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show user profile  ShadowRender
Hi guys, can you tell me what should I choose. For the same price I can upgrade from

8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz, 2 DIMMs to ----> 16GB DDR3 SDRAM a 1600MHz, 2 DIMMs


AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB GDDR5 to ------> NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760 Ti 2GB GDDR5.

I want both, modeling and rendering. Some people have told me that the ram sometimes max waste it, thats why maybe I was considering upgrade the video card.

Both video cards have 2gb, so my doubt was if it change that much the performance between them?

Btw, it has a Intel® Core™ i7-4790 (8MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz) and a SATA de 1TB 7200 RPM (6.0 Gb/s) 64MB Caché. Dont have SSD, do that also affect?
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9/9/2014 7:43:18 PM (last edit: 9/9/2014 8:07:15 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
the difference between the video cards is negligable (<10%) and for future reference - memory has no impact on video card performance unless you're running out. Same goes for main memory really so unless you're running out, it wont do anything.

8gb does seem tad low by today's 3d standards though so between those 2 get the memory for sure and forget about that video card, wont do anything for you.

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9/9/2014 8:56:49 PM (last edit: 9/9/2014 8:56:49 PM)
show user profile  Error404
kinda hard to say.

Is your viewport performance good? Are you constantly pegging your ram? I would think that 8gb is not enough ram, but it depends on the kind of stuff you're working on. My blind guess would be, get more ram.

If you want a huge WOW factor, put your OS and programs on an SSD drive. That will make your machine feel like a speed demon in comparison to the old platter drives. Might not really have a whole lot of effect on your modeling and rendering, but just general use, reading and writing to disk, opening programs, rebooting are so much faster. -

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9/9/2014 9:07:48 PM (last edit: 9/9/2014 9:10:00 PM)
show user profile  ShadowRender
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9/9/2014 9:08:17 PM (last edit: 9/9/2014 9:08:17 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
SSD and more memory. You will be surprised.

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9/9/2014 9:15:34 PM (last edit: 9/9/2014 9:15:34 PM)
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