Lingwisyer wrote:Hi, thanks for that.
You could log your current computers CPU and RAM utilisation over a couple of days to see where your primary bottlenecks are. This can be done through Windows Performance Monitor.
Lingwisyer wrote:Yeah. And even the 'honest' local retailers here in New Zealand are throwing a few hundred dollars on top of the recommended retail price I see.
If you can get past all of the scalpers sniping the cards...
Erwin wrote:From what I have experienced (again no real empirical testing to quote) if money is no object, the very best 2D performance probably does come from the best Quadro, but where there is a limited budget, the best performance seems to come from the best consumer Gforce card that same budget will buy - simply because with any any given Quadro you could buy with a given budget, the same budget will buy a Gforce card that is a generation or two newer and faster, and with more memory. And of course driver development is more active for consumer cards (new driver not always for the better with either Quadro or Gforce, but at least with Gforce, there are usually more recent roll back options)
I'm not 100% sure about this (as in no real testing / proof), but my old Quadro K2000 seems better equiped at 2D redraw than the newer 'gaming' mobile cards in my 2013 iMAC at home and the macbook pro machines we also have at the office. In 3D window it seems reversed.
I do like the robustness and quality of the Quadro hardware and the drivers are a breeze to update, when I feel like updating.
Erwin wrote:Thanks - some great tips there! Esp. using project map rather than view map for tracing - will give it a try.
With trace and reference it always speeds things up if you trace from the Project Map rather than the View Map. Even if all the view settings are the same with your active view, I think. Certainly so if they are different.
I think SEO does benefit from raw CPU power, not sure if it is optimised for multiple cores. You can maybe see that with Task Manager in your current setup.
Sloppy SEO usage can really bring things to a crawl. Like selecting all the walls and using a roof as an operator, regardless if they walls need to be trimmed by that roof or not.