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Nieves Miranda asked ·

Current GPU is a Galaxy GT 1030 2GB DDR4 and my processor is an Intel i7-8700 and I'm wondering if this is suitable for GPU rendering and CPU rendering on Arnold

I'm curious if the specs of my desktop are enough to handle the arnold rendrer's CPU and GPU mode. I personally don't think I'll have any problems with the CPU mode but it's the GPU mode I'm worried about.

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Stephen Blair answered ·

Depends on what kind of scenes you'll be rendering.

How many cores is that? 6? So you'll be rendering with 12 threads max.

The more cores the better.

GT 1030 is a supported card. How much memory? That could be a limiter.

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Stephen Blair answered ·

If you can render, then you meet the minimum requirements.

More cores is more better. 6 is ok but again, it depends on what you're rendering. A heavy scene will seem slow.

With the current gpu beta, 2gb is not much because of how textures are handled (everything is loaded). Texture streaming is coming and that will improve things.

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Nieves Miranda answered ·

Hi! Thanks for your answer! The processor has 6 Cores while the memory of the Graphics Card is 2GB.

I'm wondering what the basic minimum requirements are for arnold since this is the renderer that we'll be using from now on.

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