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RAD

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Re: nVidia Titan graphics card - good for Lumion?
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2013, 10:55:48 pm »
March 25, 2013, 10:55:48 pm
6GB <DROOL>   :o

byzantium1200

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Re: nVidia Titan graphics card - good for Lumion?
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2013, 11:53:38 am »
March 26, 2013, 11:53:38 am
Just bought one for the new project, afraid to install  :o

Re: nVidia Titan graphics card - good for Lumion?
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2013, 11:59:04 am »
March 26, 2013, 11:59:04 am
Just bought one for the new project, afraid to install  :o

I heard about some results with the titan and they were very good. Unfortunately we haven't been able to order one yet... :(

Re: nVidia Titan graphics card - good for Lumion?
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2013, 02:30:04 pm »
March 26, 2013, 02:30:04 pm
Also, I think we need to tweak the benchmark a bit because the titan is actually better than it looks in the benchmark. The best test is to render a movie and see how long it takes. Maybe we should modify the benchmark so we emulate rendering a movie. Right now it measures editor performance but the CPU has too much weight in this.

rauger

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Re: nVidia Titan graphics card - good for Lumion?
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2013, 03:42:35 pm »
March 26, 2013, 03:42:35 pm
Just bought one for the new project, afraid to install  :o

Remember to remove the plastic over the glassurface  :-o, I had to read about it before noticed.
Great cards, realtime Octane render is closer.

Ecuadorian

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Re: nVidia Titan graphics card - good for Lumion?
« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2013, 10:51:55 pm »
April 10, 2013, 10:51:55 pm
The best test is to render a movie and see how long it takes. Maybe we should modify the benchmark so we emulate rendering a movie. Right now it measures editor performance but the CPU has too much weight in this.

Agreed.

portrait

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Re: nVidia Titan graphics card - good for Lumion?
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2014, 08:19:27 pm »
January 18, 2014, 08:19:27 pm
I just got a Dell Precision T3610 workstation with a built-in Quadro K4000 card, and the first thing i did was replacing the video card with GTX Titan. For sure, Titan works great with Lumion, and Octane Render, but i also use Autocad, Revit, and 3D Max on this computer.
Titan currently works okay with Acad, Revit, and Max; but i couldn't try it with a heavy scene. Anyone using Titan with other architectural programs experienced any performance loss? For example, will Quadro K4000 handle Acad drawings with lots of hatches better than Titan? How's Max viewport (wireframe and shaded), or Revit performance with complex and heavy scenes?
It's not suggested to use Titan and Quadro together, so i don't want to use this option. Even though it's great to have such a strong weapon for realtime rendering, using my "main" programs with less problem is more important.
So any experience and suggestion will greatly be appreciated.
Thanks...

Jared G.

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Re: nVidia Titan graphics card - good for Lumion?
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2014, 09:16:53 pm »
January 18, 2014, 09:16:53 pm
I was gonna say, why not just use both? What are the concerns for using both at the same time? I think you would be ok if you set them on powered risers.

portrait

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Re: nVidia Titan graphics card - good for Lumion?
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2014, 02:10:08 am »
January 19, 2014, 02:10:08 am
I was gonna say, why not just use both? What are the concerns for using both at the same time? I think you would be ok if you set them on powered risers.

Well, aside from the power and heat problems, i was told by Dell support that there might be driver conflicts when i use graphic cards from different families on the same system which could cause serious problems.

RAD

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Re: nVidia Titan graphics card - good for Lumion?
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2014, 02:30:44 am »
January 19, 2014, 02:30:44 am
The Titan is awesome.  12gb i will  :'(

Jared G.

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Re: nVidia Titan graphics card - good for Lumion?
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2014, 05:31:47 pm »
January 19, 2014, 05:31:47 pm
powered risers and a clean case with good cable management would probably cover you on power and cooling. If it was me, I would try it, but I would understand if you don't want to risk anything.

Re: nVidia Titan graphics card - good for Lumion?
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2014, 03:10:37 am »
January 20, 2014, 03:10:37 am
We do have some users using multi-card setups.

In one case it is a Titan with a GTX 660Ti, with one for each screen.  So the drivers are essentially the same.

This is not known, so is just a suggestion:
In your case if you are prepared to test out, you would want to try with the Quadro card in the PCI-e slot 1 and make sure BIOS sees it first, then the Titan in the next.  

In the NVIDIA Control Panel set the Titan to be used for Lumion so that the Optimus technology for switching GPU for applications kicks in when wanting to use Lumion.   This should then let your Quadro be the default GPU (or also assign CAD applications for direct use in the NVIDIA Control Panel).

Also, not sure if it would work for a single screen or best under two screens, where the GPU output is fully directed to a screen rather than split.

The other options, although bit late now may have been to get a K6000 that does well with both.  That of course may have been more expensive than the purchase of the two separate, but the K6000 really rocks with CAD.
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Jared G.

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Re: nVidia Titan graphics card - good for Lumion?
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2014, 04:01:20 pm »
January 20, 2014, 04:01:20 pm
I had been running a GTX 650 and a GTS 450 simultaneously for the past month or so. Not sure how different those drivers were, but it worked fine. I used 2 monitors, one on each card.

As of today, I will be running a Gigabyte 2GB R9 270 & a Power Cooler 2GB 7850. Will let you know if I have any issues.

Re: nVidia Titan graphics card - good for Lumion?
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2014, 11:13:29 pm »
January 20, 2014, 11:13:29 pm
Thanks Jared, have copied your post to other topic on two monitors and multi-card use as well.

Don't forget to post some Benchmarks once up and running.

Why was the R9 chosen over a GTX?
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Jared G.

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Re: nVidia Titan graphics card - good for Lumion?
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2014, 11:46:27 pm »
January 20, 2014, 11:46:27 pm
because while I'm sleeping or working at the office, I use the AMD cards to mine dogecoins (yay Jamaican Bobsled team!). And AMD's mine coins much, much better than NVidia cards.

by comparison, an EVGA 6GB Titan mines about the same as my 2GB R9 270.

I was also able to sell my used GTX 650 to Mills Group to replace our main Reviteer's *NVS 300*  :-r and its working great for her.