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AMD Patches Cycles for OpenCL


Here's big news: AMD has contributed patches to Cycles to make it work properly on their videocards!

This patch contains work to split the OpenCL mega-kernel into separate kernels to obtain better GPU utilization and therefore performance.

A description of the optimizations included in this patch is located here.

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I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

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