Best CPU?

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Best CPU?

Postby duncan on Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:04 am

What is the best cpu for fastpictureviewer on the market, currently? I thought that it may be 6 core i7-3960X or 4 core i7-3770K. Is there a limit on the number of cores that fastpictureviewer uses in parallel?
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Re: Best CPU?

Postby Axel on Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:41 am

In general the more cores the better :-) Joke aside the performance limit for fast viewing is more likely to be the disk(s). If you have large images, transferring, say, 4 big files in parallel will challenge any hard drive, solid state or not.

For tasks like image export or other kinds of batch processing the disk r/w throughput will likely also be the first limit on a 6 cores machine.

The only part that really uses many cores to good effect is the number crunching part of the GeoClustering plugin, as well as some portions of some of the codecs.
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Re: Best CPU?

Postby gavind on Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:48 pm

I think, the fastest would be the best option here? By the way, what is the minimum requirement ? Image
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Re: Best CPU?

Postby Axel on Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:02 am

The minimum is a processor with SSE2 support from Intel. Basically everything less than 10 years old should do. YMMV with old AMD chips, and FPV Pro and the Codec Pack are optimized (and will probably run quicker) on Intel processors.
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Re: Best CPU?

Postby Astara on Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:39 pm

Might want to spend money on a RAID.

If you want to invest in SSD/s w/a raid, be sure to get SSD's
designed to work w/o TRIM (or a raid controller that will).
Plantronics new "M5-Pro" -- claims to work well in a RAID0 w/o TRIM support -- and maintain it's speed.

W/o trim support, I found that SSD's performance drops to lower than that of 15KSAS drives for linear speeds and even
many seeks. Not pretty.
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