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Re: NEW: Octane X - is finally here! [MEGA FAQ THREAD]

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:22 pm
by JoGo23
bepeg4d wrote:Unfortunately it seems impossible to find a Big Navi GPU here in Italy, so I don’t have any direct experience for now.

New OctaneBench supporting both Metal and CUDA is programmed for 2021.1 stable, as far as I know, so we need to wait a little bit more.

If someone with Big Navi GPU and Mac Os 11.3 beta 3 would like to do the following test in Standalone PR7, it would be very useful to have a rough idea of the performance:
viewtopic.php?f=85&t=76547&start=40#p395254

Here is what I have found so far:
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ciao Beppe


Not really related but here are my results for the Radeon VII and RX 5700 XT, each and combined.
Mac Os 11.2.2 and Standalone PR7.

Re: NEW: Octane X - is finally here! [MEGA FAQ THREAD]

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:27 am
by bepeg4d
Thanks for sharing the result with 5700 XT.
I have added it to the graph:
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ciao Beppe

Re: NEW: Octane X - is finally here! [MEGA FAQ THREAD]

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:47 pm
by Weezer
Any news on PR8? Are we waiting for yet another OS update?

Re: NEW: Octane X - is finally here! [MEGA FAQ THREAD]

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:51 pm
by shaunsingh0207
any news on a native m1 Mac build? cycles renders much faster natively than under rosetta which is why I was hoping for a native build of both

For reference an early native build is available here: https://github.com/skwerner/blender/rel ... .0-mac-arm

Re: NEW: Octane X - is finally here! [MEGA FAQ THREAD]

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:35 pm
by Weezer
Sometimes it feels like OctaneX is dead in the water. I wonder how many people are actually using it, after all the fanfare? I mean, it’s mainly a small subset of people who bought Mac Pros or use an eGPU setup. Feels like a fairly small gang to be a part of...

Re: NEW: Octane X - is finally here! [MEGA FAQ THREAD]

PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:29 am
by pegot
Weezer wrote:Feels like a fairly small gang to be a part of...

All the more to be thankful to Oty for continuing development then :)

Re: NEW: Octane X - is finally here! [MEGA FAQ THREAD]

PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:10 am
by atoyuser1
Weezer wrote:Sometimes it feels like OctaneX is dead in the water. I wonder how many people are actually using it, after all the fanfare? I mean, it’s mainly a small subset of people who bought Mac Pros or use an eGPU setup. Feels like a fairly small gang to be a part of...

It's been a lifesaver for me

Re: NEW: Octane X - is finally here! [MEGA FAQ THREAD]

PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:48 am
by Weezer
Dont get me wrong - I think it’s great what Otoy is doing for us, and the technology is amazing. But it does feel like some of the original excitement has gone. Updates are slow to come (PR8 was supposed to be last month), and there’s so little buzz about it any more. I’m just bored of waiting for it to be finished, since that first Mac Pro announcement all those years ago.

Re: NEW: Octane X - is finally here! [MEGA FAQ THREAD]

PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:56 am
by spectacle
Weezer wrote:Sometimes it feels like OctaneX is dead in the water. I wonder how many people are actually using it, after all the fanfare? I mean, it’s mainly a small subset of people who bought Mac Pros or use an eGPU setup. Feels like a fairly small gang to be a part of...


It's been great for me during the pandemic. :) I use it on my home Macs (Houdini, Maya), and then export to .orbx to render on my studio CUDA network. My iMac with 2x5700XT is certainly fast enough as a workstation. And the 16GB VRAM of the internal 5700XT is nice for Houdini OpenCL.

The performance per watt of the M1 looks insane. Looking forward to seeing what a 100 Watt version can do vs. the current ~10 Watts.

Re: NEW: Octane X - is finally here! [MEGA FAQ THREAD]

PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:41 pm
by JoGo23
Weezer wrote:Dont get me wrong - I think it’s great what Otoy is doing for us, and the technology is amazing. But it does feel like some of the original excitement has gone. Updates are slow to come (PR8 was supposed to be last month), and there’s so little buzz about it any more. I’m just bored of waiting for it to be finished, since that first Mac Pro announcement all those years ago.


I think they heard you. :-)