Too Much Free Time - CAD Rendering OF a 5850 (Almost Done!)

Well, I was a little bored and felt like giving my new v5700 a test (along with practicing my CAD skills) so I thought it would be 'fun' (sad, isn't it) to draw up my 5850 in AutoDesk Inventor 2010. I've posted below a couple early renders of the model, which I'll update as I complete. New on Second Post

5/5/2010:


Click for full size (didn't want to make this take too long to load):

Full Assembly: PCB/Small Components/RV870 Chip

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/3374/gpuassemblyrender.th.png

PCB and Small Components Only: Another Angle

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9932/gpupcbrender2.th.png

Closeup of RV870 Die: Etched ATI Logo

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/8488/gpurv870render3.th.png


Not sure I'll get to the back. Nearly out of memory with this side alone (it already takes 2-3 min to render/update on my Athlon II). I do intend to make the cooler however, as well as tweak and finish this part (such as power/video connectors and PCI plate).

5/6/2010:

Pretty much the finished PCB (my computer can't do much more). Still need to make and add connectors (as well as the cooler). The main changes between this PCB and the ones above is that now the small parts that are supposed to be round (like diodes) actually are round. However, it is almost impossible to see in these images. Click the thumbnail to view full size:

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2249/gpuassemblyrender3.th.png

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/3640/gpuassemblyrender2.th.png

5/6/2010 (Night):

The whole board is complete (all power/Video connectors). All that is left is the cooler. Again, click for high res version:

Detail of Power Connectors:

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/4903/gpufullassemblyrender4.th.png

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/8634/gpufullassemblyrender3.th.png

Detail of Video Connectors and Plate:

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/7833/gpufullassemblyrender2.th.png

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/4651/gpufullassemblyrender1.th.png
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  1. NEW 5/7/2010

    Just Finished the Heatsink portion of the cooler. This part actually was technically difficult, but I had it planned out in my head beforehand so it didn't take to long. Reflections are a little over the top, might need to tone down the shine.

    Detail of Heatsink:

    http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4673/gpucoppercoolerrender1.th.png

    http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/8457/gpucoppercoolerrender2.th.png

    Heatsink Mounted on Card:

    http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/4614/gpufullassemblyrender5.th.png

    http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9657/gpufullassemblyrender6.th.png

    Detail of GPU Fan:

    http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/9965/gpufanrender.th.png


    Only Missing the Cover!


    http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1947/gpufullassemblyrender7.th.png

    Everything But the Side Plastic Logo!

    http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/2496/gpufullassemblyrender9.th.png

    http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2854/gpufullassemblyrender8.th.png
  2. Impressive skill, EXT64... :D
  3. Awesome :D What program/s did you use ?
  4. Autodesk Inventor 2010. I am thinking of doing rendering/modeling with the 5850, but that would be more so I could use my OC'ed i5. The final render/raytracing (what you see above) is pure CPU and infinitely scalable, so an i5 at 3.6 would cut the 2+ minutes my Athlon II at 3 takes for the final render. The main modeling program also is hitting a processor limit (though it is stressing the GPU quite a bit too), however it is only single threading.
  5. ^ Grab Maya or 3DS. Much better for rendering than Inventor Studio imo. If you are a student you can grab the latest version for free.
  6. So, those can take Inventor files, correct?
    (Edit: and yes, I'm a student so I can get those.)
  7. Edited OP to add a couple more images and use thumbnails so the page loads quickly but you can click for the full resolution version.
  8. Edited again to put up the final renders of everything but the cooler/fan. That might take a little while as exams are coming up, but we'll see.
  9. Shadow703793 said:
    ^ Grab Maya or 3DS. Much better for rendering than Inventor Studio imo. If you are a student you can grab the latest version for free.


    Either autodesk just recently decided 3ds max is free for students, or your misinformed. Just graduated in 09, I had to purchase 3ds max, although it was a highly discounted student license.
  10. A 13 month 3ds license is free for students now (2011). Last year it was a 6 month license, and before that perhaps none or less.
  11. goddamn, that was some skills there. I know nothing about CAD rendering... however...

    how long did it take you to do this? also, can you do a Fermi?

    And, how long would this take to render on a 3.8 Ghz phenom ii 720?
  12. I started Monday night. I haven't kept track of # of hours, but it has taken a while. I'm hoping to finish by mid next week.

    I would do a Fermi, however I'm about to head home for break, so I'll be busy with work and other projects, so it will only be a 5850 for now.

    The final Studio renders above take about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on my Athlon II at 3GHz. The final render is fully multithreading (though the translation is single), so I'd guess your Phenom II could do in the 45 sec range. The actual modeling in Inventor is mostly single threading, so it would only be moderately faster there. I actually can't add any more to the PCB part as the model is so complex it takes 2-3 min to do a simple sketch/extrusion/update.
  13. Damn you are Good with that program. When i'm in the lab at school i see a lot of the other engineers using it and, well, they're certainly not that good!

    I'm a Chem-E myself, so i don't have to learn to use it :D, shame!
  14. Well, the nice thing about this model (so far at least) is that most of the parts are not difficult to do individually, just there are so many it takes a really long time. The fan/cooler might be a different story though.
  15. Updated with Heatsink (second post).
  16. Updated with Fan.
  17. loneninja said:
    Either autodesk just recently decided 3ds max is free for students, or your misinformed. Just graduated in 09, I had to purchase 3ds max, although it was a highly discounted student license.


    Anonymous said:
    A 13 month 3ds license is free for students now (2011). Last year it was a 6 month license, and before that perhaps none or less.

    ^ Exactly. In the 2010 version, it was 6 months. Before that it was 3 months.

    Quote:
    I actually can't add any more to the PCB part as the model is so complex it takes 2-3 min to do a simple sketch/extrusion/update.

    :lol: Yeah. Inventor is kind of bloated imo. I prefer SolidWorks, but alas my trial ran out. Anyways, try doing a 1x1x3mm (lwh) square extrusion pattern with 2 mm spacing on a 220x220x22mm block of copper. :D . I mainly use Inventor for designing waterblocks and running CFD sims (using Algore sim, no pun intended).
  18. 2nd to last update (all done but side red plastic logo).

    I've heard great things about SolidWorks, however I haven't been able to secure a free copy. I did snag Pro/E, and hopefully I'll get some new software next year for my senior design team project.

    The craziest patterns I've done (on Pro/E or Inventor) was the pins on the back of processors. Even that would make it think for a while.
  19. I personally use Blender, after some experience the tons of customization can make some really unmatched things, but it is very different from most other modeling programs.
  20. yeah, it is amazing how many different types of modeling programs there are. I joke (though it is pretty much true) that every company I talk to uses a different CAD software.
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