I'm in the process of building a new computer and was wondering what benefits most out of the latest and greatest CPU or GPU using Painter 2021. Or put it in another way, is it better to save some money on the CPU or the GPU? The idea is that I don't want several seconds lag using a big and heavy brush.
someone here mentioned corel haven't yet tested 2020/2021 with the very latest cpus and gpus
I'd prioritize cpu because gpu acceleration in painter won't cover all brushes anyway, some of them are incompatible with gpu-driven calcs
> The idea is that I don't want several seconds lag using a big and heavy brush.
it's really depends on the brushwork you're using, most of the painter brushes are actually very well optimized, it's the specialty fluid-based ones that are troublesome...
I have noticed on all P21 performance reports, that GPU's provide a much larger gain compared to CPU. Suggest you read all you can from the performance report. But as ipetcats noted, it really depends on the brushes you use.
I can't comment on the absolute latest and greatest, but in my case I am using an i9-10900X at 3.70GHz and other than an issue I had yesterday (now resolved) all brushes whizz along effortlessly. I have two Nvidia RTX 2070 Super GPUs with NVLink (that's for my 3d rendering - does Painter utilise multiple GPUs?). I don't fully understand what the numbers are telling me, but I am seeing an 19.5x value for CPU and an 86.7x value for CPU + GPU, and my system exceeds recommendations in all categories. So, I can tell you that while it's not latest and greatest, I am getting great performance from this combination :-)Where can you see the performance reports mentioned earlier?
If you have P21, run perf report at startup of P21...if not seen, show Welcome from menu and run perf check. After running it will give #s and explain and has a link to get more info.
I have seen reports from others via P21 classes. You can search Google and probably find some or go to Corel and look for help explanation; it is also in P21 help file.
If you don't have P21 now, get a free trial version to test in current PC.
Thanks for the insight. Reason for asking is that my wife has a laptop with a i7 1165G7 cpu with integrated Iris Xe graphics and get about 7700 points on the graphic accelerator score. While my stationary with a i7 7700k and GT1030 graphic card get about 2500 in score. Both computers has 16GB ram and NVMe system drives. Laptop cpu is not as powerful on paper as the 7700k, so it looks like the integrated Iris Xe is helping a lot?