[Bf-cycles] Switch to CUDA Toolkit 4.2
blender at dingto.org
Mon Apr 30 13:40:03 CEST 2012
thanks for offering help. :)
Here is a current version of Trunk for win64, compiled with the Toolkit
4.2 and kernels 13, 20, 21 and 30.
Am 29.04.2012 22:31, schrieb David Black:
> Hi Thomas,
> Do you have a download link for your compiled version with 4.2.9? If
> helpful, can test it for you with both a 1GB GTX 460 and 2GB GTX 580m
> then let you know the results, if it crashes/freezes or not.
> Hope you're having a great weekend!
> On 29/04/2012 17:29, Thomas Dinges wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I did some extensive testing today with the new (stable release 4.2.9)
>> CUDA Toolkit with Blender 2.63 (45996) and current Trunk.
>> The results are fine (at least on my GT540 card), could not test other
>> cards yet.
>> Render time was the same, or in some cases a few seconds better.
>> However I experienced 1 serious issue with the Mike Pan BMW Test scene.
>> 2.63 compiled with Toolkit 4.2 did not want to render, it frooze at the
>> "Packing BVH Triangles". I was unable to kill the Blender process, I had
>> to force shut down my computer. This happened 2 times (I did not want to
>> test it further).
>> I think that this might be a bug in Cycles, because the same scene works
>> fine in current Trunk (with the improved BVH code).
>> So I would suggest to stick with Toolkit 4.0 for a possible Blender
>> 2.63a, but switch to Toolkit 4.2 in SVN and for 2.64. I could not find
>> an issue with it and current Trunk.
>> Best regards,
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