Can you kill your graphics card (or cpu in cpu renders) by spamming IPR rendering when changing up or tweaking your scene even if those are low quality renders with like 256 samples and a 1280*720 resolution? I am doing materials for my scene right now and my gtx 1080 is basically constantly rendering with Redshift. Will it damage it?
>>587515Not really. The amount of wear electronics go through is largely tied to voltage and heat, so if you keep your CPU or GPU cool and low-power, it's going to run for a good while as you'd expect. As long as you don't overclock anything using voltage and have sufficient cooling, it's going to be all the same for the chip. One thing you can consider doing for pushing hardware 24/7 is under-volting it.