Using a non-gaming video card?
I'm curious whether anyone is using a non-gaming video card with On1. There are several "professional" workstation grade cards that offer performance, but are not suitable for gaming. AMD has the W6400/W6600 cards and NVidia has cards like the RTX A2000.
The cards from both manufacturers are substantially less expensive and power hungry than gaming cards, yet appear to offer performance boosts to photo editing apps.
On1 doesn't provide a lot of details about the most useful features on a video card, so it's hard to know how these might affect performance.
I would ask tech support about this. They could tell you or ask the engineers about what the video card needs to provide for their software's best performance. Gaming video cards are mostly about refresh rates which don't really come into play with photo editing. It's the muscle and memory that we need, not a fast refresh rate since what were are looking at are static images.0
Tech support provided the following feedback regarding non-gaming video cards:
Yes, any dedicated graphics card will provide a performance boost when using ON1 software.
Typically as long as the graphics card provides at least 2GB of VRAM and you have a decent CPU installed then you should see overall good performance when using your ON1 software.0
Not very helpful for figuring out how to get the most bang for your buck. 🙁0
... and it's not accurate either. We already know that 2 gig is not enough.
I just replaced my 2 gig card as it wouldn't run AI Resize at all.
If you're buying a new card, keep in mind that while you can use an inexpensive card to get you going NOW, will it still be enough after next years updates? Or the year after? You're going to have to plan ahead a bit.1
Definitely not too helpful. It would be great if they provided some detailed information regarding actual performance.
[And on an unrelated note, I think I figured out why tech support stops responding to my updates to tickets. Apparently, once they mark it "Solved", their system will no longer post users emails to the tickets. I've sent emails requesting updates on several tickets that have gone without feedback for months. I looked at my tickets on the web site, and none of the updates that I sent in nor my requests for feedback on the progress have been posted to the tickets.The tickets appear to have been closed a day after the last activity, even though communication between support and myself was still ongoing. I guess the only way to get the expected feedback is to open a new ticket and reference the original ticket. 🙁 ]0
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