A Deep Dive Into The AMD/Intel CPU + NVIDIA GPU Performance With Blender 2.90

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 3 September 2020. Page 3 of 6. 9 Comments

Next up was making use of an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X system with a NVIDIA GeForce TITAN RTX graphics card while carrying out the 2.82 vs. 2.90 comparison but looking at the various GPU acceleration methods rather than just the CPU-based rendering.

When looking at the CUDA performance, Blender 2.90 on this system was taking longer to render compared to Blender 2.82.

OpenCL rendering meanwhile saw Blender 2.90 generally faster than Blender 2.82.

Meanwhile the flagship NVIDIA back-end for Blender these days is the OptiX code-path. Originally the Blender OptiX functionality was just for RTX graphics cards but has now been extended to cover Maxwell, Pascal, and non-RTX Turing cards too. The OptiX code-path with Blender 2.90 was generally faster than the 2.82 release.

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