Would a GPU upgrade increase Stardust performance dramatically?

Support ForumCategory: QuestionsWould a GPU upgrade increase Stardust performance dramatically?
Nick asked 11 months ago

I know this is probably a silly question, but would i be seeing a huge increase in performance in Stardust if i upgraded a 1080GTX to a 2080ti?
According to pudget systems, GPU doesn’t really affect AE performance (normally CPU bound), however with Stardust being a GPU plugin i assum i’d notice a huge difference.
Any idea on this would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks

5 Answers
admin Staff answered 11 months ago

Hi, you will see high increase in performance in some set-ups and on other possibly not, as render / simulation time has many factors.  

Nick answered 11 months ago

Thanks! One other question, does Stardust use multi-core processing for simulation? 
Thankyou

PJ answered 10 months ago

Can I add a follow-up question: Would two GPU’s (Nvidia) using SLI improve performance? I’ve got two 1080’s around and would like to know if it’s worth MOBO upgrade to get SLI running.

PJ answered 10 months ago

Also, could we have an answer to @Nick’s previous question RE multi-core / multithread rendering?

Nick answered 7 months ago

RJ, I upgraded to a 2080ti and an AMD 3950x (64gb ram) and sadly saw only a slight improvement in performance – nothing significant (maybe 20%).
Previous system was an i7 6700k, 16gb ram and a GTX 1080.
The gpu is hardly tickled – doesn’t even bother going to boost clock speeds, and it looks like Stardust only uses 2 cores (out of my 16!). Really hope they optimise this plugin better. I have Notch (which is a real time graphics program) but would way rather work with Stardust, the render times just seem crazy, especially for my system.

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