Those without the Nvidia graphics cards needed to run DAZ Studio’s iRay renderer might like to look at the new Reality 4.1 – DAZ Studio Edition. It’s available now and is currently at a 30% discount, along with the 4.1 Poser Edition.
Senior members of various forums are testing 4.1 with DAZ and seem generally impressed with the speed, saying things like…
“… reaches 714 samples at 10 min!! (that’s 23 times faster than Reality 4)!!”
Note that AMD users — whom I presume many DAZ + Reality 4.1 users will be — need to update to OpenCL 2.0 to get these big increases in speed. This seems to be done simply by getting the latest AMD Catalyst graphics drivers installed for your graphics processor (GPU).
Note that graphics GPU drivers offered via Windows Update often lag far behind what’s available on the manufacturer website, to keep things super-safe. So if a Windows Update of drivers doesn’t do it for you, you might see if there’s a newer set available direct from AMD.