I need GPU on my next iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Puttefnask, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Puttefnask macrumors newbie

    Puttefnask

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    Hello. Which iMac can render in GPU. My old iMac mid 2011 can only render in CPU.
    Mac Pro cost to much.
     
  2. MandiMac macrumors 6502

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    Please provide more information. Which software do you use for rendering? Is the software using only the CPU, or is your GPU (which one do you have?) too weak for that?
     
  3. Puttefnask thread starter macrumors newbie

    Puttefnask

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    Hello MandiMac.
    Yes I running on Blender 2.75. My iMac mid 2011 with Grafik Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB provide me with CPU. I need GPU for faster rendering.
     
  4. aevan macrumors 68000

    aevan

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    Blender uses CUDA for Nvidia cards and OpenCL for AMD cards. Modern iMacs should be able to render with GPU if they have dedicated Nvidia or AMD GPUs. The best ones for the job would be the 27" models with GeForce 780M (if you can find it, these models are no longer sold) or the ones with Radeon R9 M290X and M295X GPUs (the current 5K iMacs)

    However, finding a used old model Mac Pro with desktop GPUs would probably be the best solution for Blender.

    On the other hand, you can outsource rendering Blender farms for cheap on the web and have best rendering speeds for little money.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Puttefnask thread starter macrumors newbie

    Puttefnask

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    I think I need to buy one iMac 27 later this year.
    Thanks.
     

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