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CUDA 6.5 Is Doing Great For Blender

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Published on 22 August 2014 01:19 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit 6.5 update released this week provides measurable performance advantages to those using the open-source Blender modelling software with NVIDIA's GPU acceleration.

NVIDIA released CUDA 6.5 this week and it brought support for 64-bit ARM, cuFFT device callback support, CUDA Fortran tools support, CUDA Occupancy Calculator APIs, double-precision performance improvements, static CUDA library versions on Linux, multi-process service performance improvements, and other work.

Thomas Dinges has now shared with Blender developers that CUDA 6.5 is much better off than CUDA 6.0. A few seconds are shaved off the render time while the Volume / Volume Scatter performance is now roughly the same as the stock mode. Checkout that thread for those into Blender and are using a NVIDIA GPU with the proprietary driver. Dropped from Blender is also pre-6.0 CUDA support with 6.5 now being the officially supported version.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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