Best hardware upgrade to boost performance for reconstruction phase?

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    Not_Nick

    It seems CPU is what matters most. Once you get past the depth mapping the video cards don't do much more in the process. You then have the depth grouping etc after that which just max out CPU utilisation. 

    If you were to bump up from your i7 to an i9 core you would churn through the data quicker. More than $100 option though!

    Other than that I've tried my cache and photo source folder on a high end M2 drive. Doesn't seem to make too much difference over the standard SSD I was using before.

     

     

     

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    andrew breckill

    Nick, I was thinking the same, was going to get an M.2 hard drive solely for caching (would mean new MB as well) so what I want to know is, was the main improvement obtained going from mechanical spinning drive to sata SSD?

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    Not_Nick

    Hi Andrew,

    My rig has only ever had SSDs in it. I've seen my SSD that contains the photos max out 100% utilisation so I'd say a mechanical drive would be a bottleneck there. I ran a project with the photos feeding off my NAS and the image feature recognition took approx 4x longer.

    So far I haven't seen my M2 with the cache max out utilisation but in saying that the read write speed of the M2 might be helping out rather than the throughput it can provide.

     

    edit: To answer your question though, the jump from mechanical to SSD seems to give a decent boost. The jump up from SSD to M2 appears to not give as much increase. In your case maybe a high end SSD might be better than a new mobo and M2.

     

     

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    Lucia CR

    we do also recommend using SSD disks for speeding up the processing

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