woohoo....new machine

Started by inkydigit, February 15, 2008, 05:20:49 am

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inkydigit

Hi All!
its been a long time coming, but I have eventually been able to get a new machine(thanks partially to getting cash from my folks etc at christmas)...I originally had one of these:  http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/stats/imac_dv_400.html
added more RAM/upgraded OS etc....it has done me well since 1999/2000.....but now I have one of these:  http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/stats/imac-core-2-duo-2.4-24-inch-aluminum-specs.html
...what can I say?
I have been living in the dark ages for too long....you will hopefully see more of my work....rendering has become alot more fun....lol....done a couple of test renders with settings I would never even have attempted to try, and the results are beyond comparison...will post some stuff soon....all the best see you all soon
Jason
:)

rcallicotte

Looks like a cool machine.  Render away!   :o
So this is Disney World.  Can we live here?

Oshyan

Congrats Inky!!! I've honestly hoped for this day for a long time. I've always liked your work and been disappointed that your available computer resources kept you from doing more. I can't wait to see what you can do now. :)

- Oshyan

Dark Fire

February 16, 2008, 05:49:51 pm #3 Last Edit: February 16, 2008, 05:51:50 pm by Dark Fire
Woooo...I've just got a new machine too - a Sony VAIO VGN-AR51M. So far, it has rendered much faster than my old HP Pavilion - so much faster, in fact, that I'm finding myself using the render preview much more. The render preview for a blank project, for example, now takes under 5 seconds to finish rendering (rather than around a minute). I can finally see why AMD has no real answer to this Core 2 Duo...

sjefen

Quote from: Dark Fire on February 16, 2008, 05:49:51 pm
I can finally see why AMD has no real answer to this Core 2 Duo...


AMD has Core 2 Duo. It's the Quad they don't have. If AMD had a Quad I would have bought that instead of Intel.
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Dark Fire

Not according to my experience and PC Plus. In fact, it would be fun to play 'spot the difference' with an Athlon 64 and an Athlon 64 X2...

And to say that AMD doesn't have the Quad is an overstatement. I'm a strong AMD supporter, but at the moment I have to admit that Intel are far superior.

PG

AMD does have a 4 core processor, it's called the phenom. but it still doesn't hold anything to the core 2. especially not the wolfdales.
Figured out how to do clicky signatures

sjefen

I think I've made a mistake her. I thought Dark Fire said AMD didn't have 2 core processor's.

Quote from: PG on February 17, 2008, 02:19:36 pm
AMD does have a 4 core processor, it's called the phenom. but it still doesn't hold anything to the core 2. especially not the wolfdales.


I didn't know that ::). Well..... I learn something everyday.

I'll guess I have to say I'm sorry. I think I was a little fast on the trigger.
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
32,0 GB RAM
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

Dark Fire

February 17, 2008, 06:20:53 pm #8 Last Edit: February 17, 2008, 06:22:35 pm by Dark Fire
No, I didn't mean that AMD don't have dual core processors - I was pointing out that Intel's dual core processors are simply amazing compared to AMD's. Sorry for the ambiguity.

Haha...How could you not know about Phenom? It's famous! Even AMD say that it's rubbish. :D

Anyway, hopefully the European Competition Commission will screw Intel, and AMD will catch up...

inkydigit

thanks Oshyan/calico et al!
looking forward to getting my teeth into a couple of projects!
cheers
J