6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 3, 2014 5:59 PM by yauwing2

    Hardware Upgrades for Shorter rendering times?

    davidbayus

      Hello,

       

      Im a visual artist looking for any help in hardware reccomendations.

       

      Im trying to render a single image sized at 36 x 49 inches at 300dpi (image is 255.6m)

       

      estimated render time is 14 days 3 hours 26 min

       

      Any tips would be hugely appreciated! Im looking to upgrade asap.

       

      This is my current Hardware :

       

       

      Macbook Pro Retina display early 2013

       

      Processor  2.6 GHz Intel Core i5

       

      Memory  8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

       

      Graphics  Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB

       

      Cheers!

        • 1. Re: Hardware Upgrades for Shorter rendering times?
          Noel Carboni Level 8

          In the words of Neo:

           

          Cores.  We're going to need lots of cores.

           

          http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3L2-fJnZyms/TelHc8-vbSI/AAAAAAAAALs/FqGUxIkENUU/s1600/matrix-guns.jpg

           

          More RAM can't hurt either.

           

          What you're trying to render is probably wanting a high-end workstation class machine.

           

          I'm thinking you also need to simplify your design and work at a bit smaller pixel count.

           

          -Noel

          • 2. Re: Hardware Upgrades for Shorter rendering times?
            Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

            Forget it. Simply learn how to use a real 3D program instead of the crutch that is PS 3D.

             

            Mylenium

            • 3. Re: Hardware Upgrades for Shorter rendering times?
              Level 5

              Mylenium wrote:

               

              Forget it. Simply learn how to use a real 3D program instead of the crutch that is PS 3D…

               

              Ditto.

              • 4. Re: Hardware Upgrades for Shorter rendering times?
                yauwing2

                Your file is huge for Photoshop 3D.

                 

                 

                It will be slow even if all the settings below were done right

                 

                From the Perference - Performance Menu

                Make sure use graphic processor option is checked and select Advanced setting

                 

                From the Perference - 3D Menu

                Make sure VRAM for 3D is set to as big as possible.

                 

                 

                 

                If you want to do this often in PhotoShop, you may need to upgrade to a Mac Pro with 12 Core CPU, d700 graphic option and 64GB RAM

                • 5. Re: Hardware Upgrades for Shorter rendering times?
                  Noel Carboni Level 8

                  yauwing2 wrote:

                   


                  If you want to do this often in PhotoShop, you may need to upgrade to a Mac Pro with 12 Core CPU, d700 graphic option and 64GB RAM

                  That's not enough.  The Mac Pro has unprecedented memory bandwidth, but from only one processor package.  That's a severe limitation in my book.

                   

                  I suggest instead you consider a dual-Xeon workstation configuration.  Apple doesn't offer that kind of compute power (yet) in the new cylindrical design.

                   

                  Right now today you can get a Dell T5610 with e.g., dual Xeon E5-2650 processors.  That has a total of 16 cores in two packages.  It may be possible, through custom configuration, to have Dell build one with as many as 24 cores on tap (12 per package, with independent memory channels to each E5-2697 v2 package).  Having independent memory channels is the real advantage of having multiple packages.

                   

                  I also noticed that the newest Intel Xeons have more QPI links - meaning one might expect to see 4 package designs built around, say, the 15 core E7-4890V2 within the next couple of years.

                   

                  -Noel

                  • 6. Re: Hardware Upgrades for Shorter rendering times?
                    yauwing2 Level 1

                    Agree that more cores is better.

                     

                    Just want to add that fast GPU(s)  is also very important. (may be more important if more works were done by OpenCL and or OpenGL)