[Bf-cycles] Can Cycles fully utilize an AMD Radeon 6950?

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Sat Sep 24 13:52:06 CEST 2011


AMD is very positive and supportive to ensure OpenCL will work great  
for Cycles.
They added two 'tickets' with bugs/issues to solve already. The  
release cycle of such drivers is unknown though, this can take 3-6  
months even.

With AMD's commitment to OpenCL we expect it to work great in the  
future, but if you like 'bang for the bucks' right now, you should  
consider to get an NVidia GTX card.


Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
Blender Institute   Entrepotdok 57A  1018AD Amsterdam   The Netherlands

On 24 Sep, 2011, at 3:55, K M wrote:

> Hi, I'm planning on upgrading my graphics card(If you can even call  
> Intel HD graphics a Graphics Card), and I'm looking at an AMD Radeon  
> 6950 card for Cycles rendering. It seems to be a lot more bang for  
> the buck than Nvidia GeForces, but from what I heard, AMD cards have  
> what's known as Stream processors, which are totally different from  
> Nvidia cores. Cycles was designed for Nvidia, so a little guidance  
> from a developer would be nice.
> (I don't mean like OpenCL support, I know that's coming. I mean like  
> whether Cycles can use the full potential of the AMD )
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