DAZ Studio 4 and i7 processors?

Bad FaerieBad Faerie Posts: 0
edited December 1969 in DAZ Studio Discussion

Does DAZ Studio 4 support the advanced features on the Intel i7 processor, such as hyper-threading and the on board GPU?

I'm considering getting a new rendering machine and don't know whether it's worth going for the i5 or the i7.

Obviously, it won't be worth paying extra for an i7 if I cannot take advantage of its features.

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  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,409
    edited August 2012

    Yes, DS will see all cores, including the virtual cores from Hyperthreading, on an i7 - I got quite a kick seeing eight CPU boxes filled up in task manager on my first render on this machine. On-board GPU will be sued if that's what the system sues, though Intel graphics tend not to offer good OpenGL support so that may be an issue - in geernal you are better off with a real video card from ATI or nVidia.

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  • Bad FaerieBad Faerie Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Yes, DS will see all cores, including the virtual cores from Hyperthreading, on an i7 - I got quite a kick seeing eight CPU boxes filled up in task manager on my first render on this machine. On-board GPU will be sued if that's what the system sues, though Intel graphics tend not to offer good OpenGL support so that may be an issue - in geernal you are better off with a real video card from ATI or nVidia.

    I intend to get a discrete graphics card too, it was just whether or not you could use both the on board GPU and the card as well?

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,409
    edited December 1969

    I don't know about using both GPUs - I assume you are thinking of things like LuxRender that can use the GPU to speed calculations?

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