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QOTW: Do you use your GPU for anything other than gaming?

by Parm Mann on 25 September 2020, 16:31

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Nvidia's Ampere GPU has set new standards in the world of PC gaming, but for a lot of folk, it's outside of gaming that the new architecture has truly impressed. Ampere is a GPGPU monster, and we've seen it hurtle its way through rendering workloads at astonishing speed.

Be that as it may, most consumer GPUs are marketed primarily as a gaming solution first and foremost, so it begs the question: do you use your GPU for anything other than gaming? We're curious to know, so share your thoughts using the comments facility below.



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I tried using my GPU for video transcoding with Handbrake. The speed was nice but eh file sizes were much larger, so I stopped.

I've also used my GPU intermittently for Folding@home for a couple of years now.
Not the present 1070ti but, if I were daft enough to invest in a 3090, I'm sure it would keep our office nicely warm through the winter, with the central heating radiator turned off.
Used to do folding@home years ago, as well as graphics work.

Now? Nope, games and for reading stuff online.
DxO uses the GPU for RAW conversion.
Rendering in Blender