Hi all. Happy New Year.
I've been using ON1 2020, 2022 and now 2023 as a great alternative to LR and bits of PS. I bought a gaming type windows PC a year ago to speed up my workflow as I regularly edit sets of several hundreds photos. I use HDR, NR etc.
ON1 2023 is usable but noticeably slower than 2022. It can take several seconds to switch between images or between edit and browse mode. I like the new tack sharp and NR, but these too are quite slow. I run 3 monitors and use ON1 across two of them. My PC spec is: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G processor with onboard Radeon 7 graphics; 500GB SSD (for OS & system files), 2GB SSD for storage & photos; 32GB DDR4 RAM; 650W power supply; MSI MPG B550 gaming plus motherboard.
At the time I didn't buy a separate graphics card. I am now considering buying either an RX 6600 XT or RX 6700 XT AMD Radeon graphics card. There are many such cards at a variety of prices.
As far as I can tell, from online searches and comparisons, they all seem to have a very similar performance from the basic AMD 6600 or 6700 GPU within.
I have three questions:
1) Does anyone know (or how can I estimate) how much either of these processors might speed up ON1 2023? I.e. will I get a good and noticeable bang for my bucks (£250 - 400 GBP, which is $300 - 500 USD).
2) What else should I try first before buying a GPU? I.e. how else can I optimise ON1 2023 and/or my PC? I have played with the system preferences in ON1 2023. It is running on fast SSDs. How can I prioritise how ON1 2023 gets priority of system resources as a process?
3) I have read that using an nvidia RTX card is not a good idea as it might clash with my AMD processor. That is why I am looking at RX 6##0 XT cards. Does anyone have any experience with these cards and ON1 2023, or want to suggest any other cards I should consider? Many thanks.
PS Brian Lawson has suggested the following to me on another forum:
* moving the program's Scratch space to its own fast SSD.
* put my PerfectBrowseCache there too
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