I have a new system (i7-5820K with 16GB and a GTX 970). Haven't played around with Overclocking, yet, so this is a 'stock' system.
With the same settings (View_1, Quality Rendering, Global Illumination Fine setting and an 805 x 768 image size), my new time is 81 seconds to create a JPG.
When I set Advanced Mode with Global Illumination Fine Tone HDR, it saved in 59 seconds.
I should point out that I received a warning that the RedSDK drivers have not been modified for the GTX 970 video card (it's too new), so a 'generic' driver was used, so performance may increase in the future.
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Did a bit of math and
noticed that the vastly improved graphics card didn't contribute that much to my improved timing. The decrease in processing time, if only due to the increase in the number of cores over my original system (12 cores vs 4 cores, both @ 3.3 GHz), would have resulted in 97 seconds.
My actual time of 81 seconds is a further 16% reduction, but at a cost of 229% over the original graphics card. On the other hand, my new processor was actually cheaper than the one it replaced.
CORRECTION: I have since noticed that TurboCAD Pro Platinum V21 does not make significant use of hyperthreading, with most of the rendering taking place in 1 of the 12 processor cores. As my new cpu has the same clock speed as my previous system's cpu, that means the ~3.6x improvement in rendering speed is due entirely to my graphics card.
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CPU: Core i7-5820K @ 3.3 GHz (6 core with 12 processing threads)
RAM: 16 GB DDR4-2133
Video Card: Gigabyte GTX 970
Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) SP1
« Last Edit: February 25, 2015, 10:31:25 PM by Jeffin90620 »
TC Pro Platinum 2017, 2016 & 2015 (all with LightWorks) & V21
System: i7-5820K @ 3.30GHz, ASRock X99 Extreme4, 16GB DDR4-2133 RAM, Gigabyte GTX 970, Samsung NVMe SSD 950 (256GB), Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) SP1