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Mylenium

Member Since 11 Oct 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 27 2016 05:36 AM
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In Topic: GTX 1080

31 May 2016 - 08:42 AM

Not sure what you are getting at. If you (or those VRay people) need a Pascal-based Tesla card for whatever reason, then simply buy it. Otherwise I fail to see the point in such discussions. Why would nVidia even care if gaming cards have DP and all that nice stuff, when it's not needed for their originally intendend use? I think people are forgetting that it was never anyone's intention for people to use gaming cards to drive GPU renderers. It just happened incidentally and now everyone gets wound up over nVidia not playing ball and not throwing out advanced features on lower tier card models. IMO that's all there is to it. People simply have wrong expectations. Imagine a world where GPU-based raytracers wouldn't even exist... And clearly so far those renderers do wonderful things even today without DP and will continue to do so for a while. Even if DP became the latest fashion, it would be a technical requirement that this stuff also runs on legacy hardware to provide a healthy user base that actually buys this stuff...

 

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In Topic: GTX 1080

31 May 2016 - 05:17 AM

Looks like Nvidia is starting to shift more of the high end features off the gaming cards and exclusively putting them into the "Pro" ones :(

 

Not really. The article you linked doesn't even have much relevance for gaming. Double precision in that case are more of an "would be nice" thing for simulations and certain clipping calculations, but it's not essential, even more so since the game engines and APIs do not even have features that would use such a DP infrastructure. It might one day become more relevant, but at this point this is merely a citizen of Nerdistan obsessing about made up "deficiencies" of an retail card vs. an architecture for scientific use. If at all I would imagine all developers of GPU renderers facepalming themselves for nVidia leaving them hanging in mid air without hardware DP support...

 

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In Topic: GTX 1080

27 May 2016 - 07:34 AM

Well for upgrading from my current card and getting one that will handle VR well.

 

And your current card would happen to be...? And your VR solution is...? Throwing around generics is not particularly useful. If you already have a 980 or Titan Black, it will be plenty for a good while. It's not like the 1080 is going to make much of a difference for most stuff, anyway. As long as developers haven't adapted their software, you won't see any enhancements and even then it remains to be seen whether you see a significant boost. You just need to check gaming sites. Different engines, different results. Some games like the new "Doom" have insane framerates on a 1080, others make barely a burp. As always, there's more to this than just buying expensive hardware...

 

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In Topic: GTX 1080

26 May 2016 - 07:35 PM

And for what? Jeez, people always get carried away with jerking off on new hardware...

 

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In Topic: Texture start animating after specific action...

08 April 2016 - 05:53 AM

Ah, yes. Forgot about that old clunky workflow...

 

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