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Which Graphics cards are the best for use with 3DC? Nvidia GTX 1080 or Radeon™ Pro WX 7100? I'm using 3DC for high poly and low poly work. Any thoughts?

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Your OS base system is windows ?

GTX 1080 ti is best suited for that task.

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2 hours ago, andre3000 said:

Is sculpting and SSAO accelerated on Radeon?

I read CUDA and think Nvidia only.

Several years ago, CUDA made more of a difference than it does now, as it accelerates only the Voxel brushes. But the brushes are otherwise heavily CPU multi-threaded. Plus, CUDA implementation in 3D Coat hasn't been recompiled/updated, which would allow it to take advantage of some of the newer CUDA technologies. The main reason for that is Andrew doesn't think the benefit of doing so would be worth the cost in time spent in development. Surface mode sculpting is where 3D Coat really shines. Voxels are still really good for carefree and fast boolean operations.

So, in short, CUDA really doesn't have much of an impact on performance in 3D Coat. A good CPU, with lots of cores/threads and fast RAM is where you want to invest your hardware $$$, if you want to get the most out of 3D Coat.

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4 hours ago, AbnRanger said:

Several years ago, CUDA made more of a difference than it does now, as it accelerates only the Voxel brushes. But the brushes are otherwise heavily CPU multi-threaded. Plus, CUDA implementation in 3D Coat hasn't been recompiled/updated, which would allow it to take advantage of some of the newer CUDA technologies. The main reason for that is Andrew doesn't think the benefit of doing so would be worth the cost in time spent in development. Surface mode sculpting is where 3D Coat really shines. Voxels are still really good for carefree and fast boolean operations.

So, in short, CUDA really doesn't have much of an impact on performance in 3D Coat. A good CPU, with lots of cores/threads and fast RAM is where you want to invest your hardware $$$, if you want to get the most out of 3D Coat.

This is good to know.

What about SSAO? When I ran CPU tests on the same gtx 970 which indicates that it does use the gpu exclusively.

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14 hours ago, AbnRanger said:

It was OpenCL, but Carrots changed it to use the shading language (DX or GL)

Is there anything that uses Cuda and beats a cpu like the 1700x, anymore?

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10 hours ago, andre3000 said:

Is there anything that uses Cuda and beats a cpu like the 1700x, anymore?

Using Voxel brushes, you might notice a bit of difference, but probably very little.

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