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Which component should I upgrade to increase 3d rendering sp

by al197 / August 11, 2012 3:39 AM PDT

My PC struggles a bit when rendering large scenes using Max/Vray/PS. The following is my actual hardware configuration. Which component could I change without spending too much money but which will noticeably improve the rendering speed?Computer Type = ACPI x64-based PCOperating System= Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601 (Win7 RTM)Motherboard:CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core i5-750, 2000 MHz (15 x 133)Motherboard Name Asus P7P55D LE (3 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN)Motherboard Chipset Intel Ibex Peak P55, Intel LynnfieldSystem Memory 8183 MB (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM)BIOS Type AMI (09/24/09)Display:Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series (1024 MB)Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series (1024 MB)Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series (1024 MB)3D Accelerator ATI Radeon HD 5750 (Juniper)Your advice will be greatly appreciated.Thanks

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Those are not low end CPUs or GPUs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2012 4:46 AM PDT

To really step up you'll have to do a lot more than you expected as this is a nice machine to start with.

What I'd suggest is find a forum on the Maxvrayps software and see if folk have tips about settings that help. But to say get the render to happen in half the time you are looking a major changes.

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Intel Core i5-750, 2000 MHz
by Bob__B / August 11, 2012 8:57 AM PDT

That seems a bit low in speed.

However I'm not sure I'm reading your post correct.

All those words stuck into one sentence with no breaks is a little tough to read.

Do you really have 4 Gpu's ?

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That i5-750 is usually 2.66GHz and Turbo's to 3.2 GHz.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2012 9:11 AM PDT
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by Bob__B / August 11, 2012 9:35 PM PDT

What I was referring to was that 2000Mhz.

If that's the clock speed the OP is seeing that might be a problem.

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My mistake
by al197 / August 12, 2012 12:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Yup

The cpu is ... Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz not 2000Mhz as inicially stated. Sorry about that,

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Ok.......that's better
by Bob__B / August 12, 2012 5:57 AM PDT
In reply to: My mistake

Just for yuks.
Have you monitored the swap file while this rendering is happening?
If that file is going active it's not going to help your perf much.

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Is the machine used as a hobby or for profit and what's the
by VAPCMD / August 12, 2012 10:20 AM PDT

budget ?

Would have have thought this requirement should have been at least i7-860.

Is the 8GBs RAM in 4 DIMMs 4 DIMMs @ 2GBs or 2 DIMMs @ 4GB ?


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