I have seen some mining rig with 6 gpu in one motherboard, can you use that for rendering?

edit: http://www.coinminingrigs.com/how-to-build-a-6-gpu-mining-rig/

1x 1200 Watt Power Supply

1x 6 GPU Motherboard

1x Skylake Dual Core CPU

1x 4 GB RAM (system memory)

6x Nvidia GTX 1070 GPU’s (6 of these, I like EVGA and Gigabyte) 1x USB Riser Cables (6 pack)

1x Solid State Drive (for OS / mining software)

1x Custom Mining Case

heres what it looks like 6 gpu in one motherboard, can you use that for rendering?

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    $\begingroup$ What kind of GPUs and Rig? You need more details before anyone can help you. $\endgroup$ – Aoradon Jun 15 '17 at 12:10
  • $\begingroup$ What is a "mining rig"? Where have you seen this? What specs does it have? WHat jobs will it be rendering? With which software? What render engine? $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Jun 15 '17 at 16:25
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    $\begingroup$ simple answer is yes. $\endgroup$ – David Jun 16 '17 at 13:09
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    $\begingroup$ @DuarteFarrajotaRamos that is a machine for "mining" bitcoins. $\endgroup$ – David Jun 16 '17 at 13:09
  • $\begingroup$ Oh I see thanks for the clarification, for a moment there I though he just miss-typed "mini-rig" as in some sort of small computer case $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Jun 16 '17 at 16:44

If the GPUs supports either CUDA or OpenCL it will most likely work.

Check https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/render/cycles/gpu_rendering.html for more info about Blender/Cycles GPU rendering.


The below is from official Blender Documentation.

Can multiple GPUs be used for rendering?

Yes, go to User Preferences -> System -> Compute Device Panel, and configure it as you desire.

Would multiple GPUs increase available memory?

No, each GPU can only access its own memory.

Source: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/render/cycles/gpu_rendering.html


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