I beleive this counts as a blender basic.
Doesn’t the final rendering speed depend more on the power of the processor than the power of the video card?
I haven’t built it yet (just waiting for the mobo to arrive) but in a week or so I’m going to be on this setup:
nvidia gt7900 256mb
2gb corsair ram
intel core 2 extreme
I want to say power of video card and RAM, but looking at your specs, you should be fine either way.
Correct me if I am wrong.
I have reason to say the Video Card (GPU) is NOT really involved in rendering speed.
I upgraded from a GFX 5200 to a Geforce 7300 in October and noticed no real difference in rendering speed.
To get faster speeds, you should get more RAM or a faster processor.
The rendering is done completely by the blender internal raytracer, your video card is not involved in any way. more ram doesn’t help all that much either unless you are rendering projects that take a lot of ram. so long as you have more ram in your computer than blender needs, you should be fine. The big thing is streight up processing power. Since blender currently only handles two threads, the core2 extreme will not be any better than a core2.
Since blender currently only handles two threads, the core2 extreme will not be any better than a core2.
Are you sure? I mean, clock speeds are clock speeds right?