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I have a Dell XPS-8700 w/Intel i7 4790 and 32Gb RAM and a AMD Radeon RX470 video board. However, it seems very slow.After watching some of the webinars, I realize mine is extremely slow.Any suggestions on this machine, or what to purchase?Thanks!
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I'm about to start building one myself, so currently investigating options.

What is your budget? 

I seem to have started with a £2500 Dell Alienware Aurora R7 spec, and whittled the component price down to about £1900 at the moment.  Hope to find the components cheaper.... Still looking! 

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No budget...want to stay under $2000
I had a salesman tell me that mine is a great machine and should be sufficient.
However, watching Kai's iRay rendering tutorial made me realize how slow it is. Sad
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JmsRyan (10/29/2018)
I have a Dell XPS-8700 w/Intel i7 4790 and 32Gb RAM and a AMD Radeon RX470 video board. However, it seems very slow.After watching some of the webinars, I realize mine is extremely slow.Any suggestions on this machine, or what to purchase?Thanks!

It looks like all you need is a new Nvidia GTX card. Get the best one you afford, and that works with your power supply. I think a GTX 1060/6 Gig is a good minimum. The more VRAM, the better.
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Prices are way low for the GTX 1080Ti these days with the release of their new products. You have plenty of ram so the card should do the trick.

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Thanks guys!
I thought getting twice the minimum "2Gb or higher" would do the trick.
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JmsRyan (10/29/2018)
I thought getting twice the minimum "2Gb or higher" would do the trick.


A 2GB "minimum" is actually "below minimum" according to most users here.

2GB = Tragic
4GB = Miminum
6GB = Good
8+ GB = Best





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JmsRyan (10/29/2018)
I thought getting twice the minimum "2Gb or higher" would do the trick.


A 2GB "minimum" is actually "below minimum" according to most users here.

2GB = Tragic
4GB = Miminum
6GB = Good
8+ GB = Best


It's sad that the RL sales literature is still not updated to what is realistic. "Minimum" is kind of a meaningless: it will perhaps open iClone, but you can't do anything with it.

I mean, the following for iClone 7 is so painful that it is beyond embarrassing, but it is what candidate users will see:

Dual core CPU
4GB RAM
5GB free hard disk space
Graphics Card: NVidia GeForce GTX 400 Series / AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
Video Memory: 1GB RAM
Display Resolution: 1024 x 768
Color Depth: True Color (32-bit)

It doesn't matter that the Recommended requirements are slightly better, the listed 2 GB VRAM is inadequate, as Viking points out above.

Also, salespeople in stores have usually no idea (they think in terms of playing games). It's better to ask here first.



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How's an AMD Radeon RX-570 8Gb sound (only $260)?
A NVidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti w/11Gb is twice as expensive - but, I don't know if I'd gain that much.
I'm running 2 monitors and have a 600w power supply.
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JmsRyan (10/30/2018)
How's an AMD Radeon RX-570 8Gb sound (only $260)?
A NVidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti w/11Gb is twice as expensive - but, I don't know if I'd gain that much.
I'm running 2 monitors and have a 600w power supply.

Certain features such as Global Illumination and the Iray renderer are only GPU-supported by Nvidia GTX cards. In case of an AMD card, those features use the CPU and system RAM, so they will be less efficient. To be further future-proof I would recommend Nvidia.

I have an Nvidia GTX 1080 with 8 GB VRAM and I run into limits, so 11 GB is no longer a luxury.



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