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This is what I am building primarilly  for Houdini work

CPU - Intel i7 6900k

MOTHERBOARD - Asus X99 A-2

MEMORY -  32GB Vengeance LP6 DDR4

GPU - Nvidia Titan XP

COOLING - EKWB Predator 360

POWER - EVGA 1000W Platinum

CASE - Fractal Design Define S

 

My goal is to upgrade to dual Titan XP's with water blocks (when I can afford it) . Will 32GB RAM be enough?

Edited by eco_bach

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Honestly, I'd trim back to a GTX 1080 and use the extra $$ to buy 64GB. Dual 1080s would work just as well as dual Titans, if you need that sort of thing. Houdini can only use 1 GPU for rendering and 1 for Compute, so even 1080 (rendering) + Titan (compute) would work.

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Houdini can only use 1 GPU for rendering

What!? Houdini can use the GPU for rendering. When did that happen?

How do I enable GPU rendering for Mantra?

 

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Focusing on GPU rendering locally and probably cloud rendering for most Mantra stuff.

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From what I've seen from the benchmarks OpenCL performance on the 1070 is similar to the 1080 and a significantly lower price.

Edited by shawn_kearney

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Op here. Ended up breaking the bank for a Titan XP. With slight overclocking am getting almost twice the performance of a GTX1080, but boy do I need water cooling!

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