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Blender is a professional-grade free and open source 3D computer graphics package that was first released in 1995. It is proof that the Open Source model can produce software that competes with the very best proprietary packages on the market.

This software is used for just about any conceivable application of 3D modelling on a computer. Blender has been used to create short films, commercials, visual effects, models for video games and 3D printing and more.

Blender encompasses the entire 3D modelling and animation pipeline and as of its most recent version is an almost complete solution,making it ideal for small and independent studios to create competitive products.


SYSTEM RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADOBE BENDER:

As you can imagine Blender will take as much computing power as you can throw at it. However, different specifications are of importance depending on the specific part of the pipeline a given computer will be working on. If one computer will be used for everything from modelling, rigging, animation and rendering then it needs to have everything: multiple CPU cores, multiple GPUs, lots of RAM and high-speed storage.

It may however be a good idea to have a more midrange workstation(s) to handle pre-rendering jobs and build one system that handles rendering and is specialized to that job. Blender can make use of multiple GPUs to reduce rendering time when using GPU rendering mode. For example, by adding a second identical GPU you will cut rendering times in half since the workload is divided between the two cards. Adding a third or a fourth GPU will not scale quite so perfectly, but comes quite close to doubling speeds again. It is very important that GPUs used for rendering have adequate RAM which in this case means about 8GB if possible.

Titan Workstations for Blender

Titan X151

Intel Core i7 (the faster the better)
Nvidia GTX 1060 or better
At least 8GB Memory DDR4
128GB+ SSD Primary Drive
1TB Storage Hard Drive
Windows 10

Titan X299
Intel Core i7 (the faster the better)
Nvidia Quadro P2000 or better
Nvidia GTX 1070 or better for GPU
At least 16GB Memory DDR4
128GB+ SSD Primary Drive
1TB Storage Hard Drive
Windows 10
Titan X499-OCTANE
Two Intel Xeon E5 (the faster the better)
Nvidia Quadro P2000 or better
1-2 Nvidia GTX 1070 or better for GPUs
At least 16GB Memory DDR4 ECC Reg
256GB+ SSD Primary Drive
1TB Storage Hard Drive
Windows 10

GPU Rendering

GPU Rendering makes it possible to use your graphics card for rendering, instead of the CPU. This can speed up rendering, because modern GPUs are designed to do quite a lot of number crunching. On the other hand, they also have some limitations in rendering complex scenes, due to more limited memory, and issues with interactivity when using the same graphics card for display and rendering.

Cycles has two GPU rendering modes: CUDA, which is the preferred method for NVIDIA graphics cards; and OpenCL, which supports rendering on AMD graphics cards.

Configuration To enable GPU rendering, go into the User Preferences, and under the System tab, select the Compute Device(s) to use. Next, for each scene, you can configure to use CPU or GPU rendering in the Render properties. CUDA

NVIDIA CUDA is supported for GPU rendering with NVIDIA graphics cards. We support graphics cards starting from GTX 4xx (computing capability 2.0).

Cycles requires recent NVIDIA drivers to be installed, on all operating systems.

Operating systems supported by Blender:

Windows 10 64-Bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit (pro)
Windows 7 64-bit (Professional and Ultimate)
Linux Based OS
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Titan X299 - Intel Core i7 SkyLake Series 3D / CAD Workstation PC up to 8 Cores
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Skylake X has landed with a bang, bringing substantial performance improvement to an already over-achieving CPU family. The X299 gives this newest extreme Intel processor line a comfortable home and makes the possibility of owning a 8 core, 16 threads monster down the line real. The Skylake X powered Titan X299 now represents high-end processing power at a surprisingly affordable price.


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Titan W161 - Intel i7 Coffee Lake Series CAD Modeling Workstation PC up to 6 cores
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Titan X179 All-In-One - 34" All In One Intel Xeon E5 V4 Broadwell-EP Workstation PC up to 22 Cores
Titan X179 All-In-One - 34" All In One Intel Intel i7 Coffee Lake Series Workstation PC
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If you love simplicity, elegance, space saving technology and ton of performance then our new Titan AIO system is set to blow you away. This is the computer for those who look at iMacs with envy, but just can’t compromise on those all-important specifications. It’s lean, it’s mean and you won’t believe what we’ve squeezed inside this incredible machine.


Titan W299 - Intel Core i9 SkyLake Series 3D / CAD Workstation PC up to 18 Cores
Titan W299 - Intel Core i9 SkyLake Series 3D / CAD Workstation PC up to 18 Cores
Starting Price: $3,195.00

Skylake X has landed with a bang, bringing substantial performance improvement to an already over-achieving CPU family. The W299 gives this newest extreme Intel processor line a comfortable home and makes the possibility of owning a 18 core & 36 threads monster down the line real. The Skylake X powered Titan W299 now represents high-end processing power at a surprisingly affordable price.


Titan X499 OCTANE - Dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 V4 CPUs, All Liquid Cooled Ultra Silent CUDA GPU Render Workstation PC
Titan X499 OCTANE - Dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 V4 CPUs, All Liquid Cooled Ultra Silent CUDA GPU Render Workstation PC
Starting Price: $3,699.00

The X499 is one of our most popular powerhouse systems. Our customers tell us that they love having this much horsepower on tap when they need it, for as long as they need it. When you’re running as many as 44 Intel Xeon Broadwell-EP CPU cores and four graphics cards the cooling requirements are no joke. That’s why we’ve created the X499 OCTANE. A liquid-cooled X499 with near-silent GPU options to provide all of the power and very little noise or heat.


Titan X550 - Dual CPUs Intel Broadwell-EP Xeon E5-2600 V4 Series Quad Tesla GPU Computing Server up to 44 Cores
Titan X550 - Dual CPUs Intel Broadwell-EP Xeon E5-2600 V4 Series Quad Tesla GPU Computing Server up to 44 Cores
Starting Price: $4,485.00

The Titan X550 is ultra-reliable, ultra-flexible and ultra-powerful. That’s a lot of superlatives, but this is a lot of computer. The base model gives you Sixteen Intel Broadwell-EP Xeon E5-2600 V4 cores, 32GB of RAM, a Nvidia Quadro P2000, Thunderbolt connectivity and lots of room to grow.

To round it all of is one of the best redundant PSUs money can buy today, which is a stock feature of the X550 and provides bullet proof operation on all intense CPU and GPU processing tasks.


   
 
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