AccuRender nXt

advanced rendering for AutoCAD

Dear Team

Is there a huge difference between 4-Core and 6-Core machines if Im using the following to do my work :

AutoCad

Accurender

Pshop

Indesign

Possibly Revit

I know RAM is king but how much impact will the Core Count have since I believe the AccuRender Engine differs from Max.

regards and thanks

Views: 202

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

With rendering, the two main factors are number of cores and speed of processors.

4 cores running at 3.0GHz will render roughly twice as fast as 2 cores running at 3.0GHz.

So if your 6 core option runs at the same frequency as your 4 core option, renders will run 1.5 times faster.

RAM is only used for storing the CAD file in memory. It does not affect the rendering speed.

Thank you Peter, I really appreciate it.

Cheers

Basically I use a very crude but effective method for determining the fastest machine for rendering: multiply the number of cores by the clock speed.

So 8 cores running at 1.6GHz would be roughly equal to 4 cores running at 3.2GHz.

It's not strictly true, but it does give a good indication.

I'll take your experienced technique for granted!

Thank you Peter!

Peter

Another question :

Would you go for 12 GB RAM with a 2GB Video Card or

24 GB RAM with a Dual DVI 256MB Graphic Card ?

Again, we're talking CAD/NxT/Pshop &  Indesign.

Cheers

Neither will make any difference to rendering speed and you'll be pushed to use 12Gb RAM unless you're dealing with extremely large and complicated 3D models.

Ideally, use a graphics card that is recommended with your software such as nVidia Quadro for AutoCAD, though it's not strictly necessary.

Thank you Peter, I really appreciate your inputs.

Cheers

RSS

Search

Translate

Latest Activity

ebenezer attah koomson posted photos
Wednesday
James Bloomer posted photos
May 1
Roy Hirshkowitz commented on Maciej's photo
Thumbnail

c3

"No license yet. Send some results when you can-- might be easier as a forum post instead of this comment section."
Apr 7
Roy Hirshkowitz commented on Maciej's photo
Thumbnail

c3

"The drawings are likely scaling correctly-- don't scale the geometry please. These are only display units for the arstudio interface."
Apr 7
Maciej commented on Maciej's photo
Thumbnail

c3

"You were right, Roy. It was about the file name - ash on my head. ARStudio seems to be very ok for my humble interiors' purposes. One minor point (see attached) - meters or millimeters only, what about centimeters? I need to scale all my…"
Apr 7
George Ioannidis commented on Maciej's photo
Thumbnail

g2

"Yeah, I know, usual situation. :)"
Apr 7
Roy Hirshkowitz commented on Maciej's photo
Thumbnail

c3

"Looks like there's no file name.  Try saving the drawing to a file first, then run ArStudio.  This is a bug, obviously.  Thanks."
Apr 7
Maciej commented on Maciej's photo
Thumbnail

c3

"I followed all the instructions and that is what I see now...Life is a struggle... Is there something I did wrong? AutoCAD 2013, nXt 0358-SG17, Windows 7"
Apr 7

© 2020   Header image courtesy Peter Milner   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service