Cuda VS OpenCL adobe CC (1 of 4)

If you haven’t already, you might want to check out my rendering tests with the R9 290x. While the 290x doesn’t support CUDA, openCL has come along way in terms of rendering performance in Adobe CC and the used prices make it a very attractive option. Right now the used prices for the R9 290x are down in the low $300 range. While most of these cards were probably used for virtual currency mining, they’re still perfectly suited for rendering work in Adobe CC and even some 4k gaming (depending on the game).

At around $300 an R9 290x starts to look pretty attractive compared to a $500 GTX 780. If i’m lucky I might have a chance to do some testing with a GTX Titan in the next few weeks to see how well R9 290x stacks up. It’ll be very interesting to see how well a $1000 GPU competes against a budget unit in terms of rendering speed in Adobe CC. My guess is the Titan will win the race, but real question is, by how much?