I'm still not convinced that the GPU is the biggest boost, at least not with this drawing. I believe that CPU core count is more important. I compared my render times of my old 660SC GPU to my new 1060SSC with 2015 P-P:
2015 Adv Render GI_Fine_HDR 660SC 67 sec, 1060SSC 55 secs.
Now, with the 1060SSC I compared 2015 to 2017
2015 Quality GI_Fine 57 sec 2017 Quality GI_Fine 101 sec.
I also ran the new files on 2017 with the 1060SSC
Adv Rend Majo HQ Full screen 1920x1080 198 sec
Save as PNG @ 3840x2160 1191 sec
Save as PNG @ 800x800 151 sec
Between Jeff and I, I have the better GPU, my 1060SSC vs his 970, but he has the better CPU, my i7-3770 (8 Threads) to his i7-5820K (12 threads). John is getting remarkable times due to his 48 threads.
The only real way to compare GPU's is to have a setup and swap out only GPU's and compare differences between gaming cards and workstation cards.
EDIT:: I should note that during the rendering process, GPU usage was at a steady 35%, CPU was at 100%. I went into advanced render options and enable 'Use GPU', but that resulted in a rendered image that was only black and white with none of the textures applied.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2017, 07:50:49 AM by Jason B »
TC 21 Deluxe, TC 20 Platinum, TC 2015 Platinum, TC 2016 Platinum, TC 2017 Platinum
i7- 3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4 GHz, 16G Crucial Ballistic, ASRock Extreme 4, EVGA 1060 SSC, Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit