I believe this is one of the hottest questions in every discussion around picking a new workstation. It is worded in various ways: Which is the best GPU for Vray? Or, Which is the best GPU for rendering in 3DS Max / Maya / Rhino 3D / Cinema 4D? etc. In most cases, the answer is none. Not as in “there is no single answer”, but more as in, “GPU has nothing to do with rendering” – or does it? Continue reading
Sub $600 6GB 780s Officially Rolled out!
Alas…”less than 1.5 year” after the initial Titan launch, nVidia and its partners have launched 6GB versions of the cheaper 780 GK110 variants, are available for much more reasonable prices. Continue reading
Since my main s2011 rig went under water with a full WC loop, it became increasingly difficult for me to add and remove GPUs for testing. I had a stockpile of GPUs waiting, and no will to mess with that loop over and over.
The solution? A dedicated “FooBench” for me to have access to those PCIe slots!
I pushed myself to finish the Sketchup model I was using for planning the FooBox – my latest home PC Workstation – and I’ve decided to make it available for any interested party to use.
Feel free to download it and use it as you please. Any reference to the creator or linking this post is of course welcome.
Our physics teacher in high school taught us that hot air is rising, and there is convection in the atmosphere, much like there is in a pot of boiling water that forces hotter molecules to rise, while the colder ones sink till those get warmer again, in an ever-lasting circle. Few people understand the scale of these movements, leading to misunderstandings and self-assumptions about proper PC case designs. Does it really matter in a properly ventilated case? Continue reading