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Alright, so I've got vegas installed and everything, but I can't seem to render on the GPU like I should be able to. I have 10.0d.

According to the help file the codec to use is Sony AVC, but when I render a video the GPU activity stays at about 0-5%. It doesn't even switch to 'normal' mode, but stays in the power saving downclocked mode. Anyone know what's wrong here? I've tried pretty much every category of preset in the Sony AVC list.

EDIT: I do have the Open CL driver installed, still no luck.
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Check your driver. Normal AMD Catalyst cannot be used in rendering at all. Forget Maya, 3Dmax, Poser, or Vegas, the only thing worked on Normal Catalyst are games.

ask your question here. http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=313065
they mod normal catalyst into firepro or firestream. fair warning, i googled and found no match for 6950 firepro or firestream
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Originally Posted by lunan1t4;13433455 
Check your driver. Normal AMD Catalyst cannot be used in rendering at all. Forget Maya, 3Dmax, Poser, or Vegas, the only thing worked on Normal Catalyst are games.

ask your question here. http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=313065
they mod normal catalyst into firepro or firestream. fair warning, i googled and found no match for 6950 firepro or firestream

From the release notes:
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OpenCL GPU-accelerated rendering requires an OpenCL-enabled ATI GPU and AMD Radeon Catalyst driver 11.2 or later with an ATI Radeon HD 57xx or newer GPU (please see Known Issues regarding an incompatibility with driver versions 11.3 and 11.4). If using an ATI FirePro GPU, FirePro unified driver 8.773 or later is required.

For more information about OpenCL-enabled GPUs, please see http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/Pages/desktop-graphics.aspx.

GPU-accelerated rendering performance will vary depending on your specific hardware configuration. If you have an older CPU and a newer GPU, rendering using the GPU may improve render times.

It looks like I have everything....
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Originally Posted by railfan844;13433490 
From the release notes:



It looks like I have everything....

Maybe your unlocked 6950 is the issue. Perhaps it's not official enough since it's not really a 6950 or a 6970. I'd be interested to see what happens if you flash back to stock 6950 or go full retard with the 6970 bios.
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lemme dig a little bit on the manual first. i retract my old comment about not working with vegas.
found it, here is the excerpt
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If you have a supported video card, vegas pro can use your GPU to improve AVC rendering performance. You can turn GPU-accelerated encoding on or off by adjusting the Encode mode setting on the video tab of the Custom Settings dialog for a Sony AVC rendering template. Choose Automatic or Render using GPU if available to render using the GPU, or choose Render using CPU only to turn off GPU-accelerated encoding

try that.
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