PDA

View Full Version : AMD Open Sources Professional GPU-Optimized Photorealistic Renderer



Ernest
07-29-2016, 02:00 PM
http://www.amd.com/en-us/press-releases/Pages/amd-open-sources-2016jul25.aspx
http://developer.amd.com/tools-and-sdks/graphics-development/radeonpro/radeon-prorender-technology/

"Radeon ProRender is a high-performance, photorealistic, GPU-based rendering technology that took us years of engineering effort to create," said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD.

"Unlike other renderers, Radeon ProRender can simultaneously use and balance the compute capabilities of multiple GPUs and CPUs -- on the same system, at the same time --"

TheLexx
07-29-2016, 02:40 PM
And I just read that AMD have a new graphics card Pro SSG (http://nofilmschool.com/2016/07/amd-takes-different-angle-vram)which will offer a staggering 1TB of VRAM (am I understanding that right ?). Presumably those who use Octane Render will now experience turbo-charged quick render times ?

Dan Ritchie
07-29-2016, 02:42 PM
http://www.amd.com/en-us/press-releases/Pages/amd-open-sources-2016jul25.aspx
http://developer.amd.com/tools-and-sdks/graphics-development/radeonpro/radeon-prorender-technology/

"Radeon ProRender is a high-performance, photorealistic, GPU-based rendering technology that took us years of engineering effort to create," said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD.

"Unlike other renderers, Radeon ProRender can simultaneously use and balance the compute capabilities of multiple GPUs and CPUs -- on the same system, at the same time --"

Will be happy to take another look at this. I was evaluating their "fire rays" source, that I think is part of this.
Looking at the fine print, won't be available until septemer.


- - - Updated - - -


And I just read that AMD have a new graphics card Pro SSG (http://nofilmschool.com/2016/07/amd-takes-different-angle-vram)which will offer a staggering 1TB of VRAM (am I understanding that right ?). Presumably those who use Octane Render will now experience turbo-charged quick render times ?

It's interesting technology to be sure. The down side right now is that you have to write the software for it. Dev kits are like $10,000. It will surely come of age sooner or later.

js33
07-29-2016, 02:46 PM
And I just read that AMD have a new graphics card Pro SSG (http://nofilmschool.com/2016/07/amd-takes-different-angle-vram)which will offer a staggering 1TB of VRAM (am I understanding that right ?). Presumably those who use Octane Render will now experience turbo-charged quick render times ?

It's basically an SSD placed on the Video card. I guess its fast but probably not as fast as dedicated Vram.

Dan Ritchie
07-29-2016, 03:15 PM
It's basically an SSD placed on the Video card. I guess its fast but probably not as fast as dedicated Vram.

Since an SSD doesn't have the durability of traditional ram, I imagine it will be used as a very large cache/page area and not for reading and writing directly.

kadri
07-29-2016, 05:33 PM
Any 3DMax user around who tried the Max plugin that is there to download ?