Author Topic: Substance Painter and Radeon RX480 8gb /GTX 1060 6gb  (Read 5307 times)

HI!

Can anyone confirm that substance painter worsk on RX 480 GPU ? I am getting a new card and I am on the edge between this and GF GTX 1060. I am doing 4k texturing and i think 8gb of vram could be helpful in that, but i know painter is being made with nvidia gpus in mind. Is it safe to go with radeon card ?

Thanks in advance for the replies :)

The GTX 1060 should be nice for running Iray (soon, after all the drivers and software updates are done).  I expect others will have more valuable comments to add.
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Yeah, i forgot to mention that i am really concerned about texturig speed and not running out of memory. I don't need iray funcionality.

I believe that from a standpoint of texturing experience in SP having more video memory will be more beneficial than having a bit more powerful GPU. The difference between 6 GB and 8 GB, though, is not that huge, but a few extra gigabytes could play very well with 4k textures and complex assets. From a personal experience I'm pretty sure that most slowdowns I was having in SP were caused by insufficient amount of video memory, when SP had to constantly load/unload it's data to or from system's RAM.

Regarding the RX 480, I have no information at the moment if there were any issues with this GPU and Substance apps. The previous consumers AMD video cards, judging by the actual users feedback, were functioning just fine, so it is unlikely that RX 480 will prove itself vastly differently. Would be nice to have a confirmation from the actual user, of course  :)
Last Edit: July 27, 2016, 05:49:00 pm

I totally support what Sergey said.

**IF** you think there's any chance of exceeding the card's VRAM, then memory is much more important than speed.

Exceeding available memory, whether main RAM or GPU VRAM, is a performance killer.  My Substance projects are so small, I have no danger of that happening, but I have exceeded VRAM (on my old card) when doing 3D animation, and it resulted in suffering.

Good luck, and let us know what you get and how it works out for you.
Last Edit: August 12, 2016, 01:33:52 am
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Well I decided to push my wallet a bit and got myself GTX1070. It performs wonderful :).
Thanks for the info guys!

I'm using an RX 480 8 Gb at work. Been a couple weeks now, and SP2 and iRay run great.

I'm using an RX 480 8 Gb at work. Been a couple weeks now, and SP2 and iRay run great.

that's cool, good to know. thanks for sharing it.
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