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Ludwig Hilger

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How to most efficiently update this system?
« on: September 07, 2016, 10:28:53 AM »
Hello,

we have been running Photoscan Professional on the following system for the past two years:

- 12 core i7-3970X @ 3.5 Ghz
- MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) (MS-7760)
- AMD Radeon R9 200 / HD 7900 Series
- 64 GB RAM
- 1000 W power supply

I am planning to substitute the AMD for a 8GB GTX 1080. Does that make sense to you or does that not fit to the other components and does the software already support the new Nvidia?

thank you!
« Last Edit: September 07, 2016, 10:43:14 AM by Ludwig Hilger »

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Re: How to most efficiently update this system?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2016, 11:33:06 AM »
Hi,

you can used ssd disk to improve performance (for example Samsung SAMSUNG NVME SM951 512GB);
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SK

Alexey Pasumansky

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Re: How to most efficiently update this system?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2016, 12:11:23 PM »
Hello Ludwig,

We have tested GTX 1080 on some sample projects and the performance compared to Radeon HD7970 is improved on about 20-25% (http://wiki.agisoft.com/wiki/Hardware). However, more VRAM will allow to handle high-poly models more smoothly in the Model view.
By my experience, GTX 980Ti is the most effective in terms of performance/price. It may be also reasonable to use a couple of older graphic cards (like GTX 780Ti or Radeon R9 290x) to improve the performance.
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Ludwig Hilger

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Re: How to most efficiently update this system?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2016, 12:51:44 PM »
Alexey, thank you very much! This will also save money!

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Re: How to most efficiently update this system?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2016, 12:58:31 PM »
is it possible and/or will it be worth it to keep the AMD and run both the r9 and gtx 980ti at the same time? The MSI has two graphic card slots...

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Re: How to most efficiently update this system?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2016, 02:12:30 PM »
Hello Ludwig,

I think it could be quite problematic to have both AMD and NVIDIA cards installed at the same time as it could affect the overall system stability.
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Re: How to most efficiently update this system?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2016, 07:23:58 PM »
Could be interesting to make run 2x GTX 1060 6 GB Ram. They are low price and very good and have a very low power consumption compared to AMD Radeon.

Driving 2 of these should give your very good performance.

btw your CPU is a Six Core with 12 Threads...

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Re: How to most efficiently update this system?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2016, 02:32:05 PM »
Hello,
i have put in the GTX 980Ti and it runs beautifully. It turns out that I have a spare GTX 660. Does it make sense to put it in additionally?

thank you!
Ludwig

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Re: How to most efficiently update this system?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2016, 10:59:21 AM »
any thoughts? Sorry if this is a noob question....

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Re: How to most efficiently update this system?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2016, 12:19:22 PM »
Hello Ludwig Hilger,

You can use another GPU for additional boost during the depth maps estimation process.
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