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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?
Does anyone currently own a Razer Blade 15 or 17, or any of the higher powered MSI laptops that are marketed specifically for 3D renderings/CAD? I am looking to upgrade my ASUS, and these two options seem to be the front runners. I use Chief Premier X10, and am really looking for something that I can have smooth renderings in, do walk-throughs easily, and save a few files to my computer instead of constantly having to save to an external storage source.
My current laptop is nearing three years old, and it has been fine, but never as good as I wanted. I am willing to spend the money now to get what I really need.
(Current computer: ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH74 17-Inch Gaming Laptop, Discrete GPU GeForce GTX 960M 4 GB VRAM, 16GB DDR4, 1 TB, 128 GB SSD)
I am about to purchase a new MacBook Pro. Mine current MacBook Pro is 2015, Intel Core i5, 2.9 GHz, 8 GB MHz, Intel Iris Graphcs 6100 1536 MB. Whatever all that means....I get the swirling rainbow often because I run Affinity Photo and Home Designer Architectural along with a few other things being open at the same time...mail, messages, etc.
So - time to upgrade. I don't know which is more important to help run programs quickly - Obviously - I would like the upgrades on all - but it's already so expensive so wondering if the combination of standard and some upgrade will be okay. I have design business and use Chief Architecture for floor plan and furniture layouts to present to clients.
1) 2.6GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz (standard) vs
2.9GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz
2) 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 (standards) memory vs.
32GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
3) Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory (standard) vs
Radeon Pro Vega 16 with 4GB of HBM2 memory vs
Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory
I was originally thinking of doing the upgrade to the i9 intel processor - only but then someone mentioned upgrading the graphics card.
I am sticking with Mac at this time because it's what I know. Can anyone advise please? Thank you so much!
I need a new laptop to run Chief Premier and Sketchup Pro out of the office.
Of these 3 offerings, I'd like to know anyone's thoughts or experiences.;
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/alienware-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-1tb-hard-drive-256gb-solid-state-drive-black/6239219.p?skuId=6239219# (can buy for $1,665 open box excellent-certified) https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-zephyrus-m-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-1tb-hybrid-drive-256gb-ssd-black/6232300.p?skuId=6232300 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-15-6-4k-ultra-hd-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-1tb-hdd-128gb-ssd-black/6139102.p?skuId=6139102 Thanks in advance for any feedback.
All the best,
Okay, if you had no more than 2 grand to spend (maybe 2500) and you were in need of a new laptop, what would you pick?
Now, to make it a bit more interesting, imagine you don't just work in Chief. I do design in Chief and HDP. Also Video editing on Adobe, other design work on Adobe products and branching out into other software.
I really need 4K UHD for video editing. And I really need a 17" screen, as my eyes are not as young as they once were. Keep in mind, I will have no more desktop use, as I will be traveling. And with that in mind, maybe should go with a 15" and more powerful reading glasses. It will be difficult to get used to though, as I am used to 27" dual screens. Not too concerned about rendering as I rarely do that.
I have noticed there are pros and cons between mobile workstations and gaming laptops. Anyway, after weeks of reading reviews, articles, and videos, I need to take a breath of air. So far I am leaning toward an 8th gen i7.
But the question is, if YOU were to buy one today (and needed to do what i do) what would it be?
I appreciate your suggestions.