Components that most effect render speed

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Will Brown
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Components that most effect render speed

Postby Will Brown » Fri Apr 26, 2013 14:29

Dear All,

I was wondering if anyone with the technical knowhow might be able to tell me which components most effect rendering speed and therefore what to prioritise if I was looking to build a new machine or even if I would get much improvement with a new machine?

My current specs are: i5 2500K 3.3GHz, 8GB RAM, SSD system drive, 1TB 7200rpm audio drive, Intel H67 Chipset

If I went to a i7 3770K based system does anyone know what the improvement might be like?

I presume CPU and Hard drives are two of the most critical, but do chipset, RAM, GPU etc make a difference?

Many thanks,

Will

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Re: Components that most effect render speed

Postby Will Brown » Fri Apr 26, 2013 15:15

P.S I should probably also have added that I'm running Win 7 SP1 and Pyramix 7.1.10 Hotfix 16157

Mario
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Re: Components that most effect render speed

Postby Mario » Mon Apr 29, 2013 13:31

Hi,

the main difference between i5 and i7 are the hyperthreading, which is a thing Pyramix don´t use.
In terms of performance, in the same i5, between second and third generation is not a night and day thing.

If you want to upgrade to the i7 3930k (6 cores instead of 4), and you are using multi core Masscore that will mean something :-)

regards

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Re: Components that most effect render speed

Postby Will Brown » Mon Apr 29, 2013 13:46

Thanks Mario,
I'm running a Native system not Masscore unfortunately. Do you know if multiple cores actually get used when rendering and is it just the cpu or is the gpu involved too?
Cheers,
Will