Hi guys, I know there are multiple posts on PC upgrades, but I’m struggling to find a specific enough answer to this question.
Background Info: I use blender mainly for Archiviz on the cycles engine. With the potential in the future to do ‘fly-though’ animations. I’m currently having issues with blender freezing and becoming very slow with large sub surf modifiers (I use these for displacement for roof tiles etc.).
- AMD FX-8350 8-core CPU
- 12GB DDR3 RAM (not sure on speed)
- MSI Gaming X RX580 8GB GPU
I want to upgrade to DDR4, but due to cashflow, need to do the upgrade in 2 stages.
Stage 1 - Upgrade to Ryzen 7 3700X CPU
Upgrade to 32GB DDR4 RAM - 3600Mhz speed
Upgrade mobo and case to suit.
Stage 2 - Upgrade to RTX 2080 SUPER or 2080ti (depending on budget at the time)
My questions are - Will I see any performance increases after stage 1 at all? Specifically with the issues I’m having with large sub surf numbers (generally between 6-8 divisions).
Will the GPU bottleneck be too large while temporarily using the RX580 and make blender unusable completely?
I’ve been told I’d be better to upgrade the GPU first, but my current case won’t support a card of this size so really stuck with doing the upgrade this way round.
Sorry for the long post, tried to include as much info. as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated!