Join the rendering revolution and maximize your speed to photorealism with iray and NVIDIA Fermi Class GPUs.
Multi GPU Compute Pack
The mental ray iray renderer for 3ds Max 2012 provides 3D artists with intuitive means for creating images that rival photographs in a fraction of the time of traditional workflows. Designers can now use materials and lights which correspond and react like those in the physical world to quickly bring their 3ds Max worlds to life, rather than juggling a multitude of computer graphics controls to merely approximate it.
The iray workflow is further enhanced with massive acceleration from NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) based on the NVIDIA® CUDA™ architecture. While iray produces identical images on either CPUs or GPUs, 3ds Max users will enjoy up to 6x faster results over a quad-core CPU² when using an NVIDIA Quadro 6000 or NVIDIA Quadro 5000. Designers looking for the fastest iray results can further boost their speed by adding additional NVIDIA GPUs to their system (Quadro 6000 multi-GPU).
iray rendering is accelerated on all NVIDIA CUDA™-enabled GPUs. The massive processing power and large frame buffers of the new Fermi-based NVIDIA Quadro GPUs dramatically decrease your time to photorealistic results.
Quadro for 3ds Max brochure
Suggested 3ds Max Board Configurations
3ds Max Seat
Part No. VCQ4000-PB
- Up to + 35% greater interactive performance**
- 2 GB of frame buffer for texture heavy scenes
- Geometry Engines help large mesh models
- Also gives 3.5x speed up* to iray rendering
3ds Max Seat
Part No. VCQ5000-PB
Up to + 40% greater interactive performance**
2.5 GB of frame buffer for texture heavy scene
More Geometry Engines help large mesh models
Also gives 5x speed up* to iray rendering
3ds Max Seat
Part No. VCQ6000-PB
- Up to + 50% greater interactive performance**
- 6 GB of frame buffer for maximum textures
- Max Geometry Engines help large mesh models
- Also gives +6x speed up* to iray rendering
Which Configuration is Best for You?
|The artist wanting accelerated, interactive graphics performance and increased texture memory
||The visualization specialist wanting to increase the performance of iray
||The visualization expert needing the fastest possible iray results
|Quadro 5000 or Quadro 4000
||Quadro 6000 (x2)
||Quadro 6000 (x 4)
|Delivers up to 5x iray speed over a quad core CPU
||Delivers up to 10x iray speed over a quad core CPU
||Delivers a blazing +20x iray speed over a quad core CPU
All configurations deliver up to 33% greater viewport performance over consumer graphics cards.
Check out the performance increase you get when using NVIDIA GPUs over a quad core CPU!
Final Rendered iray Images
Certified and Recommended NVIDIA GPUs
||PNY Part Numbers