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Thread: Building a PC - optimum hardware considerations?

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    Question Building a PC - optimum hardware considerations?

    Hi,

    I'm thinking of building a desktop PC for work and I was wondering what
    sort of hardware I should invest in for an optimum and responsive
    performance with Artrage.

    I'm hoping to get a Wacom display monitor so I'm really hoping to make
    the brushes as responsive as possible for a true-to-life drawing experience.
    Aside from a decent multicore processor and RAM, is there a considerable
    boost in performance with:
    Ram speed - i.e. GDDR5 vs DDR4 vs DDR3?
    Recommended Graphics Cards?
    Is Graphic Card memory more important?

    Look forward to hearing from you
    Last edited by Cloudbusting; 07-11-2016 at 02:19 AM.

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    The RAM memory is the most important thing - the more + faster RAM you have, the better, basically. Absolute minimum 8GB, 16GB would be awesome, more than that is probably overkill but certainly wouldn't hurt.

    (Note: Different OS have different caps on the amount of RAM they can use at one time, so that's the only thing to check - no point adding more RAM than your system will actually use).
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    Thanks for your reply I currently have 12GB and it runs pretty well on my laptop. Though I think it's just DDR2. Does Artrage make use of Graphic Card memory or is a card that important?

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    ArtRage doesn't use the graphics card - so load up on RAM and don't worry about it unless you need one for something else.
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    I have the latest version of ArtRage on my 4Gb ram Vista laptop and it works like a dream.

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