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rbnkc

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Upgrading for speed
« on: June 17, 2016, 06:45:53 PM »
It’s clear from my growing experience that I need to upgrade my system to get processing results in a reasonable amount of time. I’m currently using a windows system with an i5-4690k @ 3.5ghz with 16gb of memory and an AMD R9 290 graphics card. Increasing memory to 32gb is a must, but which would give me a better performance boost, adding another graphics card or replacing the CPU with say an i7-4790 4ghz.

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Re: Upgrading for speed
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2016, 09:39:16 PM »
Hello rbnkc,

I'd rather suggest to choose 6-core CPU like 4930K or 4960X.
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Re: Upgrading for speed
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 06:00:15 PM »
Thanks Alexey,
Right now I'm limited by an LGA 1150 socket and I don't see any chips greater than 4-core for that socket. With a new motherboard (LGA 2011-3) I can get an I-7 6950X which has 10 cores and evidently overclocks quite well. Would PS take advantage of 10 cores over 6?

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Re: Upgrading for speed
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 07:33:44 PM »
Hello rbnkc,

Then you should probably check i7 5930K or i7 5960X, as I don't think the performance of 10 over 8 cores will worth the price difference compared to the latest series.
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