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Johnny Grilo asked ·

Is GPU render safe for our graphics cards ?

Long time ago this happen to me , rendering at the time with iray , rendering all night , in the morning glitches and the card died ,

I would say it overheated, a quadro back then .

Now I have a rtx and I’m concerned about it’s lifespan ,

I’ve been rendering and although I love the speed , I’m worried about the card,

Are the current cards made to last long using GPU render , or are we shortening the lifespan of them by pushing the hardware to 100 all the time ? And what would be the lifespan of this cards ?

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Johnny

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Johnny Grilo answered ·

My Rtx 2070 ended up on over heating and dying...

Being reading a lot after this, I don't think you can do GPU rendering some condions on your workstation,

like for example never let the card go 100% and also turn the fans at 100% speed all the time

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Johnny Grilo answered ·

Thank you @

Do you think the consumer cards 2060/2070/2080 are not meant for rendering ?
Also should we assume that cpu are always safer as they always come with the correct cooling ?
thank you

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Heribert Raab answered ·

quadros usally last longer, its build for workstation load, but its about the cooling, any electronics with runs hot will reduce its lifespan.

better the cooling, the longer the lifespan, water-cooling is best way to cool GPU down, but expensive too. there software to monitor the CPU / GPU temperature. many people build custom PC's with good cooling system (don't save many on cooling).

Dell, HP or Lenovo workstations are expensive but they to last long, good cooling system. I have Lenovo workstation with RTX5000.... at benchmark its rund at slower speed like other RTX5000 in benchmark-lists but does runs as hot.

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