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Offline Chris_80

Normal Ram Use vs. GPU Ram Use, almost double the size
« on: January 09, 2020, 08:00:52 am »
Hello,

I tried a Keyshot 9 trial version because of it's GPU render, which I was looking very much forward to.
I do have two RTX 2080 with 12Gb Ram. I used some of my old scenes which used about 5-6Gb normal Ram.
When I turned on the GPU renderer, it whent out of memory. Then I used a scene with around 4Gb normal Ram and the GPU Ram went up to 9Gb.
Can anyone tell me why this is, is that normal or just my scenes?

@Luxion, are you working on a version were you can combine the GPU Ram? It was mentionen in one of your Youtube videos.

Thank you very much,
Christian

Offline KeyShot

Re: Normal Ram Use vs. GPU Ram Use, almost double the size
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 03:53:22 pm »
Yes, we will be combining GPU memory soon.
One thing that may happen is that textures can get expanded on the GPU. What kind of textures are you using?

Offline Chris_80

Re: Normal Ram Use vs. GPU Ram Use, almost double the size
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2020, 02:46:47 am »
Thanks a lot for the combining GPU Ram feedback, that is definately great news!

Concerning the textures, I am using usually 4K Textures from Poliigon and personal ones.
The increase of the GPU Ram is kind of a pitty, but if you are working on combining the Ram, it doesn't matter anymore : )!

Thank you!
Christian

Offline hstokholm

Re: Normal Ram Use vs. GPU Ram Use, almost double the size
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 04:05:16 am »
There are also GPU memory optimizations available in KS9.1 beta which can be accessed through this forum.

Is that the version you have been testing?

Offline Chris_80

Re: Normal Ram Use vs. GPU Ram Use, almost double the size
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2020, 04:50:54 am »
Hello,
no I did use the Keyshot 9 version when it came out last year.