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

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Sat Sep 24 15:28:15 CEST 2011


For sure: with a Nvidia GTX you get it work. With ATIs is a waiting  
game... we can't make predictions reasonably.


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

On 24 Sep, 2011, at 15:13, K M wrote:

> Hi, thanks for the reply! Can I expect OpenCL to be fully functional  
> by around December or so? The Nvidia Geforce GTXs look attractive,  
> but I'm buying a whole computer with the Graphics card from Dell,  
> and there isn't much choice there with Nvidia cards.
> "Hi,
> 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-"
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