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I have 2018 Mac mini with 16GB RAM — Intel UHD Graphic 630 — Two 1080 27" Dell monitors. I just purchased Home Designer 2021 Architecture.
With such weak graphics card, it is not uncommon for the Spinning Wheel to appear when working in 3D. After some research from several Graphic Card websites, there are several solutions I am considering:
1. Purchase an iMac with 16GB Ram — Radeon Pro 560x w/ 4GB GDDR5 memory = $1800
2. BlackMagic eGPU: Radeon Pro 580 = $700
3. BlackMagic eGPU Pro: Radeon RX Vega 56 = $1200
Option 1: Most expensive, and not practical since my Mac mini handles everything else very well. And performance is subpar to Options 2 and 3.
Option 2: Performance Improvement is over 500% better compared my current internal GPU.
Option 3: Improvement is over 1000% better.
1. Would an eGPU be beneficial in solving my 3D rendering issues?
2. Would the BlackMagic eGPU be sufficient improvement vs the BlackMagic Pro?
Thank you for any feedback.
Good day all,
I am currently looking at buying a new computer and I am very heavily leaning on purchasing a MacBook Pro 16", which will give me everything to run Chief Architect. I have a MacBook that I bought in 2009 and it is still running strong, but it is not upgradable to the new Mac OS and I can't run X12. Right now I am running a Windows10 desktop, but really want one computer for work and other things. On my current setup I am running dual monitors with a TV attached for when I meet with customers.
I am looking for a dock for the MacBook Pro, which will allow me to connect up to four (4) monitors. This is so I can attach the two monitors I have along with the TV. In the near future I would like to add a third monitor for doing my structural calculations and such while in Chief. I have found this one linked below, but was wondering if anyone else is using a similar setup or if this will cause problems with Chief?
Targus Quad Docking Station
Thank you in advance,
I'm new to the forums and i've tried to find my way in the already existing topics, such as
I could not find an answer yet, hopefully some of you can help me out.
I am currently struggling with Chief Architect Premier, ray traces are really slow at 1080P (1 pass takes like 15-30 min)
Also working for in PBR is making my system really really slow and it is getting frustrating.
My model is not complex and I think I need an hardware upgrade.
Current machine (Notebook - April 2014)
X•BOOK 15CL56 NVIDIA GTX770m 3GB, Full HD (+/- 20000 3DMARK) Intel® CoreTM i7-4710MQ (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz) - 47Watt (Quadcore) 16GB DDR3L (1600MHz)
New system specifications (not bought yet)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Boxed MSI X470 Gaming Plus Max Crucial Ballistix Sport LT BLS2K16G4D30AESB (32GB Ram) Intel 660p 1TB Solidstate drive Graphic card? Nvidia? Any Advice?
I think the 32 GB of memory is already an overkill, not sure if this is needed.
But I'm mostly wondering regarding the choice of CPU and Graphics card
Is this a good setup? What kind of performance improvements can I expect? What would be your advice?