No they did not for real that why the plugin programmer recommend 580 over 600 series as that turned to be not what everyone expected
they said to maybe allow to use other graphics cards in the future but exactly when and what is not clear 680 will not speed anything it will be just much slower .. a 580 3GB is a good one already so you can render full stonemason city without issues
and with 3GB of memory you can render 8-9 V5 together textured with different textures ..if you use smart reduction of the resolution ( no compression ) as it don;t matter
I am going to update my future products also special for Octane with macro materials , sss skin shaders and and all stuff .
The plugin material tab is very rich and better as the one in octane so you would have all freedom and fun ..
if you don;t care about the speed that much and need more memory then go for the 680 4GB
but what make Octane so great that simple cheap graphic card have a rendering power that no one of your regular computer will ever have until you render using render farm .. and that is the power of GPU
I need to ask the programmer tomorrow if there would be any changes regarding to the 600-series or any improvement and if it even is sense do spend money on that , as I know they working on improvements
from heart I wish they do something and we can switch to other cards that would be really great and I know that is possible but the decision on that will be make by Otoy that is very careful with any movements .
and regarding to other comments above , there was never a plan to make anything for DS or Poser
this was all by accident , now you get it also for Poser but total different .. I am on the beta team also so can’t wait what it will be all about in the Poser scene in the next days.. but as usual I am under agreement until the releases of both plugin so can’t share the details
Will have to dust off my version of octane and actually install it.!!!!.
One question Kath, if you know. Have the octane team managed to sort out the compatibility and performance issues with the latest 6 series Nvidia graphics cards.??
The reason I ask is that these cards have more texture slots availalble to them and you can also get a 4gb version of the 680. an extra gig always helps.!!!..So may consider getting one of these for octane rendering, should I adopt it fully into my production pipeline.