multiple cores

Discussion in 'Nikon Capture and View NX' started by jim hughes, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. jim hughes

    jim hughes

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    Jun 12, 2008
    Minneapolis
    Thinking about buying a new motherboard, and considering a CPU with 4 cores. Few applications today actually make use of 4 cores; it's mostly hype at this point. Does anyone know if NX2 uses more than 2? (And I assume it at least makes use of 2 when loading/saving files).
     
  2. Jim, I have seen the first draft of the first part of Tom's upcoming tutorial about fine tuning Capture NX for use on a Windows machine. He mentions that a dual core machine is better than a single core and that a quad core machine is better than a dual core machine. He also adds that RAM is the most limiting factor and that the processor itself is not as much of a factor unless it's a "mid range" processor. I haven't asked him to clarify what he means by a "mid range" processor.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. I recently watched the CPU activity during a batch process in NX2 and it used all 4 cores (C2Q 9450) equally, between 30-60%.

    Cheers
     
  4. jim hughes

    jim hughes

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    Jun 12, 2008
    Minneapolis
    Well that's encouraging. It would be great if they also used multithreading during rendering, but that may be too much to hope for.