7 Replies Latest reply on Jan 16, 2017 8:36 AM by Q4T

    Upgrade my CPU or GPU?

    Q4T Level 1

      Without going into specs, my GPU is definitely due an upgrade more than my CPU, but if I bought a new GPU, would Animate even use it to its fullest?

       

      As my animation is getting larger, I'm finding it will occasionally freeze for a minute while editing. It doesn't do it often, but it would be nice if the freezes were shorter.

        • 1. Re: Upgrade my CPU or GPU?
          Asymetrical Adobe Community Professional

          What are the specs on your computer? GPU and CPU as well as ram?

          • 2. Re: Upgrade my CPU or GPU?
            Q4T Level 1

            Processor

             

            Processor

             

            Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz

             

            Manufacturer

             

            Intel

             

            Speed

             

            2.7 GHz

             

            Number of Cores

             

            4

             

            CPU ID

             

            BFEBFBFF000506E3

             

            Family

             

            06

             

            Model

             

            5E

             

            Stepping

             

            3

             

            Revision

             

             

            Memory

             

             

            RAM

             

            16 GB

             

            Video Card

             

             

            Video Card

             

            NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580

             

            Manufacturer

             

            NVIDIA

             

            Chipset

             

            GeForce GTX 580

             

            Dedicated Memory

             

            1.5 GB

             

            Total Memory

             

            4.0 GB

             

            Pixel Shader Version

             

            5.0

             

            Vertex Shader Version

             

            5.0

             

            Hardware T & L

             

            Yes

             

            Vendor ID

             

            10DE

             

            Device

             

            1080

             

            Plug and Play ID

             

            VEN_10DE&DEV_1080&SUBSYS_086A10DE&REV_A1

             

            Driver Version

             

            21.21.13.6909

             

            Operating System

             

             

            Operating System

             

            Microsoft Windows 10 (build 14393), 64-bit

             

            Service Pack

             

            0

             

            Size

             

            64-bit

             

            Edition

             

             

            Version

             

            10.0.14393

             

            Locale

             

            0C09

             

            BIOS

             

             

            BIOS

             

            BIOS Date: 08/01/15 00:19:26 Ver: 05.0000B

             

            Version

             

            American Megatrends Inc. P1.20

             

            Manufacturer

             

            American Megatrends Inc.

             

            Date

             

            08/01/15

             

            Sound

             

             

            Audio 1

             

             

            Sound Device

             

            Microsoft® LifeCam Studio(TM)

             

            Driver

             

            10.0.14393.0

            Audio 2

             

            Sound Device

             

            Realtek High Definition Audio

             

            Driver

             

            6.0.1.7614

            Audio 3

             

            Sound Device

             

            NVIDIA High Definition Audio

             

            Driver

             

            1.3.34.15

            Audio 4

             

            Sound Device

             

            NVIDIA High Definition Audio

             

            Driver

             

            1.3.34.15

            Audio 5

             

            Sound Device

             

            NVIDIA High Definition Audio

             

            Driver

             

            1.3.34.15

            Audio 6

             

            Sound Device

             

            NVIDIA High Definition Audio

             

            Driver

             

            1.3.34.15

            Audio 7

             

            Sound Device

             

            NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)

             

            Driver

             

            1.2.40.0

             

            Drives

             

             

            DVD

             

            PLDS BD-RE DH-8B2SH

             

            CD

             

            PLDS BD-RE DH-8B2SH

            Drive 1

             

            Size

             

            1.7 TB

             

            Free Memory

             

            1.5 TB

            Drive 2

             

            Size

             

            120.0 GB

             

            Free Memory

             

            4.1 GB

             

            Software

             

             

            Internet Explorer

             

            11.576.14393.0

             

            Chrome

             

            55.0.2883.87

             

            Firefox

             

             

            Safari

             

             

            Java

             

             

            Flash

             

            18.0.0.203

             

            DirectX

             

            11.0

             

            .NET

             

            4.6.2

             

            QuickTime

             

             

            Adobe PDF Reader

             

             

            • 3. Re: Upgrade my CPU or GPU?
              Q4T Level 1

              Definitely not the RAM. I checked. The CPU was running at 34%, so not too sure what to make of that.

              • 4. Re: Upgrade my CPU or GPU?
                Asymetrical Adobe Community Professional

                Well honestly I'd say an i5 doesn't hold much power and your GPU isn't that powerful either. Is this a laptop?

                • 5. Re: Upgrade my CPU or GPU?
                  Q4T Level 1

                  It's a desktop, and has a good case for upgrading

                  • 6. Re: Upgrade my CPU or GPU?
                    Asymetrical Adobe Community Professional

                    Yeah OK well I'd upgrade both the video card and the processor if you're having issues and you can do so. I run a 3.6 GB quad core i7 and I have a nVidia 8600 GPU and my rig never hiccups using Animate. I also have 16 GB of memory in it.

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                    • 7. Re: Upgrade my CPU or GPU?
                      Q4T Level 1

                      I'm on a budget. So, although I could upgrade both, I'd rather upgrade one properly. Also, which one is doing the heavy lifting? Does Animate actually max out my GPU, or is the bottleneck in the CPU? I don't want to upgrade both if only one of them is causing the problems.