I am running Blender 2.77a and I know the issue with extremely slow renders with cycles (and even blender internal) is probably due to my video setup.
Note: I also use this machine for extensive DAW work with Sonar x3.
Here is my setup:
Windows 10 64 bit
Motherboard: ASUS N5A78L-m - AMI bios
Processor: AMD FX-6300 6 core processor 3.5 Ghz
Memory: 16 Gigs DDR3
Samsung 500 Gb SSD 850 EVO
SPCC 250 Gb SSD
WDC WD10EZ 1 Tb
Now - the part that is probably the culprit
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5450 1 Gig
Am I correct in assuming that my base machine is OK for handling things, and that after all I have read I really need an NVIDA based card?
Would adding any of the following significantly speed up my rendering, or do I have to go even higher?
- EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti SC 2GB
- MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Gaming OC 2GB
- EVGA GeForce GT 740 Superclocked Single Slot 4GB
- ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 750TI Overclocked 2 G
- EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB