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.
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 Doug. Yes, I've run it myself (new user of Painter 2021 - bought it yesterday!). Sorry, I (mis)read into your comment that there was a respository for people's performance results.