I have a workstation with two GTX 970 boards. Using Blender 2.78c, regardless of the settings under File | User Preferences:
No Cuda Use one GTX 970 Use two GTX 970s
the workstation immediately becomes unstable as soon as I try a Cycles render. This either makes the workstation unusably slow or blue screens altogether.
Are there alternatives to Cycles that work with CUDA?
Windows 10 Pro Version 1607 OS Build 14393.1358 Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4GHz System Type: 64-bit OS, x64 based processor Installed RAM: 32 GB
Two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Driver NVIDIA 2017-Feb-23 188.8.131.5278
- The NVIDIA Drive has been updated to 2017-Jun-27 version 184.108.40.20676
- The resource monitor shows CPUs at 100% as soon as a render in Cycles is initiated. (Even with both GTX 970s selected). Should the use of GTX 970s reduce the burden on the CPUs?
- I was able to close Blender 2.78c during one test and saw CPU usage immediately drop when Blender was closed.
- A complete hard shutdown is required after trying a Cycles render.