I think ON1 is great photo editing software. Resize rendering speed with the software was never an issue with the computer system I have. I realize that as complexity increases, processing speed tends to decrease. But with Resize 2022 AI the rendering speed decreased over the Resize 2022 (non-AI) version so I thought it was time for a new video card. A friend has several computers and video cards so I considered some brief testing before upgrading. This is not meant to be a exact evaluation but a very rough gauge as so many variations of cpus and video cards exist, nonetheless the results may help other persons planning on a video card upgrade.
The computer used has a I7 cpu slightly above mid range. The first test was using the motherboard onboard video (HD530) only. The 2022 Resize (non-AI) rendered very quickly with almost no lag. The 2022 Resize AI took around 8 minutes to complete the rendering.
The test was repeated with 1050 ti video card installed. The 2022 Resize (non-AI) completed almost instantaneously. The 2022 Resize AI took less than a minute to complete the rendering.
Using the onboard video, the GPU showed 100% utilization. Using the 1050 ti card, the GPU showed approximately 15-19% utilization.
The next test involved using a very high end video card (+$1000). The 2022 AI rendering showed approximately only a 10-15% decrease over the 1050 ti card, and show a cpu bottleneck. So the higher investment cost of the video card may not be justified.
So it seems an increase in video card processing only goes so far before an increase or an upgrade in cpu processor is required to significantly decrease the rendering time. So an upgrade only in a new video card may not show a vast improvement in rendering speed depending on what video card is currently installed.
This is not meant to be totally inclusive of all systems, just the results of some testing to give an idea of what happened with using two different video cards and the same cpu.
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