NVidia gave me a 1080Ti to work on CUDA too some weeks ago. Here are the first results and the corresponding build for 64bit windows:
Last crowdfunding was a good experience, but didn’t permit to live from it. So I will most certainly accept a job offer for a private company. What will be open then will be up to them. Seeing what people buy for hardware here and how many are downloading the builds I do, I think there is really the possibility for the community to pay devs like me so that you get the speedups and new features. My patches together allow to buy a 1060 for 190€ instead of a 1070 for 385€ and get about the same performance. If you split the spare money between dev fund and you, you get 100€ for what you want and 100€ for the dev. Every 30 people doing so brings one month of paid development! So in the end you get instantly same performance, better one on long term with the development and more money. Even if it’s all a half of what I said, you get a better deal balancing your investment between fost and hardware than when you put all the money in hardware.
My 2 cent. Let me know how it works for you with this build. If it’s my last open contribution for a long time, thanks to all the donators again, you do a great job!