Can someone do 1 test to see the fps, and whether i need to spend £1700 on a new pc

Hi at the moment i have an i5 9600k, rtx 2060 and 16gb ram
with the new topaz 2 step upscale i am getting very low fps.

my video resolution is 720 x 576
when upscaling by 4x so my 720 x 576 is going to be upscaled to 2880 x 2304

my 1st enhancement is gaia hq and 2nd pass enhancement is iris auto and intermediate resolution is auto

i get between 1.7 fps and 2.0 fps
that is very slow, can someone with a high end pc test any 720 x 576 file of yours to see what fps you get and if its worth me shelling out on a new pc.

i couldnt find anything on user benchmarks.

Can you upload (part of) your source video? I can do the test on 12700K, RTX 4070 TI, 128 GB RAM.


You can post your benchmark results and see how they compare. It won’t give you actual numbers, but a good idea of how much speed increase you can expect.

Ok thanks that will help greatly as i intend to get i5 13600k with rtx 4070 ti and 64gb ram

Comparing benchmark might not help in this case, i need actual test on the new 2 pass settings above, and benchmarks differ to actual rendering time ive noticed.

heres the test file link thanks

Good point.
Here are the results of my computers:

Topaz Video AI  v3.5.0
System Information
OS: Windows v11.21
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core Processor              31.903 GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti  11.816 GB
Processing Settings
device: 0 vram: 1 instances: 1
4.5 FPS
Topaz Video AI  v3.5.0
System Information
OS: Windows v11.22
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 7900X 12-Core Processor              31.749 GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti  11.729 GB
Processing Settings
device: 0 vram: 1 instances: 1
6.7 FPS

Hi thanks for sharing, may i ask is the fps shown on your results from my file ? And exact settings above opening post ?

It seems i will get well over double fps on rendering time if thats the case.

Yes I followed what you said to do in the opening post and waited for the fps to stabilize.
I did PNG output, that might make a difference.

Hi thank if you don’t mind and have the patience, can you please try h265 mkv output if you have the time, i think png is slower than h265, so it might be even more faster rendering time.

Oh I’ve tried that before. H.265 was much slower because it would run fine for awhile, and then slow down to a crawl. They have changed how it’s being done with the dynamic options. Maybe that helps.
For the 3080 computer running back to back until stable for a minute. PNG was 4.7 FPS H.265 was 4.9 FPS. (I know I said 4.5 FPS before, but I low-balled that and seem to be getting 4.7 more often.)
For the 4070 computer PNG was 6.7 FPS H.265 was 7.4 FPS.

I could try a long run later to see if it still does slow down after half an hour like it did before. I stick with PNG for a lot of reasons. Maybe speed is no longer one of them.

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Thank a lot for testing really helpful and appreciated

8.3 fps with h.265 main medium and the same with h.264 high medium. CPU Intel Core i9 13900K GPU RTX 4090. Tested with your test file in Video a. i. 3.5.0. :slight_smile:

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Thats great now i need to decide if its worth upgrading, that would have been my final upscale i didn’t mention the 1st stage, where i use hybrid with various filters at 100% before feeding it topaz.

And that setting really does make a huge difference thats why at 2fps i was thinking maybe time to upgrade.

I wasted money on a macbook pro m1, £1800 and i really regret buying it great for adobe and davinci but even slower than my pc on topaz.

I will never fall for macs again, these youtube reviews are wrong about it rendering power.

I had Mac computers only between 2008 and 2018. Then I switched to a Windows PC with a good cooling and GPU again. :slight_smile: