If you could manage to get it to work, you would not be happy.
I'm really curious now,lol
Well I sprung for some new components and the difference in speed is astonishing.
New Gigabyte DDR2 board
q8300 2.5 ghz quad core
4 gb of ram DDR 6400
1gb Ati 5450 DDR2 video card(and I'm shocked at the value of this card)
The purpose of this new config was to play DSLR footage smoothly and I'm more than happy. I don't do much layering so I don't care for the need to buy a $1000 video card so that I don't see a render bar.
Renders seem to be about 4 times quicker than my 3.06 P4.
Glad you are happy. Let us know how your editing experience is, when you edit DSLR / AVCHD material. I'm curious, because the Q8300 is not very fast. Perhaps you can do the PPBM4 Benchmark and send the results to Bill, and possibly to me by PM. That will show how your system performs in comparison to other systems. I expect your system to come out around 115 - 130 seconds.
This is what I got, my cpu is OC to 3.0 from 2.5
gigabyte, Computer Manufacturer
ep43-ud3l, Computer Model
94.2, secs Total Benchmark Time
12.8, secs AVI Encoding Time
50.4, secs MPEG Elapsed Time
31, secs Rendering Time
intel, CPU Manufacturer
intel, CPU Model
2.5, GHz CPU speed
1, Number of CPU chips
4, Total Number of Cores
4, GB RAM
5, APP Version PPBM4 DV
win 7, OSVersion
sata, OS Disk Interface
150, GB OS Disk Capacity
7200, OS Disk Speed
sata, Project Disk Interface
150, GB Project Disk Capacity
7200, Project Disk Speed
sata, Preview Disk Interface
150, GB Preview Disk Capacity
7200, Preview Disk Speed
sata, Output Disk Interface
150, GB Output Disk Capacity
7200, Output Disk Speed
ati, Graphics Board
That is a pretty decent score and better than I expected, but then I did not know you overclocked your system.
I will include these figures in the result and send them to Bill for publication.
However, apart from David's system, which has been ungraded now, your CS5 score is around 2 times slower than the next CS5 machine and 5 - 6 times slower than the top machines. I'm curious to hear your experiences with your material, since often DSLR material can be a performance hog.
I would wonder how his system would run if he replaced the display card with a GTX 285 or other cards with the Hack.
It may run a little bit faster on the rendering, but the major bottlenecks are CPU, which by modern day standards is pretty slow, as evidenced by his MPEG score of 50.1 and his disk I/O, with 12.4.
With a CUDA card it would not be unexpected to see a score around 20, maybe even less, but the CPU bottleneck would still be there. Decent CS5 systems score around 10 seconds on the MPEG test, around 5 times faster and the fastest yet is at 6.4, around 8 times faster on CPU intensive tasks.
If I look at my WEI results, I have to consider upgrading my CPU and memory:
Your insight is helpful and very costly In the end the LG775 CPUs have there limits and the Motherboards due to the Ram slots,as the cost would be similar to upgrading old hardware as to buy a new i7 motherboard (ASUS P6Tdelux), i7-930 cpu, 12gigs of ram , a GTX285 as a min if you do not useing the hack and a 650ww powersupply and this would be mini spec.
Running an nVidia card, with 2 power connections, might mean 650 is a bit "light"
Harm has posted a link to a power calculator... or just do what I did, and get an 850w power supply
If you are going to have a multi-drive RAID setup, you probably want a 1000w power supply (or larger?)
Your PPBM4 data is posted, you currently are in position 74. I have several questions.
- I do not know of any 150GB disk drives normally we put in the manufacturers specification.on capacity, is that a 160 GB drive?
- How many drives do you have?
- Do you have indexing turned off on these drives?
- I also hope that you are not using any partitoning on the project drives.
Turn indexing off on at least the 2 project drives, I also turn it off on my OS/Applications drive. Your AVI Encoding time should improve.
Thanks, I'll try it again.