AMD vs NVIDIA in TouchDesigner

hi there
i guess it’s too soon to know but here are 3 questions about the new AMD hardware as for TD

1: will TouchDesigner benefit from the new AMD-R9-5900x cpu’s ability to access AMD-RX6000XT gpu’s memory with SMART ACCESS MEMORY when converting TOPs to CHOPS and CHOPS to TOPS ?

2: how does AMD’s RX6000XT gpu cards compare to NVIDIA 3080/3090 card as for TouchDesiger ?

3: does TouchDesigner benefit of Nvidia’s RTX or AMD’s RT raytracing tech in any way ?

  1. No idea as these cards aren’t available yet. But if this helps the cards run faster in general, then it will help. By the way, those operations are a factor faster on Quadro Nvidia GPUs compared to Geforce GPU, it’s something workstation cards for content creation address specifically. I wonder if AMD will have a workstation lineup later as well.
  2. Speeds aside, which we can’t comment on, the main this is there is a substantial list of features that are supported on Nvidia GPUs only, sometimes due to TouchDesigner’s support of Nvidia hardware encode/decode and other times due to CUDA or Nvidia specific SDKs like Flex and Flow. For the full list of Nvidia only features refer to https://docs.derivative.ca/System_Requirements
    Its safe to say, if you want access to all TouchDesigner features, get Nvidia for now.
  3. No, not supported yet.