Need help with choosing a graphics card

Daz uses cuda cores for rendering,yes? I resently got my first job and have been looking at affordable graphic cards purely for rendering. I have been trying to find one around $200-$250 or less that will be viable for rendering. Right now I am rendering using CPU and even the viewport for iray takes forever before i can see properly. So I need advice on which card would be cost effective and be somewhat better than cpu rendering.any tips or advice are welcome! Also sorry if this is in the wrong place

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  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 52,949

    You want enough memory to hold your typical scenes, at least, otherwise the speed will be irrelevant. How much content do you have in most of your scenes?

  • LenioTGLenioTG Posts: 1,078

    The benchmarks here are pretty comparable to Iray performances: https://www.cgdirector.com/octanebench-benchmark-results/

    I'd spend a little more and get a 2060 if possible, since it has tensor cores and a future update of Iray will probably use them, with a noticeable performance increase.

    Otherwise, GTX 1660 and 1660 Ti are pretty nice cards.

    You could also find a used 1080 if your PSU can handle it.

    The 1080 has more VRAM, the others have 6Gb...that is double what I've used until now xD

  • memoriivmemoriiv Posts: 54

    You want enough memory to hold your typical scenes, at least, otherwise the speed will be irrelevant. How much content do you have in most of your scenes?

    I just need one good enough to be speedy in previews iray really. I am working on a visual novel and we will be rendering on a render service so that I might set the next scene up as the previous one renders. CPU only previewing is not great

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 52,949

    The memory requirement is still much the same.

  • memoriivmemoriiv Posts: 54

    The memory requirement is still much the same.

    I suppose 4-8 gb would be good at the moment

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