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New Nvidia Studio Driver brings latest optimizations for Cycles


Nvidia has just released it’s newest Studio Driver update, which brings optimizations for Cycles among other creative applications.

This newest update brings speedups in renders when using OptiX on RTX cards thanks to their RT and Tensor cores.

OptiX rendering on non-RTX cards has recently been introduced in Blender 2.90 thanks to the continuous efforts of the Blender dev team, bringing about performance improvements accessible to all Nvidia GPU users.

Blender 2.90 also brings NVLink support to cycles, allowing RTX multi-card setups to render significantly faster and bigger scenes, thanks to NVLink combining the total VRAM of both cards.

Check out the release post for more information.

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  1. What?!

    None of those things were done by the Nvidia Studio Driver, support for non RTX Cards it's in place because of a modification of Blender, the same goes with NVLink, the Studio Driver has nothing to do with that, and you can use the gaming driver.

    The new features are there thanks to modifications in Blender and not to the release of a new driver.

    • Hey Juan, thank you very much for your comment! It seems I worded the update in the worst way possible, I have edited it to avoid any confusions.

      Sorry about that and thanks again for pointing it out, lucky to have your watchful eye!

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