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By Matteo Villa
Tested the latest release of Maxwell Render within dual 4090 RTX

Tested with NVIDIA RTX 6000 too.

GPUs not recognized.

Requested an ETA for an update to support new RTX 4000, they don’t have actually any plan for an imminent update/release to support 4000 series.

So the latest viable solution for a gpus rendering workstation are 3090/3090ti or quadro counterpart
Their response to my ticket about future plan to support Ada Lovelace Gpus, make me wondering the health state of their developing Team.

New workstation will be soon upgraded to Ada Lovelace Quadro.

Other Studios and rendering specialist are upgrading their workstation to RTX 4000.

Even who’s buying new portable workstation will be cut out from using Maxwell Render.

On the long term even Render Farms services upgrading their gpus server would drop eventually the support to Maxwell without an upgrade to make series 4000 usable.

New customers with workstation based upon Ada Lovelace, would never consider Maxwell Render as a viable solution, moving naturally to Octane Render or Vray.

Having multiple workstation based on 3000 series and Threadripper cpus keep me using Maxwell in my workflow, especially since Octane doesn’t have a specific plugin for Archicad 26 or a functional stand alone studio version.

But Twinmotion is on the right way to become a quality and viable solution for architecture and interior design.

I feel sad to loose a great software like Maxwell.

absolutely deserve a V6 and more to come.
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By Tea_Bag
Yup the response is not a positive one.

I think Maxwell Render is still being developed behind the scenes but without care of loosing customers, marketing, feedback etc after all Next Limit is more than just Maxwell Render, other products in their portfolio is probably funding Next Limit.

I assume Maxwell Render is in this dormant state where it might stay for a while and who knows we might be surprised with a V6 one day that is fully featured, Hybrid CPU & GPU Renderer.

Maxwell Render V4 & V5 (GPU) did feel like a Preview release for the GPU Engine. I think series 5 will not see a production ready GPU Engine especially after development & public communication stopped at V5.2....Unfinished , No updates, No Roadmap & Plugins being dropped. :?

if anything maybe Next Limit drew a line in the sand and said that is it for V5 and are now working on V6 till they have a fully featured GPU Engine....How long? As long as it takes I guess. Next Limit know that they cannot afford to repeat the mistakes of Maxwell Render 4 & 5 series.

Who knows I am just speculating..........it would be fantastic to see a Maxwell Render V6 Production ready GPU Engine plus more.......but only Next Limit know what is going on and where the future lies for Maxwell Render.
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By Mark Bell
Rather than go for the latest, which would no doubt be pricey, why not look at the Benchwell list which shows the PC specs and benchmark achieved. Adding more of the older GPU's should be more affordable so you could create a system with multiple older GPU's vs less higher cost new GPU's? Just a thought.
https://benchmark.chaos.com/v5/vray-gpu ... only=false

You can clearly check with Vray, Octane, and other rendering software that a single 3080 can’t outperform a single 4090.

Plus the 4090 have have an ECC feature ( like Quadro cards) that’s a life saver on stability within longer rendering project.

More efficient and newer Cuda cores in comparison within 3000 series.

Multi gpus system with more than 4/6 gpus need specific hardware that’s costly upfront and need sometimes a dual PSU configuration.

Maxwell Render didn’t received a major update in the last year.

Considering it doesn’t support Amd gpus, and there is no ETA about a minor release just to integrate the support for Ada Lovelace Gpus, their share in the rendering software market will decrease progressively.

Technology evolve, and if you work in a tech company you must evolve with it.

If we invest in new hardware, we look to newer ones that’s give us an increased performance ratio with other rendering software.

I’m still in love with Maxwell Render, and I would invest more money in the company if a V6 come out.

But actually look like more a death end project.

Clearly I hope to be totally wrong.

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/artic ... view-2374/

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/artic ... -creation/
A lot of info to go through so I'm sure you've done your homework on best value and performance. Maxwell still appears to have a reasonable sized user base so I don't think it would make sense to cease development? I guess we'll just have to see what gets announced whenever that is.
Its not about “making homework”, it’s about just know reading a benchmark when you’re investing thousand of € in your hardware.

Twinmotion, Vray, Octane doesn’t wait over one year to release an update.

• There is a lack of communication between the developing team and the still active user base using Maxwell.

• More communication transparency on the website would be welcome.
Like underline for potential new customers that series 4000 ( RTX and Quadros) isn’t supported.

Anyway still waiting to see the V4 and V5 roadmap completed as promised.
Who's left to develop Maxwell now? They struggle to keep Maxwell cloud functioning, nothing on the website has been updated since the 5.2 release.
I don't think there is anything happening with Realflow either.

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