Sapphire 2024 CUDA Issue and Requirements

In Sapphire 2024.0-2024.02, there is an issue where Sapphire uses an unusually large amount of memory in FFT-based effects if motion blur is also turned on. 2024.03, this is fixed, however, it requires a newer NVIDIA driver than Sapphire 2024.02.

  • Sapphire 2024.02 requires a minimum NVIDIA driver version of 452.39 on Windows and 450.80.02 on Linux.
  • Sapphire 2024.03 requires a minimum NVIDIA driver version of 527.41 on Windows and 525.60.13 on Linux.

 

To find out which driver your machine has:

* For Windows customers:
To find your NVIDIA driver information, right-click on the desktop and select "NVIDIA Control Panel". Then down in the bottom left, click on "System Information". The driver version will be listed in the middle of the screen and will be in the form ###.##.

* For Linux customers:
To find your NVIDIA driver information, open a terminal and run the command: "Nvidia-semi". This should print out a text block with the third line containing the NVIDIA driver version and will look something like: "| NVIDIA-SMI 535.154.05 Driver Version: 535.154.05 CUDA Version: 12.2 |"

On Autodesk Flame and Avid Media Composer, a newer driver may not be certified. If that is the case, go to <page on borisfx.com> and download the alternate Sapphire installer with CUDA 11. This will work with the same drivers as Sapphire 2024.02 but may run into memory issues with FFTs depending on the workflow. The GPU can be disabled to work around this issue.

Additionally, CUDA 12 does NOT work on the following NVIDIA cards that were supported with CUDA 11: GeForce GTX Titan Z, GeForce GTX Titan Black, GeForce GTX Titan, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GT 640 (GDDR5), GeForce GT 630 v2, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720, GeForce GT 710, GeForce GT 740M (64-bit, DDR3), GeForce GT 920M, Quadro K6000, Quadro K5200. If your system has one of these cards, the alternate CUDA 11 installer is recommended.

The full list of Sapphire effects that use FFTs and therefore might encounter this issue are:

  • BokehLights
  • Convolve
  • DissolveGlare
  • DefocusPrism
  • Flashbulbs
  • Glare
  • NightSky
  • RackDefocus
  • BlurDirectional
  • Whiplash
  • TVDamage
  • TVChannelChange
  • FreeLens
  • ZDefocus
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