).
I wonder if Nvidia support the Blender Foundation at all by donating cards for them to test. I imagine it is in Nvidia’s interest for developers of all popular software to be able to thoroughly test and make sure their program works well with Nvidia’s cards.
Anyway, I’m pretty pumped for this card, even though I only upgraded to a 970 a few months ago Maybe I can sell it and get at least half my money back to put towards a new card. I’m mostly interested because of the greater power efficiency and VR performance - I don’t really do any offline rendering.