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Thread: Portalizing speeds new processor

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2012

    Portalizing speeds new processor

    Hi everyone,

    I read that Dromed only uses a single core on the CPU (is this still true for Newdark?).

    Right now I have an i5 with 4 cores, each running on 3,4ghz.
    Does this mean that if I'm going to get an 8 (physical) core CPU next year, with each core running on 2,2ghz, that it will run slower, especially when portalizing?

  2. #2
    Dˇttirin klŠ­ist oft mˇ­ur m÷ttli
    Registered: Apr 2015
    DromEd is using a single core. The new 8 core CPU is likely to be slower.
    Single Thread Performance Benchmarks
    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/singleThread.html

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2012
    Ahh I see. Thanks for the info.

    As I'm dromedding a lot I will change my plan and have a look at one of these

  4. #4
    Dˇttirin klŠ­ist oft mˇ­ur m÷ttli
    Registered: Apr 2015
    My recommendation is to get a pre-owned 4790k/4770k or a good Xeon workstation for DromEd. If you're luky, you can save a lot of money.

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: Texas
    There is a difference between slower and slow by 1998-2000 standards. I wouldn't really think of any of today's PCs as being slow. It all depends on how large of a mission you are trying to portalize. My largest missions took about 1-2 minutes on my quad core running at 2.4 GHz compared to my first mission taking 30 minutes on a Pentium II.

  6. #6
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Fields of bluegrass
    Exactly. Unless you are literally getting a new PC exclusively for Thief, I would go ahead and get however many cores makes you happy since it makes a difference in about all other tasks and programs. While theoretically what's being discussed here could be true, I can't imagine it really makes a big difference. I have a 4-year old quad core PC and Dromed is still blazingly fast in terms of portalization and ObjCast lighting, compared to days of yore on my old single core XP machine.

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: Texas
    I would be spoiled if I had a PC exclusively for Thief. Anyway we still have area brushes to give more immediate results in a specific area. I wonder if we could establish some benchmarks for portalization.

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2012
    I bought the i7 8700k, cooled it pretty well too. In Dromed, I compared some processing/portalization times and I'm getting about a 40% increase in times. Which is exactly what you get when you compare both CPU's in that list Unna Oertdottir posted.

    @Yandros, nah not getting it exclusively for Thief hehe, but it's sure cool to have faster processing times! I needed a new CPU for video editing as well and gaming.

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